• Pharaoh’s Daughter: The Adoptive Mother’s Sacrifice

    Author(s):
    Cat Quine (see profile)
    Date:
    2021
    Group(s):
    Biblical Studies, Hebrew Bible / Old Testament
    Subject(s):
    Women in the biblical world
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Adoption, Exodus
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/00yq-sk94
    Abstract:
    In Exodus 2, Moses has two mothers; his Hebrew mother, who nurses him and the daughter of Pharaoh, who financially supports his Hebrew mother, adopts him, and names him. Pharaoh’s daughter appears in scholarly discussions, yet little attention is given to her role as mother of Moses. Indeed, this motherhood is downplayed in the biblical texts, and also in biblical scholarship, wherein the daughter of Pharaoh is absent from many discussions of biblical mothers and is at times relegated beneath the birthmother in commentaries. This article argues that we should remember and celebrate the daughter of Pharaoh as a mother of Moses.
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