The Women's Haggadah: The Legacy of Miriam
"Miriam was the sister of Moses and Aaron. She was the first prophet and she foretold the Exodus; she was the singer at the seashore and the one cast low. After her outcry, `Has the Lord spoken only through Moses?' she was publicly humiliated. Soon thereafter, she died.
Nothing more. Only six times was she mentioned in Hebrew scripture-three times in Exodus, named twice only as the sister and once with her song and the title `the prophetess.' Then three times in Numbers, her sedition, leprosy, and death. Yet she has haunted our prophets and tellers of legend."
(The Women's Haggadah. 1993, 1994 by E.M. Broner)
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