Zipporah, Wife of Moses

Zipporah Wife of Moses 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 s

  • Title: Zipporah, Wife of Moses
  • Author: Marek Halter
  • ISBN: 9781400052806
  • Page: 396
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 thFrom 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 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.Also available as an ebook

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      Marek Halter

    About Author

    1. Marek Halter was born in Poland in 1936 During World War II, he and his parents narrowly escaped from the Warsaw ghetto After a time in Russia and Uzbekistan, they emigrated to France in 1950 There Halter studied pantomime with Marcel Marceau and embarked on a career as a painter that led to several international exhibitions In 1967, he founded the International Committee for a Negotiated Peace Agreement in the Near East and played a crucial role in the organization of the first official meetings between Palestinians and Israelis.In the 1970s, Marek Halter turned to writing He first published The Madman and the Kings, which was awarded the Prix Aujourd hui in 1976 He is also the author of several internationally acclaimed, bestselling historical novels, including The Messiah, The Mysteries of Jerusalem, The Book of Abraham, which won the Prix du Livre Inter, and Sarah, the first of the Canaan trilogy, and Lilah, the concluding one.

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    1. You are my garden, my myrrh and honey, my nightly tonic, my black dove.Oh Zipporah, you are my love and the words that save me A wonderful story of blind love, romance, passion and destiny s bittersweet fulfillment This is only the second book I ve read by author Marek Halter and I must say, I m extremely impressed What an artful and romantic way he has with words The mention of Moses wife Zipporah in the Bible is actually so few I think it can be counted on one hand Of course, the Historical Fi [...]


    2. I was hoping this book would be like The Red Tent by Anita Diamont, who took a few lines from the Bible about Dinah the only daughter of Jacob and created an entire fiction story about her, using the known culture and traditions of that time I loved that book.But this bookI didn t even finish it I felt the author was showing me a story, instead of telling me a story I felt the blurb written in the jacket told me than the author did, and with emotion What relationships between the sisters Why [...]


    3. Really 4 1 2 stars I have a soft spot for anything Moses related, which I blame on my being raised on the yearly television showing of The Ten Commandments which I ve always loved for it s pagentry and drama, and there really isn t anything beautiful than old school technicolor I read Halter s first book of the Canaan Trilogy, Sarah, about a year ago and really enjoyed it Halter has a great way of saying just enough which is probably why his novels are rather short but completely satisfying Thi [...]


    4. A fictionalized account of Zipporah s life For me, it was just OK I knew it was fiction, but it still bothered me when the author took liberties with Biblical read historical text In terms of imagining what life would have been like for these nomadic people, it was fairly interesting The writing was a bit awkward, and very repetitive For instance, after the author establishes that Zipporah is a Cushite woman, and black, I think it would be OK for it to be assumed and not brought up nearly every [...]


    5. Meh Every now and then, I get in the mood for a bit of independent bible study And I love that there are books in the biblical fiction genre that I can use as companion reads when, for instance, I want to re read Exodus So, I fell for the cover art on this book and decided to give it a go This imaginative story of Zipporah, the woman who became the wife of Moses, is not exactly what I expected It deviates a great deal from scripture but not necessarily in a good way I realize there is not much t [...]


    6. This book was much better than Sarah, the first book in the Canaan Trilogy Zipporah was a much sympathetic character than Sarah, and Moses so than Abraham Zipporah was a proud woman who knew her destiny with a defiant certainty She knew her role besides Moses, even before they had met Their courtship is passionate apparently Moses was a sexy thing and Moses is accepted into Zipporah s family with great trust and love Her father, Jethro, is a wise and influential figure throughout the novel It [...]


    7. Old Testament women certainly deserve biographies, but with information so scanty their stories will have to be imagined in fiction Marek Halter makes a good try.He speculates that as adoptees, Zipporah and Moses were attracted, or maybe fated He also poses that Jethro, Zipporah s father belies the patrifocal stereotypes of desert patriarchs.Halter illustrates Jethro s caring for his blood and adopted daughters by Jethro s allowing them to chose their husbands and a lack of any mention of paying [...]


