hebrew
1)

Why did Moshe call his first son Gershom and his second Eliezer, even though he was saved from the sword of Pharaoh before he became a stranger in a foreign land?

1.

Seforno: Because it was only after the current king of Egypt died that Moshe was safe from his sword - and that was only after Eliezer was born. 1


1

In similar vein, the Rosh (in Yisro, Shemos 18:4): explains that he was not completely safe from the sword of Pharaoh until those who were after his blood had died (See Rashi later, Shemos 4:19).

2)

Why does it not say that Tziporah became pregnant?

1.

Moshav Zekenim: She was young and modest, so her pregnancy was not discernable. 1


1

This is how Chazal learned regarding Zilpah (although the Midrash regarding Zilpah does not mention modesty). Refer to Bereishis 30:10:1:1.

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