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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 68.197.238.62 (talk) 03:07, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

Why then was her doll from the Pixar movie "The Prince of Egypt" a dark skinned Black woman —Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.82.76.179 (talk) 00:12, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

Augustine called her both Ethiopian and Midianite —Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.82.76.179 (talk) 00:18, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

Zipporah is the cushite wife[edit]

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)
Why is your uncited statement any better than his? Which modern scholars are we talking about?   —Chris Capoccia TC 20:00, August 10, 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 TC 14:38, August 11, 2005 (UTC)
Cited; see page. Jayjg (talk) 17:36, 11 August 2005 (UTC)

Article protected[edit]

I have fully protected the article for a short amount time due to edit warring. If possible, please try and discuss here. Elockid (Talk) 20:36, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

bad source[edit]

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. 4.249.63.231 (talk) 15:33, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

That section had 2 cites, I removed Shahak, I agree with you.

John T Willis[edit]

Article mentions his book without naming it. It's [1]. Peter Lang publishers are minor but respectable. Dougweller (talk) 16:30, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

Convert to Judaism?[edit]

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)