When he was grown up,
Refused to be called
Of Pharaoh’s daughter.”
Πίστει Μωϋσῆς μέγας γενόμενος ἠρνήσατο λέγεσθαι υἱὸς θυγατρὸς Φαραώ,
This author said, “By faith (Πίστει), Moses (Μωϋσῆς), when he was grown up (μέγας γενόμενος), refused (ἠρνήσατο) to be called (λέγεσθαι) a son (υἱὸς) of Pharaoh’s (Φαραώ) daughter (θυγατρὸς).” This author continued with the faith of Moses as an adult, as Moses refused to be called a son of Pharaoh. The story in Exodus, does explicitly say that he refused to be a called a son of Pharaoh, but rather he realized that the Hebrews were being repressed by the Egyptians. Based on the story in Exodus, chapter 2:11-15, Moses had to learn about the Egyptian oppression, having never suffered it himself, since he grew up as a prince of the Nile. However, the turning point was when he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew. He decided to take things into his own hands. He then killed the Egyptian and hid his body in the sand. However, the next day when he confronted a Hebrew for fighting with his fellow Hebrew, the response frightened Moses since it seems that people must have known what had happened the day before. Thus, he feared that Pharaoh would kill him if he found out about it. It is not clear if the current Pharaoh knew Moses as the child of his sister or not. Did you become aware of something as a grown up that you did not know as a child?