Out of Egypt.


Jochebed,Miriam and Pharaoh's daughter with the child Moses
Jochebed’s Confidence — by me and Bible Coloring. 
Typology

My focus here is Typology. Moses as a Type of Christ,Jochebed,perhaps as a Type of Mary.

What is this?

Definition: “…..Typology in Christian theology and biblical exegesis is a doctrine or theory concerning the relationship of the Old Testament to Events, persons, or statements in the Old Testament are seen as types pre-figuring or superseded by antitypes, events or aspects of Christ or his revelation described in the New Testament.” Wikipedia Both Christ and Mary are the Antitypes .

Moses may have said: but probably didn’t, at least in these words:

True and False Prophets

15 Moses continued, “The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him. 16 For this is what you yourselves requested of the LORD your God when you were assembled at Mount Sinai.b You said, ‘Don’t let us hear the voice of the LORD our God anymore or see this blazing fire, for we will die.’

17“Then the LORD said to me, ‘What they have said is right. 18 I will raise up a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites. I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell the people everything I command him. 19 I will personally deal with anyone who will not listen to the messages the prophet proclaims on my behalf. 20 But any prophet who falsely claims to speak in my name or who speaks in the name of another god must die.’



New Living Bible Deuteronomy 18:15-20

However since he was long dead at the time it must have been his spirit writing My Extract “Virtually all modern scholars reject its attribution to Moses and date the book much later, between the 7th and 5th centuries BC” Main article here.

The Prophet,we think was Christ, and of course there are many correspondences within each life.

Getting back to Jochebed and Mary.

Both were brave and faithful in similar circumstances.Mary,because she risked death due to her extramarital affair with the Holy Spirit.

” And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.” Luke 1 :38 English Standard Version

Jochebed :-because she brought forth her youngest son in the midst of a genocidal Pharaoh’s fear of the Hebrews of Goshen becoming over numerous for his taste. (BREATHE)

She is known as the mother of the Jewish Nation,brave in the face of such danger, as mentioned in Leviticus Rabbah 1.3 Read the account here Jochebed.

We must be familiar with the small ark of pitch and reeds into which she entrusted Moses to the water and to God.

All the ABC’s falling into place which kept him alive,educated and almost princely. Softening the burdens of his own people. with his whisper into Pharaoh’s Shelley pink.. He was even consulted by the Pharaoh in matters of state. ( Read 10. Enslavement of the Jews in Egypt for hundreds of years; the birth of Moses)

Similarly Jesus was born and seen as a threat to the Throne.

Two years later the wise men entered stage left and numerous soldiers stage right. To another slaughter of the innocents .

Of Moses it is recorded [That]to make matters worse, some Egyptian astrologers prophesied to him that the one who would free the Jews from slavery would be born soon. For the Pharaoh the coming of the harbinger of freedom of the Jews meant the coming of the one who would oust him from his throne and grab power.

10. Enslavement of the Jews in Egypt for hundreds of years; the birth of Moses

Mary and Joseph took the child Jesus into exile in Egypt. The saviour of Israel returning to his roots.

Both sons’ being called out of Egypt. Matthew tells us it was to fulfill the prophecy that ‘Out of Egypt I have called my son’. Moses had to return there (from his father-in-law in Midian) in order to come out due to running away after he murdered an Egyptian Overseer.Read here. Just as Jesus would do, not murder, just exeunt.

Mary

Remembering the early mentions of Mary,she was a Contemplative who remembered.

At Jesus’s birth

 19 but Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about them often. http://biblehub.com/luke/2-19.htm New Living Translation Luke 2:19

When Jesus went AWOL on the way back to Nazareth

51 Then he returned to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. And his mother stored all these things in her heart. Luke 2:51 New living Translation.

Of Jochebed Rabbi (R. Judah ha-Nasi) said “There was once a woman in Egypt, he told them, who gave birth to 600,000 children at once; on being asked who that woman was, he said she was Jochebed, whose son Moses was worth 600,000 Israelites (Cant. R. iv. 2).”however we cannot say that Mary was the founder of of Christianity, though she played an important part in the early church-we assume.

Mary had the joy of following and sharing Jesus’ Mission and the sorrow of watching him die, on the other hand Jochebed may not have seen her son again.

However: In the Maḥzor Romi (p. 79a, Mantua, 1718) there is a piyyuṭ for Simḥat Torah, beginning “Azlat Yokebed,” the subject of which is Jochebed’s lamentation over Moses’ death (comp. Epstein, “Mi-Ḳadmoniyyot ha-Yehudim,” pp. 128 and xlv.).

JewishEncyclopedia.com. 2020. JewishEncyclopedia.com. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/. [Accessed 25 January 2020].

I am not going into any similarities or comparisons of the works of Moses to Jesus’ teachings or actions on the way to Canaan.

In finishing I add that both Jesus and Moses were tempted -Moses to strike the rock rather than speak to it – he succumbed, it is said due to spiritual immaturity. Jesus was tempted of the devil for 40 days and nights to give up his mission and do things the easy way by worshiping Satan and did not succumb but quoted the Lord with each refusal.

We start serving G‑d by “hitting the rock.” We may not understand, we may not be convinced, but we follow G‑d’s orders because we must do so. We overpower our natural impulses and urges in order to do the mitzvot.

Chabad-Parsha Messages Why did Moses hit the rock

One day the LORD said to Moses, “Climb one of the mountains east of the river, and look out over the land I have given the people of Israel. 13 After you have seen it, you will die like your brother, Aaron, 14 for you both rebelled against my instructions in the wilderness of Zin. When the people of Israel rebelled, you failed to demonstrate my holiness to them at the waters.” (These are the waters of Meribah at Kadesh  in the wilderness of Zin.)

Numbers 27:12-14 New Living Translation.

Moses died without ever entering the Promised Land though witnessed it from mount Nebo ‘and was buried by the Lord in the valley  near Beth-peor in Moab, but to this day no one knows the exact place” Deuteronomy 27:part of 6 NLT

Jesus lived and died in complete accord with the Father’s will, he did not hit the rock, and was buried in the known Tomb donated by Joseph of Arimathea. Jesus rose again on the third day.

Jesus met Moses on Mount Tabor during his Transfiguration.

The end before I get any more silly ideas this is a huge topic and is not well written.

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Living in Maroubra Australia. Carer for my wife Jessica. Simple web designer and Administrator; photographer, artist and theologian. In 2016 I had been Ordained to the Priesthood by a Celtic Catholic Bishop, I had the mistaken idea that the church might be changed from within. That was not to be. We attend the Uniting Church in Maroubra Junction where we are very happy. My greatest desire is to serve God in the capacity of an Interfaith dialoguer since this sees to be my calling since 1997.