Lesson 3: Fear of God and the Hebrew Midwives
In our third lesson in the course, Fear of God in the Hebrew Bible, we will explore the episode of the
Hebrew midwives in Egypt in the Book of Exodus. These two women defy the orders of the all powerful
Pharaoh despite the danger. The biblical text tells us twice in less than ten verses that they refused to
obey the evil order of infanticide because they feared God. This lesson will discuss the modern
ramifications of this concept.