    8. This is a biblical, historical novel that brings to life the story of Zipporah, a black skinned Cushite woman who became the wife of Moses, the Israelite.I realize that the author has taken liberties of filling in the gaps in the story of Moses from the Bible I think that is O.K in order to bring new meaning and understanding to some of the old stories of faith Halter portrays Zipporah as a very strong and supportive wife to Moses and encourages and even pushes him to listen to Yahweh s directiv [...]


    9. I may not believe all his biblical historical accounts with this story, however, the writing is brilliant and keeps me reading in one to two sittings I love this line, She is the seed of my future life I take the sentences and phrases seriously maybe because I am a writer I enjoy reading historical romance fiction when it gives the reader modern terms and speeches that was a time before Christ I would love to tackle on such a style of writing that also requires research and flow of characters, i [...]


    10. I liked Zipporah s determination to see Moses fulfill his quest.I did not like How much Miriam and Aaron treated her like she was not one of them, yet she had brought Moses to them with the hope of saving the Israelites from Egypt.I admired Jethro s Zipporah s Father courage and wisdon He had three daughters and Zipporah was adopted and dark skinned, but he loved her most and treated them equally and stood by her even when her most cruel sister Orma did not want anything to do with her.Story Flo [...]


    11. I listened to the audio edition of this book, narrated by Bernadette Dunne This story held my attention better than Sarah , the first book in The Canaan Trilogy I liked the characters better too, especially Jethro One flaw that had me complaining out loud to myself every two or three minutes I was reminded that Ziporrah had dark or black skin, and that this was a problem for her It was so annoying for the author to constantly bring this up Did Mr Halter never notice the dark skin and African fea [...]


    12. Nije lo a knjiga ali nije me odu evila kao prethodna od Halter Sarah boginja i robinja Ljudi su lude i sporo u e Ko e pamtiti Seforu, crnu enu iz plemena Ku ita Ko e se se ati onog to je ona postigla Ko e se se ati njenog imena Neka ova knjiga bude njena skromna grobnica.


    13. Halter has a unique to me writing style It took me about a third of the way to get acclimated to his style Initially I m not a fan but push through and get in the story This novel started out with a superstitious writing from ancient culture that I had to wrap my head around.I m curious on how well a fiction book adheres to the Bible account Knowing that there is not much account of Zipporah, Halter did a good job of giving a plausible explanation.It opened my eyes to new way to view certain Bib [...]


    14. EXCELLENT Read First and foremost I had NO IDEA that Moses even had a wife, let alone a Cushite Black woman who he was attractive and stole his heart and love, yet wouldn t have him until he had completed what God wanted him to do This is such a touching story about love, no matter what color a person is It s about love of a man and his duty not just to his wife and children, but foremost to Yahweh I knew the ending, yet I didn t want it to end Well written Mark Hayek I m looking forward to the [...]


    15. This was an interesting look at a highly unexplored character in Biblical realms Zipporah has always interested me because she is mentioned in the Bible but her story is never explored or explained I can t say that I believe that everything that is found in this book is the truth but I appreciate the attempt to fill in the blanks This book was okay but it s probably not one that I ll read again.


    16. I don t think this story was as strong as the story in Sarah, but I still enjoyed reading about the people from this time period I have to say, even I was frustrated with Zipporah I didn t find her some strong, independent woman I found her frustrating Poor Moses The details that are mostly general knowledge as much as we have , that Halter chose to changeI just wasn t sure of the reason But, it was a good and pretty easy read.


    17. Marek Halter s romance novel Zipporah Wife of Moses is set in biblical Midian This is a hot desert area where the little known characters of Moses s wife and children existed The message of race relations is conveyed If you enjoy reading passionate stories about minor players in the Torah then you will enjoy this book.


    18. Los esclavos son esclavos en su coraz n tanto como en su cuerpo Necesitar n tiempo para alejarse del l tigo del fara n, pero tambi n para liberarse de las cuerdas que han atado a su mente.


