Monday, December 9, 2013

Jesse Tree - Day 9: Moses

Day 9 of our online Jesse Tree is to help us prepare for Christ's coming by studying His roots and Salvation History.

My source for days and symbols is Catholic Culture.

Day 9: Moses

Symbols: baby in basket, river and rushes

The Birth of Moses, circa 2nd century
Gabrielle Sed Rajna L'Art Juif- Citadelles Mazenod

[1] Now a man from the house of Levi went and took to wife a daughter of Levi.

[2] The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.
[3] And when she could hide him no longer she took for him a basket made of bulrushes, and daubed it with bitumen and pitch; and she put the child in it and placed it among the reeds at the river's brink.
[4] And his sister stood at a distance, to know what would be done to him.
[5] Now the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river, and her maidens walked beside the river; she saw the basket among the reeds and sent her maid to fetch it.
[6] When she opened it she saw the child; and lo, the babe was crying. She took pity on him and said, "This is one of the Hebrews' children."
[7] Then his sister said to Pharaoh's daughter, "Shall I go and call you a nurse from the Hebrew women to nurse the child for you?"
[8] And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Go." So the girl went and called the child's mother.
[9] And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Take this child away, and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages." So the woman took the child and nursed him.
[10] And the child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son; and she named him Moses, for she said, "Because I drew him out of the water."
He, Qi. Finding of Moses, 2001
via Vanderbilt Divinity Library

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