Saved by Zipporah

Exodus 2:21

[21]And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.

Exodus 3:1

[1]Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.

Exodus 4:24-26

[24]And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that the LORD met him, and sought to kill him.

[25]Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet, and said, Surely a bloody husband art thou to me.

[26]So he let him go: then she said, A bloody husband thou art, because of the circumcision.

🔥 Jethro knew the law of circumcision.

✔ Zipporah saved the lives of her husband and her son. 

⬛ Comparison of Pentateuch:

Targums Onkelos, (ONK) 

Jonathan Ben Uzziel/Palestinian, 

Jerusalem Fragments (JER) 

EXODUS 4:26
ONK 4:26 And when he had desisted from him, she said, But for the blood of this circumcision my husband would have been condemned to die.
PAL 4:26 And the destroying angel desisted from him, so that Zipporah gave thanks, and said, How lovely is the blood of this circumcision that hath delivered my husband from the angel of destruction!
JER 4:26 And when the Destroyer had ceased from him, Zipporah gave thanks and said, How lovely is the blood of this circumcision which hath saved my husband from the hand of the angel of death!


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Author: Mahi Ministries

Rabbi Mort at Mahi Ministries

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