Women of the Bible from A to Z series
“Moses agreed to stay with Jethro, and
he gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses to be his wife.”
Exodus 2:21 ncv
After the Pharaoh heard of Moses’ interference in a fight between an Egyptian and Hebrew, the ruler set out to have Moses killed. So, Moses fled Egypt to the land of Midian.
He was seated beside a well when a Midian priest’s seven daughters came to draw water for their father’s flock. Some shepherds in the area tried to drive the young ladies away, but Moses came to the damsels’ aid. This impressed their father who invited Moses to dine with him and his daughters…and to repay Moses for his good deed; the priest offered his daughter Zipporah’s hand in marriage. In the next verse, it says she gave birth to a son which Moses named Gershom.