* the inn.
The account in this and the two following verses, although
rather obscure, seems to imply, that on their way to the land
of Egypt, an angel appeared to Moses, and sought to kill his
son, on account of his father's non-observance of the Lord's
positive command to Abraham, that every man child of the
Jewish nation, or born in his house in servitude, should be
circumcised on the eighth day; and the Zipporah, at the
command of Moses, immediately fulfilled the injunction, and
thus averted the wrath of God, denounced against the
disobedient: "The uncircumcised man child, whose flesh of
his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off
from his people."
* the Lord.
3:18 Nu 22:22,23 1Ch 21:16 Ho 13:8
Ge 17:14 Le 10:3 1Ki 13:24