Exodus 2

There are several resonances through this text. The baby is put into a basket. The word for basket is similar to the word for ark in Noah’s days. With that resonance, the sounds of the water and the animals echo through this event.

Within the chapter there are cross resonances.

the baby cried. She had compassion on him

(Vs 6)

The Israelites groaned … cried out, and their cry for help… went up to God. God heard their groaning … and was concerned about them.


God (Elohim) seems distant here compared to the Pharoah’s daughter.

In the initial part of the story only Moses is named. All the other characters are not sounded. They are defined in their relationships and status rather than their names.

Only Moses is named.

Because I drew him out of the water.


he even drew water for us and watered the flock.

Back to the sound of water. The sound of Genesis flows into Exodus and Exodus itself will resonate with water.

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