For a comprehensive investigation of the Miriamic traditions (excluding Exodus 2:1–10), see Rita J. Burns, Has the Lord Indeed Spoken Only Through Moses? A Study of the Biblical Portrait of Miriam, Society of Biblical literature Dissertation Series 84 (Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 1987). For a wide-ranging structuralist reading, see Edmund Leach, “Why Did Moses Have a Sister?” Structuralist Interpretations of Biblical Myth (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1983), pp. 33–67.