Moses-on-a-raft

noun
variants: or less commonly Moses-in-the-bulrushes \ ˈ⸗⸗⸗⸗ˈ⸗ˌ⸗⸗ \

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History and Etymology for Moses-on-a-raft

so called from the infant Moses' having been placed by his mother in an ark made of bulrushes on the edge of a river to escape death by the Egyptians (Exodus 2:3)

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“Moses-on-a-raft.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Moses-on-a-raft. Accessed 5 May. 2021.

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