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Moses First Wife
The Cushite woman

   In the Book Jasher, a history book, you can find a detailed account of Moses' marriage to the Cushite woman. Below we quote several verses from chapters 71-76. Read the account and judge for yourself.: (The Book of Jasher is available in many book stores.

   Joshua 10:13 And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. {Is} not this Written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.

Quoting From The Book Of Jasher

Jasher 71:1-76:13 A history book

Jasher 71:1 - 76:13And Moses was eighteen years old, he desired to see his father and mother and he went to them to Goshen, and when Moses had come near Goshen, he came to a place where the Children of Israel were engaged in work, and he observed their burdens, and he saw an Egyptian smiting one of his Hebrew brethren. ...Chapter 72...
72:21 At that time the war and the siege were against Cush, Moses fled from Egypt from Pharaoh who sought to kill him for having slain the Egyptian.
72:23 And Moses was nine years in the camp of Kikianus king of Cush.
72:29-36 (In these verses Kikianus dies and the people select Moses to be their new king.)
72:37 And all the people and nobles swore unto him (Moses) to give him for a wife Adoniah the queen, the Cushite, wife of Kikianus, and they made Moses king over them that day.
...Chapter 73 ...
73:32 And Moses feared the Lord God of his fathers, so he came not to her, nor did he turn his eyes to her. 
73:33 For he remembered how Abraham had made his servant Eliezer swear, saying unto him, thou shalt not take a woman from the daughters of Canaan for my son Isaac. 
73:36 Therefore Moses turned not his heart nor his eyes to the wife of Kikianus all the days that he reigned over Cush.
73:37 And Moses feared the Lord his God all his life, and Moses walked before the Lord in truth, with all his heart and soul, he turned not from the right way all the days of his life; he declined not from the way all the days of his life, in which Abraham, Isaac and Jacob had walked. ...

... Chapter 76 ...
76:3 And in the fortieth year of the reign of Moses over Cush, Moses was sitting on the royal throne whilst Adoniah the queen was before him, and all the nobles were sitting around him.
76:4 And Adoniah the queen said before the king and princes, what is this thing which you, the children of Cush, have done for this long time?
76:5 Surely you know that for forty years that this man has reigned over Cush he has not approached me, nor has he served the gods of the children of Cush.
76:6 Now therefore hear, O ye children of Cush, and let not this man more reign over you as he is not our flesh.
76:7 Behold Menacrus my son (by Kikianus) is grown up, let him reign over you, for it is better for you to serve the son of your lord, than to serve a stranger,  a slave of the King of Egypt.(In Cush Moses was 'minority', whereas if the Cushite were living in Israel, then the Cushite, not Moses, would be 'minority'.)
76:12 So Moses went forth from the land of Cush and Moses was sixty six years old when he went out of the land of Cush, for the thing was from the Lord, for the period had arrived which he had appointed in the days of old, to bring forth Israel from the affliction of the children of Ham.
76:13 So Moses went to Midian, for he was afraid to return to Egypt on account of Pharaoh, and he went and sat at a well of water in Midian.

Exodus 2:11-15 And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren.
12 And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that [there was] no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.
13 And when he went out the second day, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove together: and he said to him that did the wrong, Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow?
14 And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is known.
15 Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well. 
Exodus 2:16-17 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew [water], and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.
17 And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.
18 And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How [is it that] ye are come so soon to day?
19 And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew [water] enough for us, and watered the flock.
20 And he said unto his daughters, And where [is] he? why [is] it [that] ye have left the man? call him, that he may eat bread.
21 And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter. (second wife)

   2. Dr. Graham said, "Moses married a woman from another ethnic group." (Some go so far as to say say Moses married a Black since Moses' wife was a Cushite.) Graham's conclusion is, "if Moses did it then it's O.K." And, "if you disagree then you are in the wrong and you are a troublemaker. i.e." Judgment fell on those who created the controversy. 

   You have heard what the wife Adoniah said, "Surely you know that for forty years that this man has reigned over Cush he has not approached me" The marriage was never consummated. In today's world that would qualify as a non-marriage? 

   Also. Even if Moses had sinned, does Moses sin give us permission to commit the same sin?

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Joshua 10:13
And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. [Is] not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.

QUESTION E10: Dr. Graham used Moses 'marriage' to Adoniah in support of mixed race marriages. Do you agree or disagree with Dr. Graham?

  Agree.           Disagree.