Zipporah, the Black woman Moses married

The biblical Moses was a black woman. Blacks have always been in history for very good reasons

Mar 13, 2023 - 17:30
 0  85
Zipporah, the Black woman Moses married


Blacks have played very key roles in the history of the world. In the history of Israel, the black race was not silent at all. Black men and women were integral in the life and history of Israel. One enviable role played by blacks and a black woman in the Bible is the wife of the great Moses. By marrying Moses, Zipporah was the wife of the humblest man on earth (Numbers 12:3). He was the man who was greater than any prophet that arose in Israel. “…no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face, who did all those signs and wonders the Lord sent him to do in Egypt—to Pharaoh and to all his officials and to his whole land. For no one has ever shown the mighty power or performed the awesome deeds that Moses did in the sight of all Israel” (Deuteronomy 34:10-12).

When Moses fled from Egypt, he went to Midian and after helping some girls to water their flock, he was invited to their house. Their father who was called Jethro gave one of the girls to Moses for a wife (Exodus 2:21). The Midianites were descendants of Midian who was a son of Abraham from his marriage to Keturah (Keturah was Abraham’s black wife whom he married after the death of Sarah in Genesis 25:1-2).

So while he was adopted by a black family in Midian, Moses became an in-law to the Midianites. Another verse that makes it easier to see Zipporah as a black woman is Numbers 12:1 which states that “Miriam and Aaron began to talk against Moses because of his Cushite wife, for he had married a Cushite”. Cush is a term used predominantly to represent black people.

The marriage of Moses to Zipporah is one of the main reasons we have some Israelites who were black. Of course others joined Israel on their way to Canaan. So if God saw a reason to make Moses marry a black woman and have black children, it is enough reason to say that blacks are not the cursed people.  

What's Your Reaction?