One of our goals this year is to publish more content that enriches our understanding of women in the bible and their importance in the story of God’s people. In keeping with that goal, we are pleased to present this post on Shiphrah and Puah, the midwives who defied Pharoah in the story of the Exodus, written by Dr. Craig Anderson.
Displays of power transcend culture. And power is the main concern of a scene in Exodus 1 that occurs between Pharaoh and two Hebrew midwives, Shiphrah and Puah. Exodus 1:15-21 poses a question of power. It offers a contrast of opposites. It asks us as readers to consider, “Wherein does true power reside?”