I missed my weekly Friday Women of the Bible post last Friday. But the week before that I posted Zipphorah Part II on Moses’ wife.
Today I introduce to you Elisheba, Aaron’s wife. I love her name. I like the way it sounds in my mind. LOL…. because let’s face it, if I try to pronounce it out loud I’d probably butcher it.
23 Aaron married Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab44 and sister of Nahshon,45 and she bore him Nadab and Abihu,46 Eleazar47 and Ithamar.48
In Exodus 6:23 we learn that she is the daughter of Amminadab and sister of Nahshon.
After doing some cross referencing we can see that Elisheba was actually a descendant from the tribe of Judah.
However weird this may sound… it seems so romantic to me that Aaron, descendant from the tribe of Levi, and Elisheba, descendant from the tribe of Judah, would end up together.
She must have been a strong woman to be the wife of one of the two men challenging the pharaoh of Egypt.
She had 4 children with Aaron.
She was a mother.
I imagine her as a warrior for some reason.
A no nonsense, strong willed, God fearing, Hebrew woman.
I’m encouraged by Elisheba. She reminds me that’s it’s OK to be a strong woman.