Zipporah – Overview

Biblical Texts

The Torah tells us surprisingly little about Moshe's family and his wife Zipporah. Zipporah appears only three times – in Shemot 2:16-22 when Moshe marries her, in Shemot 4:20-26 when Moshe leaves for Egypt, and in Shemot 18:2-7 when she is returned to Moshe.1 From this meager data, the commentators attempt to sketch a portrait of Zipporah.

Contrasting Portraits



Religious Identity

Before meeting Moshe

After meeting Moshe

Marriage to Moshe

Related Topics

An analysis of Zipporah's personality is related to the following topics: