We meet the infant Moses on the banks of the Nile, enclosed in a small wicker basket. His life hanging in the balance, his fate uncertain. His mother Jochebed knew Pharoah would kill her son, so she placed him safely in the reeds, sad and defeated. It would seem that the tiny boy might perish in the reeds. But Yahweh had a different plan. Pharoah’s daughter came down to the river to bathe and found the Hebrew baby. Moved with compassion, she saved him and took him as her own son. In this teaching, Aliyah sifts through history in order to discover the identity of Pharoah’s daughter. Unnamed in the biblical narrative, she presents a case for the daughter of pharaoh as being one of history’s most powerful and popular rulers. This teaching is a look at the woman who defied odds to rescue a child and rule a nation as a female pharaoh.
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