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Exodus 2:1-10

Steamboat Moses

Now a man from the house of Levi went and married a Levite woman. 2 The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was a fine baby, she hid him three months. 3 When she could hide him no longer she got a papyrus basket for him, and plastered it with bitumen and pitch; she put the child in it and placed it among the reeds on the bank of the river. 4 His sister stood at a distance, to see what would happen to him. 5 The daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river, while her attendants walked beside the river. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her maid to bring it. 6 When she opened it, she saw the child. He was crying, and she took pity on him, "This must be one of the Hebrews' children," she said. 7 Then his sister said to Pharaoh's daughter, "Shall I go and get you a nurse from the Hebrew women to nurse the child for you?" 8 Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Yes." So the girl went and called the child's mother. 9 Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Take this child and nurse it for me, and I will give you your wages." So the woman took the child and nursed it. 10 When the child grew up, she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and she took him as her son. She named him Moses, "because," she said, "I drew him out of the water."

Mother is the Necessity of Invention

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Musings

This is a pretty good gig for Moses' mother. She saves her son by setting him adrift to be discovered by Pharaoh's daughter, and then is actually paid to nurse (and probably raise) him. This story gives us a clever beginning, but is clearly not interested in Moses' childhood as can be gleaned from verse 9. The name Moses in Egyptian means "to be born" and in Hebrew might mean "to draw out." He is born to a Hebrew family, adopted son of Pharaoh's daughter, drawn out of the water and later draws his people out of Egypt. The name seems like a good fit.


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