Torah Moshe 2:

Shemot /  שׁמות

Exodus Chapter 2

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Birth of Moshe:

Elohim prepares a deliverer

(Shemot 2:1-4:28) (Hebrews 11:23)

2:1 And there went a man beit ha Levy, and took to wife a daughter of Levy.


Vatahar haishah vateled ben vatere oto ki-tov hu vatitzpenehu sheloshah yerakhim:

And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three lunations.

2:3 And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him a Tebah (ark) of papyrus (bulrushes), and daubed it with slime and with Zephet (pitch), and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink.

2:4 And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.

2:5 And the daughter of Paroh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river's side; and when she saw the Tebah (ark) among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.

2:6 Vatiftakh vatirehu et-hayeled vehineh-naar bokhe vatakhmol alav vatomer:

"miyaldei haIvrim zeh:"

And when she opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the babe lad wept. So she had compassion on him, and said:

"This is one of the Hebrews' children."

2:7 Then said his sister to Paroh's daughter:

"Shall I go and call a nurse for you the Ivriyot (hebrews) Ishah, that she may nurse the child for you?"

2:8 And Paroh's daughter said to her:

"Go. And the maid went and called the child's mother."

2:9 And Paroh's daughter said to her:

"Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give you your wages."

And the woman took the child, and nursed it.

2:10 And the child grew, and she brought him to Paroh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moshe(monios): and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.

Moshe identifies himself with Yisrael
rejected, he flees to Midyan

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2:11 (iii) And it came to pass in those days, when Moshe was grown, that he went out to his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied an Mitzrites smiting a Ish Ivri, one of his brethren.

2:12 And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Mitzrites, and hid him in the sand.

2:13 And when he went out the second day, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove together: and he said to him that did the wrong,

"Why are you striking your fellow?"

2:14 And he said:

Who made you a prince and a judge over us?

Do you intend to slay me as you slew the Mitzrite? And Moshe feared, and said:

"Surely this thing is known."

2:15   וַיִּשְׁמַ֤ע פַּרְעֹה֙ אֶת־הַדָּבָ֣ר הַזֶּ֔ה וַיְבַקֵּ֖שׁ לַהֲרֹ֣ג אֶת־מֹשֶׁ֑ה וַיִּבְרַ֤ח מֹשֶׁה֙ מִפְּנֵ֣י פַרְעֹ֔ה וַיֵּ֥שֶׁב בְּאֶֽרֶצ־מִדְיָ֖ן וַיֵּ֥שֶׁב עַֽל־הַבְּאֵֽר׃

Vayishma Par'oh et-hadavar hazeh, vayvakesh laharog et-Moshe; vayivrach Moshe mipenei Far'oh, vayeshev be'eretz-midyan vayeshev al-habe'er.

And Paroh heard this matter, and sought to kill Moshe. And Moshe fled from the presence of Paroh, and dwelt in the land of Midian. And having come into the land of Midian, he was sitting on the well.

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2:16 Now the priest of Midyan had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

2:17 And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moshe stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.

2:18 And when they came to Re'u'el their father, he said: "How is it that you are come so soon to day?"

2:19 And they said: "A Mitzrites delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered the flock."

2:20 And he said to his daughters: "And where is he? Why is it that you have left the man? Call him, that he may eat bread."

2:21 And Moshe was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moshe Tzipporah his daughter.

2:22 And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.

2:23 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Mitzrayim died: and Benai Yisrael sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up to Elohim by reason of the bondage.

2:24 And Elohim heard their groaning, and Elohim remembered His Covenant with Avraham, with Yitz'chak , and with Ya'akov.

2:25 And Elohim looked upon Benai Yisrael, and Elohim had respect to them.

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Officially, Moshe typifies Messiah as

  1. ha Navi (Acts 3:22); (Acts 3:23).
  2. Advocate; (Shemot 32:31-35); (Yochanan Alef 2:1); (Yochanan Alef 2:2);
  3. Intercessor; (Shemot 17:1-6); (Ivrim 7:25) and
  4. Leader, or King; (Devarim 33:4); (Devarim 33:5); (Yeshayahu 55:4); (Ivrim 2:10) while, in relation to the Beit Elohim, he is in contrast with Messiah. Moshe was faithful as a servant over another's house; Messiah as a Son over His own house (Ivrim 3:5); (Ivrim 3:6).

Papyrus  - Hebrew gomei גּמאrush, reed, papyrus is an early form of thick paper-like material produced from the pith of the papyrus plant, Cyperus papyrus, a wetland sedge that was once abundant in the Nile Delta of Egypt. Papyrus usually grows 2–3 meters (5–9 ft) tall, alyough some have reached as high as 5 meters (15 ft). Papyrus is first known to have been used in ancient Egypt (at least as far back as the First dynasty), but it was also widely used throughout the Mediterranean region, as well as inland parts of Europe and southwest Asia.