Sunday, December 8, 2013

Jesse Tree of Holy Women ~ Miriam

"Drop down dew yet heavens above

and let the clouds rain the just one."
Isaiah 45: 8

"Then the prophet Miriam, Aaron's sister, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women went out after her with tambourines and with dancing."
Exodus 15: 20

Miriam, daughter of Jochebed and Amran and granddaughter of Kohath who was a son of Levi, was the sister of Moses and Aaron and shared leadership with her brothers during the exodus from Egypt. she led the women in song and spirited dance following the miracle at the Sea of Reeds, and was briefly afflicted with a debilitating skin disease after criticizing her brother Moses. Miriam died and was buried in Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin without reaching the Promised Land (Woman Word by Miriam Therese Winter).

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