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Miriam is Moses's older sister, who's been with him since she watched his basket float down the Nile River in Exodus.
In Numbers, Miriam pretty much has a background role. She's only mentioned twice. Once when she rebels against her brother's authority. And is then swiftly punished by God—"Miriam had become leprous, as white as snow" (12:10). That'll learn her.
Later, she dies and is buried in the wilderness of Zin (20:1). Goodnight, sweet Miriam. Parting is such sweet sorrow.