variants or less commonly Moses-in-the-bulrushes

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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