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And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

12:10 white as snow. There may be an ironic note in this judgment, with Miriam’s sudden “whiteness” contrasting with the dark-skinned woman she had criticized. More likely, however, her complaint was that Moses had married outside the nation of Israel and she was trying to use this as an excuse to usurp Moses’ place of leadership.

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