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It is clear in the Bible that Tzipporah is the Kushite wife. Took anti-black bias out.
- It isn't debated because of any percieved anti-black bias. It is debated simply because it clearly says that Zipporah is a Midianite. Midianites are not Cushites (for one thing they are substantially whiter). So either the Cushite is a different person, or Cushite is metaphorical.
Midieval Jewish scholarship debated whether she was the cushite woman. Rashi (R. Shlomo ben Yitzhaki) claimed she was - but his style of reading the Bible was of recycling characters - if they only appear once then they are the same as other characters. This is based on the midrash. However, it can be debated that this is supposed to be understood metaphorically. Many other Jewish scholars - particularily Ibn Ezra and the Ramban (Nachmanides) both say they are different women. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 03:07, 29 June 2009 (UTC)
Zipporah is the cushite wife
Until some credible evidence is shown as to why it should be considered "unclear", im keeping that speculative comment out.
- Modern scholars doubt it. That's why it's back, as part of NPOV. Jayjg (talk) 19:11, 10 August 2005 (UTC)
- It is also unclear how deep is the scepticism of the scholars you are referring to. Are they merely doubting Zipporah's nationality/race? Are they doubting her existence? Are they doubting Jethro's existence? Are they doubting the entire record of the book of Exodus? —Chris Capoccia T⁄C 14:38, August 11, 2005 (UTC)
You should not be using Shahak as a reference. You have plenty of more reliable choices and using him simply shows that you stopped when you found somebody who agreed with you. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 15:33, 14 August 2011 (UTC)
- That section had 2 cites, I removed Shahak, I agree with you.
John T Willis
Convert to Judaism?
Does anyone have a credible source for Zipporah's conversion to Judaism? I can only find sources saying it is assumed she did. No apparent reference in the Old Testament. Might consider removing the list tag. Gowser (talk) 18:59, 2 May 2013 (UTC)