Who's who in the Bible: Miriam
Miriam was the sister of Moses and Aaron. We are first introduced to her in Exodus 2:4 when Moses' mother hid him in a basket because Pharaoh was trying to kill all the Israelite baby boys. Miriam watched the basket to see what would happen.
Our second encounter with Miriam is in Exodus 15:20-21 when the Israelites were celebrating escaping from the Egyptians. Verse 21 refers to Miriam as a prophetess. She is the first woman in the Bible to be given this title.
Unfortunately, Miriam and her brother, Aaron, became proud and were jealous of Moses. When they complained about him God heard them and struck Miriam down with a skin disease. She had to stay outside the camp for 7 days until she was clean again.
What can we learn from Miriam? Be humble.
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