Metaphysical meaning of Zipporah (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Zipporah (mbd)
Zipporah, zip–po'–rah (Heb.)--little bird; sparrow; chirper; twitterer.

Daughter of Reuel, or Jethro, priest of Midian, and wife of Moses (Exod. 2:21; 18:2).

Meta. Zipporah is the feminine of Zippor, and one definition of both names is little bird. In our study of the involution of the soul we learn that birds signify, or should signify, free, swift thoughts, thoughts that unite heaven and earth. Moses, the one drawn forth to deliver the spiritual consciousness (Israel) out of bondage to the darkened phase of the subconsciousness that Egypt represents, is now associated with free, winged thoughts, though these are still somewhat limited (Moses married Zipporah, and the definitions little bird, chirper, twitterer, relating to this name bespeak limitation). Fear is losing some of its power over the soul, however, and the preparations for the deliverance of Israel prosper.

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