Proper 16, Year A, Old Testament Lesson
Scripture: Exodus 1:8-2:10
This is the opening chapter of Exodus in which we see the Pharaoh’s jealousy of the people of Israel and their numbers. He tries to control the world around him by enslaving people, ordering babies to be killed, and killing the first born sons in each family. The women in Egypt play an important role in subverting his orders. Today we hear of Miriam saving Moses, reuniting him with his mother who becomes hired as his nursemaid, and Miriam raising Moses as her own.