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 2:15
2:15 When Pharaoh heard about the affair, he took steps to have Moses put to death. Moses fled from Pharaoh, and ended up in the land of Midian.

[Moses] was sitting near the well.
Vayishma Par'oh et-hadavar hazeh vayevakesh laharog et-Moshe vayivrach Moshe mipney Far'oh vayeshev be'erets-Midyan vayeshev al-habe'er.




Commentary:

Midian
  See Genesis 25:2. Ironically, the same Midianites who sold Joseph to Egypt (Genesis 37:28) now sheltered the one who would lead his people out of Egypt. Midian was north-east of the Gulf of Aqaba, and therefore Moses fled along the trade route that crossed the Sinai Peninsula, a distance of some 250 miles.





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