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Miriam the Prophetess

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Miriam the Prophetess

Biblical portraits: Miriam the Prophetess

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As the Pentateuch comes to a close, the Israelites reach the Land of Israel, but, sadly, they cannot share their joy with the three who led them on the arduous journey out of Egypt: Moses, Aaron and Miriam all die before entering the Holy Land. The three deaths in close sequence appear to signal that the Israelites must adjust to new leadership as well as to new terrain. But the deaths also encourage us to reflect on what has passed, on the lives led by this famous sibling triumvirate.

Original Date: 
July 25, 2009
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