In the Bible
's wife. Moses met Zipporah when fleeing from Egypt
. Her father
, a priest
. Zipporah and Moses had two sons, Gershom
and Eliezer. At one point, as Moses was returning to Egypt
to confront Pharaoh
, Zipporah saved Moses' life. God was prepared to kill Moses, apparently because his firstborn son Gershom had not been circumcisedd
, so Zipporah performed the circumcision and touched Moses' feet with the foreskin
, saying, "Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me." God then spared Moses.
Her name is Hebrew for 'bird'.