Pharaoh's Midwives A Retelling of the Nurse Midwives in Exodus
by Mark Darby
Exodus calls them Puah and Shipporah. Both are proud Egyptians who are also the reluctant midwives to the Apiru, the disgusting underclass of Egypt. Yet, when a given a command to commit genocide, Puah and Shipporah side with the Apiru . Pharaoh's Midwives is a story of their personal transformation from passive Egyptian aristocrats to heroic leaders of a new people.