Moses as Midwife: What the Exodus Birth Story Teaches about Motherhood and Christ

Title

Moses as Midwife: What the Exodus Birth Story Teaches about Motherhood and Christ

Publication Type

Journal Article

Year of Publication

2023

Authors

Pagination

209–218

Volume

57

Terms of use

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Bibliographic Citation

Tilton, Becky Holderness. "Moses as Midwife: What the Exodus Birth Story Teaches about Motherhood and Christ", Vol. 57. 2023:209–218.

Abstract

This work explores an alternative interpretation of the Exodus narrative as a metaphor for childbirth. Gleaning from Old Testament and Judaic sources, we find rich female birth and salvific imagery in the saga of the migration of the children of Israel and the Passover itself. This perspective of sacred childbirth, when coupled with traditional Christian interpretations of the first Passover, ultimately paints an enhanced picture of the Atonement of Jesus Christ.

Passover
Atonement
Motherhood

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