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Women of the Hebrew Bible, Part 3: Bithiya

Bithiya (c) 2010, Sheila Orysiek

By Sheila Orysiek

Sheila Orysiek

SAN DIEGO–This Egyptian princess going down to the Nile to bathe saw an infant in a basket.  She realized it was most probably the desperate effort of an Israelite woman to save her little son.  Her humanity triumphed over the Pharaoh’s edict to slaughter all male infants among the Israelites.  She adopted him as her own.  This child grew up to become Moses.

One of a series of seven women of the Hebrew Bible illustrating the moment in their lives when they were at pivotal point, contributed significantly to subsequent events and/or set a precedent in the history of our people.

The original is pen and ink on paper, measuring 16 by 20.

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Orysiek is an artist and freelance writer based in San Diego

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