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Zipporah, Wife of Moses - A Novel

Marek Halter

In the time of the Pharaoh, a tiny infant is rescued from the banks of the Red Sea. She is named Zipporah, "the little bird." Although she is a Cushite by birth-one of the black people of the lands to the south-she is taken in by Jethro, high priest and sage of the Midianites. Jethro adores his adopted daughter, and she is an honored member of his family. But the blackness of Zipporah's skin sets her apart and will decide her future: she will be an outsider, and the men of her adopted tribe will not want her as a wife. But when she becomes a young woman, Zipporah's destiny changes forever. While drawing water at a well one day, she meets a handsome young man, a stranger. Like her, he is an outsider, a foreigner. His name is Moses. A Hebrew raised in the house of the Pharaoh, Moses is a fugitive, forced to flee his homeland of Egypt after murdering one of the Pharaoh's cruel overseers. Zipporah knows almost immediately that this man will be the husband and partner she never thought she would have. At first Moses wants nothing more than a peaceful life with the Midianites. He is content in his role as Zipporah's lover and the honorary son of Jethro the sage. But Zipporah refuses to let Moses forget his past or turn away from what she believes to be his true destiny. Although he is the love of her life and the father of her children, Zipporah won't marry Moses until he agrees to return to Egypt to confront Pharaoh and free his people. When God reveals himself to Moses in the burning bush, his words echo Zipporah's, and Moses returns to Egypt with Zipporah by his side. A passionate lover and a generous, thoughtful wife, Zipporah becomes the guiding force in Moses' struggle. With the help of her powerful father, she teaches the rebellious young man about the rule of law and the force of justice. Because of Zipporah-the outsider, the black-skinned woman-Moses becomes a defender of the oppressed and a liberator of the enslaved. A woman ahead of her time, Zipporah leaps from the pages of this remarkable novel. Bold, i

In the time of the Pharaoh, a tiny infant is rescued from the banks of the Red Sea. She is named Zipporah, "the little bird." Although she is a Cushite by birth-one of the black people of the lands to the south-she is taken in by Jethro, high priest and sage of the Midianites. Jethro adores his adopted daughter, and she is an honored member of his family. But the blackness of Zipporah's skin sets her apart and will decide her future: she will be an outsider, and the men of her adopted tribe will not want her as a wife. But when she becomes a young woman, Zipporah's destiny changes forever. While drawing water at a well one day, she meets a handsome young man, a stranger. Like her, he is an outsider, a foreigner. His name is Moses. A Hebrew raised in the house of the Pharaoh, Moses is a fugitive, forced to flee his homeland of Egypt after murdering one of the Pharaoh's cruel overseers. Zipporah knows almost immediately that this man will be the husband and partner she never thought she would have. At first Moses wants nothing more than a peaceful life with the Midianites. He is content in his role as Zipporah's lover and the honorary son of Jethro the sage. But Zipporah refuses to let Moses forget his past or turn away from what she believes to be his true destiny. Although he is the love of her life and the father of her children, Zipporah won't marry Moses until he agrees to return to Egypt to confront Pharaoh and free his people. When God reveals himself to Moses in the burning bush, his words echo Zipporah's, and Moses returns to Egypt with Zipporah by his side. A passionate lover and a generous, thoughtful wife, Zipporah becomes the guiding force in Moses' struggle. With the help of her powerful father, she teaches the rebellious young man about the rule of law and the force of justice. Because of Zipporah-the outsider, the black-skinned woman-Moses becomes a defender of the oppressed and a liberator of the enslaved. A woman ahead of her time, Zipporah leaps from the pages of this remarkable novel. Bold, i
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In the time of the Pharaoh, a tiny infant is rescued from the banks of the Red Sea. She is named Zipporah, "the little bird." Although she is a Cushite by birth-one of the black people of the lands to the south-she is taken in by Jethro, high priest and sage of the Midianites. Jethro adores his adopted daughter, and she is an honored member of his family. But the blackness of Zipporah's skin sets her apart and will decide her future: she will be an outsider, and the men of her adopted tribe will not want her as a wife. But when she becomes a young woman, Zipporah's destiny changes forever. While drawing water at a well one day, she meets a handsome young man, a stranger. Like her, he is an outsider, a foreigner. His name is Moses. A Hebrew raised in the house of the Pharaoh, Moses is a fugitive, forced to flee his homeland of Egypt after murdering one of the Pharaoh's cruel overseers. Zipporah knows almost immediately that this man will be the husband and partner she never thought she would have. At first Moses wants nothing more than a peaceful life with the Midianites. He is content in his role as Zipporah's lover and the honorary son of Jethro the sage. But Zipporah refuses to let Moses forget his past or turn away from what she believes to be his true destiny. Although he is the love of her life and the father of her children, Zipporah won't marry Moses until he agrees to return to Egypt to confront Pharaoh and free his people. When God reveals himself to Moses in the burning bush, his words echo Zipporah's, and Moses returns to Egypt with Zipporah by his side. A passionate lover and a generous, thoughtful wife, Zipporah becomes the guiding force in Moses' struggle. With the help of her powerful father, she teaches the rebellious young man about the rule of law and the force of justice. Because of Zipporah-the outsider, the black-skinned woman-Moses becomes a defender of the oppressed and a liberator of the enslaved. A woman ahead of her time, Zipporah leaps from the pages of this remarkable novel. Bold, i

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ellen Reilly

Length:

6h 12m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:51


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:34


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:26


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:24


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:04


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:22


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:27


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:51


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:54


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:37


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:13


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:16


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:19


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:02


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:12


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:10


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:07


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:49


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:36


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:09


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:07


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:22


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:09


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:21


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

01:54


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:11


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:52


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:31


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

01:21


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:01


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:16


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:05


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:29


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:19


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:36


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:44


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:39


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:29


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

01:07


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

01:00


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:25


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:20


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:04


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:17


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:47


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:37


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:34


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

02:46


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

02:39


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:09


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:50


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:06


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:33


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:40


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:48


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:14


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:56


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:38


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

02:57


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:14


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

02:40


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:26


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

02:34


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:09


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:40


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:34


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

02:36


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

02:41


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:15


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

02:20


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:11


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:02


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:13


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

01:40


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

00:40


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

02:06


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:12


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:32