Moses Defending the Daughters of Jethro – Saraceni

This artwork depicts an episode from Moses's youth, which is narrated in Exodus 2:16-22. The seven daughters of Jethro, priest of the land of Midian, while drawing water from a well and filling troughs to water their father's flock, are troubled by a group of Midianite shepherds who take advantage of the labors of the young women to water their own herds. Moses, sitting near the well, intervenes in defense of Jethro's daughters, who, thanks to his help, can finally water their flocks. In recognition of the meritorious action performed by the young Moses, Jethro gives him the hand of one of his daughters, Zipporah.  Artwork by Saraceni 

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