Miriam was the older sister of Aaron and Moses and a leader of Israel as told in the books of Exodus and Numbers. She played a major role in the rescue of her baby brother Moses, saving his life from the decree of Pharaoh to kill firstborn boys. Moses was found and adopted by an Egyptian princess, and he grew up to lead the nation of Israel. Miriam was a prophet and is known for taking up a tambourine and leading the Israelite women in a victory song and dance celebrating God's rescue of her people from the Egyptian army. The prophet Micah later reminds the Jewish people about the freedom they received through the leadership of Miriam, Moses, and Aaron.(Exodus 2, 15, Numbers 12, Micah 6)
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