“And when she (Yocheved) could hide him no longer, she took for him a basket made of reeds and daubed it with bitumen and pitch. She put the child in it and placed it among the reeds by the river bank” (Exod. 2:3). The sages note that what distinguishes this makeshift “ark” (תֵּבָה) from a boat is the absence of a sail or rudder: There is no way to control its direction or outcome… Like Noah’s ark, it is a vehicle completely surrendered to God’s care. Likewise we must cast ourselves upon the waters of God’s mercy and trust that he will guide our way (1 Pet. 5:7).
Hebrews For Christians