Re-Calling Our HerStory: Miriam the Prophetess

Authors

  • Judith Maeryam Wouk

Abstract

L’eau a joué un rôle significatif dans la l’histoire de Miriam dans la Bible. Elle surveille son frère au bord de l’eau, elle danse à la Mer, une légende juive l’identifie à un puits et elle est associée symboliquement à la naissance. Miriam comme un modèle ancien, est une inspiration pour les femmes d‘action.

Water plays a significant role in the Biblical story of Miriam the Prophetess, the sister of Aaron. She watches her brother Moses by the river, and provides him with a wet-nurse; she leads the dance when the Israelites successfully reach the far shore of the Sea, in Jewish lore a well follows her, and she is symbolically associated with conception and birth. An ancient role model, Miriam is again inspiring women to action.

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How to Cite

Wouk, J. M. (2015). Re-Calling Our HerStory: Miriam the Prophetess. Canadian Woman Studies, 30(2-3). Retrieved from https://cws.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/cws/article/view/37453

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Keeping Our Heads Above Water: Cultural Engagements