Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
SHIPHRAH . One of the two Hebrew midwives ( Exodus 1:15 ).
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Beauty, one of the Egyptian midwives (Exodus 1:15 ).
Holman Bible Dictionary
(sshihf' ruh) Personal name meaning, “beauty.” Midwife for Israel in Egypt who disobeyed Pharaoh because they feared God (Exodus 1:15-21 ).
Morrish Bible Dictionary
One of the Hebrew midwives in Egypt. Exodus 1:15 .
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
From Egyptian cheper "to procreate," "prolific" (See PUAH; MIDWIFE.) Exodus 1:15-21.
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Handsome; trumpet; that does good
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
Midwives in Egypt, who through the fear of God spared the newborn sons of the Hebrews, contrary to the orders of the king. God rewarded their kindness to his people, though condemning no doubt the untruthfulness of their excuse to the king. He "made them houses," that is, probably gave each of them a numerous family, Exodus 1:15 - 21 .
Shiphrah - Shiphrah
Garnish - Shiphrah, meaning "brightness"), "By his spirit the heavens are brightness" i
Puah - The honourable testimony given of this woman, as well as Shiphrah, see Exodus 1:15-22; and the houses said to be built for them is rather to be taken figuratively, that the Lord built up their households
Midwives - " Two sufficed: Ρuah (from the Egyptian pa , with a determination, "child bearing") and Shiphrah ("prolific," also Egyptian, cheper )
Abortion - '" This manifestation of divine blessing in the form of posterity is echoed in God's judgment upon the serpent ( Genesis 3:15 ), and continues as the heart of God's commitments to Abraham (Genesis 17:6,16 ; 21:1-2 ), Isaac (26:3-4,24), Jacob (28:14; 30:18,20; 33:5) and Israel (Deuteronomy 7:13 ); as the reward to Shiphrah and Puah, the Hebrew midwives, for their refusal to commit infanticide (Exodus 1:20-21 ); and as an assurance to wives who, being falsely accused of unfaithfulness, pass the ritual test for impurity (Numbers 5:28 )