Zipporah, Wife of Moses

Zipporah, Wife of Moses

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Zipporah, Wife of Moses by Marek Halter

From the internationally bestselling author of Sarah comes the riveting story of the remarkable woman who walked beside Moses.

Although she is a Cushite by birth—one of the people of the lands to the south—Zipporah grew up as the beloved daughter of Jethro, high priest and sage of the Midianites. But the color of Zipporah’s skin sets her apart, making her an outsider to the men of her adopted tribe, who do not want her as a wife. Then one day while drawing water from a well, she meets a handsome young stranger. Like her, he is an outsider. A Hebrew raised in the house of the Egyptian Pharaoh, Moses is a fugitive, forced to flee his homeland. Zipporah realizes that this man will be the husband and partner she never thought she would have.

Moses wants nothing more than a peaceful life with the Midianites, but Zipporah won’t let Moses forget his past—or turn away from his true destiny.

She refuses to marry him until he returns to Egypt to free his people. When God reveals himself to Moses in a burning bush, his words echo Zipporah’s, and Moses returns to Egypt with his passionate and generous wife by his side.

A woman ahead of her time, Zipporah leaps from the pages of this remarkable novel. Bold, independent, and a true survivor, she is a captivating heroine, and her world of deserts, temples, and ancient wonders is a fitting backdrop to an epic tale.

Look for the Reader’s Group Guide at the back of this book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400052790
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/05/2005
Series: The Canaan Trilogy
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Marek Halter was born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1936. During World War II, his family escaped the Warsaw Ghetto and eventually settled in France. He is the author of several critically acclaimed bestselling novels, including Sarah, the first of the Canaan trilogy, and Lilah, the concluding one.

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Zipporah, Wife of Moses 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was bought by my sister as gift to me. My name is Zipora, so I was very intrigued. Once opened, I could not peel myself away from the pages in which I found a surreal connection as I discovered more about this woman after whom I was named. I cannot even begin to elaborate on the similarities between myself and the Zipporah that Harek describes! It was like I was discovering myself...uncanny! I may be the modern day Zipora from South Africa - I can only hope to dream that my legacy would be a smidgen of this great woman who lead Moses out his mental 'Egypt' to become the man he was destined to be.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was simply browsing through a section of Barnes and Nobles when I came across this book. I began reading it after a quick glance at the description on the back. I have to say, I love this book. I read three chapters at that first encounter. It's a wonderful fictionalization of a biblical romance. A nice spin on a religious story as yet fully realized. And, it's main character is a woman, a heroine of sorts. I loved it!!!
SMM77 More than 1 year ago
I have read Sarah and it was great. Zipporah Wife of Moses was even better! The bible really doesn't describe Zipporah in great detail. I believe the author did a fantastic job developing Zipporah and making her a very interesting and different heroine. The book was hard to put down and I read it in less than a week. It is not a predictable book like you would normally think a bible story would be. I strongly recommend it!!
tendermercies More than 1 year ago
We have almost no detail about a very important part of Moses development as a leader and God's prophet -- his 40 years in Midia. Here he was an outcast, fleeing from the law. Yet -- here he became the leader God wanted him to be, developing the strength and power he needed to return to Egypt, and to his dream of helping the Israelites. Here he became a shepherd -- and a husband, father, and tribal leader. What was life like -- and how did his wife respond? This book seeks to go there, and imagines a complex and remarkable woman -- a great read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldnt put it down, Sarah was great as well, but this will be one that can be read over and over. truly a masterpiece!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is the 2nd in the Trilogy by Marek Halter. I loved the first book, Sarah, and was not disappointed by this book! I loved the storyline that Halter created for Moses and Zipporah. Don't miss out on this one!!
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Loved it- halter really knows how to make the characters come alive
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SenoraGill More than 1 year ago
Liked this one better than halter's 'sarah.' Nice writing, interesting story. Worth the read, for sure.
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SunnyMKay More than 1 year ago
The author has a talent for making us feel the emotional pain and joys of Zipporah and her love for Moses. What a great way to bring out the personal life of Moses apart from the traditional story line shown in movies!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful novel. I brought it because Sarah, Marks first novel was hypnotic and extremely sexy. I was thrilled when i heard he would be writing Zipporah, due to the fact that she is a documented black biblical character. As a Christian, i must say that Mark takes artistic license, however the simple point comes through. Zipporah was Moses' right hand. Your heart will drop, the dynamics of his take on the white Moses and black Zipporah is: FIRE.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not only scholars and students of the Bible but all will find much to enjoy in this narrative, especially as read by multi talented actress Ellen Reilly. She brings understanding, drama, and vibrant voice to the story of Zipporah, wife of Moses. Although there is some discussion as to Zipporah's true identity, author Halter takes his story from the traditional Jewish and Christian views as found in the Book of Numbers. It was during the years of the Pharaoh that a small baby was found by the Red Sea. The child is a girl, and is named Zipporah, meaning 'little bird.' Obviously, she is a Cushite, as her skin is dark. Nonetheless, she is adopted by Jethro, high priest of the Midianites. At the same time that Zipporah has reached womanhood Moses has just killed a man in Egypt, and is running away. He looks for safety among the Midianites. It is there that he meets Zipporah. Her beauty has been acknowledged but because of the color of her skin she knows that men in her adopted tribe will not want her as a wife. Halter posits that when she meets Moses she knows she will be his wife. They have two children, Gershon and Eliezer. Moses is content to remain in Midian, but Zipporah urges him to go back to Egypt and confront the Pharaoh for the sake of his people. Listen, you'll find much of value in this story of a remarkable woman whose name is little known today. Plus, it's a wonderful way to introduce young ones to one of the more intriguing stories in the Bible. - Gail Cooke