Who was Moses’ Cushite Wife and why is she in the Bible?

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White Hebrew Levite Moses and his Black Cushite (Ethiopian) wife, by Rubens, public domain. Num 12:1-2

Updated 4/22/17. In Num 12:1-2 there is a reference to a “Cushite” wife of Moses:

 Miriam and Aaron began to talk against Moses because of his Cushite wife, for he had married a Cushite. “Has Yahweh spoken only through Moses?” they asked. “Hasn’t he also spoken through us?” And Yahweh heard this.

This is the only place in the Bible where there’s a reference to Moses having a Cushite wife. In numerous other places, a wife of Moses’ is referred to as a Midianite named Zipporah. Continue reading “Who was Moses’ Cushite Wife and why is she in the Bible?”

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What is the Bible? An error-riddled, impossible book – the Word of God

Updated 4/23/17. The existence of the Bible is a problem for some of the dogmas of Atheism and Christendom – the book is not what either camp says it is, but it is the Word of God. Continue reading “What is the Bible? An error-riddled, impossible book – the Word of God”