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  • proper n. The wife of Moses.
  • proper n. A female given name of biblical origin.


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From Classical Hebrew צִפֹּרָה (TZipporā), a feminization of the word for “bird”.


  • Naw Zipporah Sein, general secretary of the Karen National Union, said her group was among those that took part in the weekend talks, which she and others described as the first serious cease-fire talks in many years.

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  • There is evidence such as the use of a stone knife in the Biblical stories of Joshua and Zipporah that the tradition may in fact be even older, perhaps even as early as 3200 BCE.

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  • Zipporah Films Frederick Wiseman made his 39th film, 'Crazy Horse,' about the famous Paris cabaret of the title.

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  • Before Haim's death, two sons had been married in Hamburg, a daughter in Hannover, and the oldest daughter, Zipporah, in

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  • Then Zipporah took a flint and cut off her son's foreskin and threw it at Moses 'feet, and she said, "You are indeed a bridegroom of blood to me.'"

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  • Here he married Zipporah and became a father to Gershom, meaning, “I have been a stranger in a foreign land” Exodus 2:22 NKJV.

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  • On a totally unrelated note, Wiseman's films are now available on DVD at consumer prices (used to be institutional only) via the Zipporah website.

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  • She was the elder of two daughters born to María Caetana (Zipporah) and Rev. David Mendez Machado.

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  • Zipporah, after whom Devorah Baron named her only daughter, married a rabbi and died two years after her wedding.

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  • Two additional sisters, Zipporah and Hanna, were younger than she.

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