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Poole's Exodus 2 Outline: Moses, Man of Two Worlds



Moses’s parentage and birth, 1, 2. His mother makes an ark, puts him therein, 3. Pharaoh’s daughter going to wash herself, seeth him, takes him for her own child, and gives him to his mother to nurse, 4-9. Moses seeing an Israelite wronged by an Egyptian, kills him, 11, 12. Pharaoh hearing this, seeks to slay Moses; he flees to Midian, 15. There he rescues Reuel’s daughters from the violence of the shepherds, 17; serves Reuel, and marries his daughter Zipporah, 21. She bears him a son, his name, and the reason of it, 22. God heareth the cry of the Israelites, 23-25.

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Dr. Dilday
Dr. Dilday
May 29, 2019

Jonathan Edwards' "Notes on Scripture": 'Exodus 2. Moses is the same with the Egyptian Osiris; for, 1. Moses is the same with Bacchus, as has been shown before, No. 401; and Diodorus tells us that Osiris was called by the Greeks Dionysus, the name of Bacchus.


2. Diodorus tells us that Hercules was the chief captain of Osiris's army, who was Joshua, as has been shown, No. 402. 3. Diodorus tells us that Osiris had in his army Anubis covered over with a dog's skin, which thence was pictured with a dog's head, and called the dog keeper, etc.; all which seems to refer to Caleb's name, which signifies a dog. 4. Pan is said to war under Osiris, which…


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Dr. Dilday
Dr. Dilday
May 29, 2019

Jonathan Edwards' "Notes on Scripture": 'Exodus 2. Moses in the ark upon the waters is a type of the church. The church of God is like a babe, in infirmity and weakness, in helplessness of itself, and dependence upon a superior help, and in that the members of it are all in a spiritual sense become as little children. And it is like a babe upon the waters floating through all manner of changes, dangers, and troubles, and yet upheld and preserved in Christ the ark. He was especially a type of the church of the Jews in their oppressed condition in Egypt. It was a wonder they were not swallowed up by their enemies, and drowned and lost i…

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Dr. Dilday
Dr. Dilday
May 29, 2019

Jonathan Edwards' "Notes on Scripture": 'Exodus 2. Concerning Moses. Clemens Alexandrinus, Strom. I. reports, out of the books of the Egyptian priests, that an Egyptian was slain by the words of Moses; and Strom. V. he relates some things belonging to Moses, out of Artapanus, though not very truly. Justin, out of Tragus Pompeius, says of Moses, "He was leader of those that were banished, and took away the sacred things of the Egyptians; which they, endeavouring to recover with arms, were forced by a tempest to return home; and Moses being entered into his own country of Damascus, he took possession of mount Sinai." And what follows is a mixture of truth and falsehood; where we find Arvas writte…


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Dr. Dilday
Dr. Dilday
May 29, 2019


Thomas Boston's "The Everlasting Espousals": 'Are there any whom nobody cares for, who are rejected by all, and cast at every door? Our Lord will receive you, even you; for "he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel," Psalm 147:2. His family, so far as it is made up of the children of men, is made up of foundlings. Israel was a poor foundling; Egypt would lodge them no longer; Canaan would not take them in: but when they were cast at all hands, the Lord took them up, Deuteronomy 32:10, "He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness: he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye." So…


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Dr. Dilday
Dr. Dilday
May 29, 2019


Matthew Henry: 'This chapter begins the story of Moses, that man of renown, famed for his intimate acquaintance with Heaven and his eminent usefulness on earth, and the most remarkable type of Christ, as a prophet, saviour, lawgiver, and mediator, in all the Old Testament. The Jews have a book among them of the life of Moses, which tells a great many stories concerning him, which we have reason to think are mere fictions; what he has recorded concerning himself is what we may rely upon, for we know that his record is true; and it is what we may be satisfied with, for it is what Infinite Wisdom thought fit to preserve and transmit to us. In this chapte…

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