ark of bulrushes

The ark of bulrushes in which the infant Moses was laid is called in Hebrew teiva, a word derived from the Egyptian teb, meaning "a chest." It was daubed with slime (i.e., bitumen) and with pitch. The bulrushes of which it was made were the papyrus reed.



  • Easton, M.G. (1897). Easton's Bible Dictionary. New York: Harper & Brothers.
  • Ex. 2:3.

This article incorporates text from Easton’s Bible Dictionary (1897) by M.G. Easton, which is in the public domain.