Test Your Bible Knowledge: Question One Answer

October 29, 2021

How did Moses’ mother save him from the Egyptian soldiers?

Correct! As we are told in Exodus 2:1-10, Moses’ mother saved baby Moses from the Egyptian authorities by placing him in a basket in the Nile River.

Read more about this story in Exodus 2:1-10.

More commentary about this passage from The NKJV Study Bible

“As v.4 shows, this is not their first child. The older sister was Miriam; Aaron was three years older than this son. The mother hid her baby from the authorities, who wanted to kill him. But after three months, she found it impossible (verse 1:22). Just as the ark of Noah had had been the means by which a family was saved from a watery death (Gen. 7:1), so this ark in which she placed her baby would be the means of saving him. She hoped that someone would find the ark and adopt the boy. She sent his sister, Miriam, to see what would happen. 

This daughter of Pharaoh was probably one of many daughters. The daughter of Pharoah was not prepared to care for the baby. Since it was a Hebrew child, who would be better than a Hebrew woman to nurse it? 

Not only did God, through Pharaoh’s daughter, protect the child from the river death that Pharaoh had commanded, but through Pharaoh’s treasury He provided wages to the mother for caring for her own son!”

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