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Published: March 17, 2009
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A old work, arround july of the 2008

Miriam (Hebrew: מִרְיָם, Standard Miryam Tiberian Miryām ; meaning either “wished for child,” “bitterness,” “rebellious,” or “lifted up”; or perhaps originally from Egyptian myr "beloved" or mr “love” or the derived ancient Egyptian name Meritamen or “Merit-Amun,” “beloved of Amun”) was the sister of Moses and Aaron, and the daughter of Amram and Jochebed. She appears first in the book of Exodus in the Hebrew Bible.

It was Miriam who, at Jochebed's request, hid Moses (then a baby) by the side of a river to evade the Pharaoh’s order that newborn Hebrew boys be killed. She watched as the Pharaoh’s daughter discovered the infant and decided to adopt him. Miriam then suggested that the princess take on a nurse for the child, and suggested Jochebed; as a result, Moses was raised to be familiar with his background as a Hebrew. (Exodus 2:1-10)

Miriam is called a prophetess, and is traditionally believed to have composed a brief victory song after Pharaoh’s army was drowned in the Red Sea (Exodus 15:20-21).

“Sing to the Lord, for he has Triumphed gloriously; horse and rider he has thrown into the sea.”

PSCS/5 hours and a half/Bamboo/music: Up to a mountain by the welcome wagon.

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genofan20Hobbyist General Artist
Now when people in Egypt bathed in rivers, did they bathe in clothes?
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NikHeroHobbyist General Artist
She looks a lot like the Miriam in my contest at based off of my online novel!
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...then, of course, you learn what happened to her later in the book :(
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HammerCatcherHobbyist Writer
She got better.
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Sweet Mira, we are forever grateful to you.
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this was one of the best stories in the bible when I studied it at school
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she very beautiful
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beautiful, better than Dreamwork's version :P
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AWishInTheNightStudent Traditional Artist
hey I liked the Dreamworks version!
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Natalie4everHobbyist General Artist
I did too, but I like her design on this one more e.e
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AWishInTheNightStudent Traditional Artist
ah oks.
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And now I want to watch Prince of Egypt. haha
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Jsut awesome! I love the colors, shading, and how you made her pick up her skirt while she's watching Moses it makes you realize she doesnt want to get her skirt wet.
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chemical-XtremeHobbyist Writer
Proud to be called Miriam :)
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This is very well done. I love the lighting - it gives the scene a sense of power and importance. The only thing I am a little confused about in this picture is the position of Miriam's legs...she seems to be standing somewhat oddly. However, other than that, excellent anatomy and posture and it looks really good. :)
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I love this :) The story of Moses is my favorite in the Bible.
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dude please dont do those kind of things to my people
its not nice
i respect you and please respect me
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