    19. I would not read again It was loosely based on fact Moses was a Prophet of God and to write certain things disregarding He was from God is disrespectful to me.



    20. So, after enjoying the book Sarah by this author, I immediately picked up the second book in the trilogy I was vastly disappointed by this book I am a fan of historic fiction and although not a Christian I enjoy reading books that flesh out the stories of the under represented women of the Bible However, when the author changes the story to the point that I can recognize that it is vastly different than the teachings of the Bible, there is a problem I m not a Biblical scholar but I m familiar wi [...]


    21. This is on the lower end of three stars Actually probably of a 2.5.This one disappointed me I did really like Sarah and Zipporah is actually a much likeable character than Sarah I dunno This one was just boring And inaccurate Maybe inaccurate is the wrong word I think I mean contrived.In Sarah, I really enjoyed the way that Halter wove fiction into the story of Abram and Sarai I thought the story flowed well and the characters were really well depicted, interesting, and true to their historica [...]


    22. There are a couple of snippets in the Old Testament that mention Zipporah, the wife of Moses Their sons are mentioned along with her role in the circumcision of their youngest boy, Eliezer From these brief mentions, and perhaps other writings a remarkable story is told about the rest of the story I first heard some of this tale when it was presented on Books Radio Intrigued, I borrowed it from the library and have fit it in around the others things that I am reading for various book clubs The na [...]



    23. Jethro who is the high priest of the Midianites, rescues an infant from the Red Sea, he names her Zipporah and she is raised as his beloved daughter despite his having two other daughters Since she is not of the tribe and her dark skin sets her apart, no man wants her for his wife Yet at the town s well, Zipporah meets a stranger, a tormented young man seeking sanctuary, and feels a kinship with him Like her, he does not really belong His name is Moses who finds a place of peace among the Midian [...]


    24. Vous connaissez Tsippora L pouse noire de Mo se, fille adoptive de Jehtro, le sage.Tsippora en 3 mots forte, intelligente et amoureuse Dans ce roman, Marek Halter nous fait d couvrir l histoire d amour mais compliqu e bien avant le grand saut soit la lib ration des esclaves h breux en gypte On connait tous l histoire donc pas besoin de revenir sur a m me si l auteur l int gre dans le roman De toute fa on, il est juste impossible de passer outre Marek halter nous d voile cette magnifique histoire [...]


    25. This is the second novel in the Canaan Trilogy by Marek Halter and it delivers to the extent of what it is supposed to be but is not as magical per se compared to the first novel written by Halter when it comes to this trilogy Despite the little bit of the loss on magic, this novel is still good and goes through the story of Zipporah, the wife of Moses who was an outcast in the world she lived in She is a member of the Cush tribe which were darker women but she nevertheless delivered her purpose [...]


    26. I just finished reading Zipporah, Wife of Moses by Marek Halter The book tells the story of a woman mentioned once in The Bible, Zipporah She was the adopted daughter of a man named, Jethro And though her family had light skin, she was black One night she dreamed of Moses and saw God s purpose for him When, she met him in person, they became companions And, though she bore his children, she refused to marry him until he saw and believed God s plan for him and returned to Egypt to free his Hebrew [...]


    27. A quick read Not one of the best biblical bio novels I ve read It felt a little on the simplistic shallow side as far as the writing structure goes I did learn aspects of the Moses story that were new to me Can t recall actually knowing about Moses having a black Cushite wife Interesting And guess I wasn t up on current thinking re the pharaoh of the exodus and the idea that Moses foster mother might, in fact, have been Hatshepsut Must now read the newish biography of same The Woman Who Would Be [...]


    28. A somewhat disappointing and yet strangely refreshing take on my favorite Biblical story, The Exodus Refreshing, because it s rare to find these stories in the women s perspective disappointing, because well I guess after reading some of the reviews, I was expecting a stronger narrative, let alone romance Speaking as a bit of a romantic, and someone who s read numerous of romantic plots in novels, from classics to fantasy, the way the author interpreted Moses and Zipporah s budding romance wasn [...]


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