2:1 And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.
2:2 And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.
-Book of Exodus, Old Testament
"And then he leaned over and set the box in the stream and steadied it with his hand. He said fiercely,
"Go down an' tell 'em. Go down in the street an' rot an' tell 'em that way. That's the way you can talk.
Don' even know if you was a boy or a girl. Ain't gonna find out. Go on down now, an' lay in the street.
Maybe they'll know then." He guided the box gently out into the current and let it go."
-The Grapes of Wrath, Chapter 30, page 609
2:3 And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch,
and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink.
2:4 And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.
19:21 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest they break through unto the LORD to gaze, and many
of them perish.