Zipporah was Moses'
wife and daughter of Jethro the Midianite. Moses met her after fleeing Egypt when he hit an Egyptian man for killing an Israelite. He sought refuge
in the house of Midian (Exodus
2:15-16). She and Moses had two children, Gershon and Eliezer. She circumcised her son
Eliezer, after Moses declines to fulfil the obligation (Exodus
Sources: Bridger, David. Ed. The
New Jewish Encyclopedia, NY: Behrman House, 1976; Navigating
the Bible II