2:3 basket made of bulrushes. A box of woven papyrus reeds, daubed with tar to make it watertight (cf. Job 9:26; Is. 18:2). Moses is perhaps depicted as a second Noah—the Hebrew term translated ark is used for Noah’s craft in Gen. 7–9. Sargon of Accad (c. 2350 b.c.) was said to have been exposed in a similar chest and left to float in the Euphrates.