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Who was Miriam's husband? Who were Miraim's children?

by Rabbi Simcha Bart

  

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Miriam's husband was Kalev (Caleb), and their son was Chur1.

Kalev was one of the twelve spies sent by Moses to spy out Canaan2. Chur assisted Moses during his prayers for the victory over Amelek3, and was later killed by the mob when he tried to stop them from making the golden calf4.

Chur's grandson was Betzalel, the man credited for building the Mishkan5.

Footnotes

  • 1. Rashi on Exodus 17:10
  • 2. Numbers Chapter 13
  • 3. Exodus 17:10
  • 4. Rashi on Exodus 32:5
  • 5. Exodus 38:22

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Moses
[Hebrew pronunciation: Moshe] Greatest prophet to ever live. Led the Jews out of Egyptian bondage amidst awesome miracles; brought down the Tablets from Mount Sinai; and transmitted to us word-for-word the Torah he heard from G-d's mouth. Died in the year 1272 BCE.
Canaan
The land which G-d promised to give to the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Named after the Tribe of Canaanites who dwelt there at the time. Eventually, when the Israelites conquered the land in 1272 BCE, it was renamed the "Land of Israel."
Miriam
Older sister of Moses and Aaron, and a prophetess in her own right.
Caleb
One of the spies sent by Moses to do reconnaissance on Canaan. Along with Joshua, and unlike the other ten spies, he gave a positive report.