The aftermath of "The Exodus" was a genesis of something of a vicious cycle for Moses and the Israelis. Rebellion from the people of Israel. Laws. More rebellion. More laws. Until the “Laws of Moses” grew to about 600+ rules and penal codes that the people of Israel could never hope to keep, no matter how hard they tried.
I feel like most people don’t really understand how difficult it must have been for Moses to be the instrument God used to deliver the people of Israel and to also be the harbinger of collateral damage to the people of Egypt- a people he would have once called his own. The Nile from which … Continue reading The Prince Of Egypt (VI) – “When the gods send you a blessing…”
The exact role God played in Pharaoh’s eventual destruction had always been one of those troublesome questions niggling at the spine of my subconscious. Why did God seemingly not give Pharaoh a chance? It did not seem consistent with the character of God that most of the other parts of the Bible painted about God. … Continue reading The Prince of Egypt (V) – The Heart of Pharaoh
Here was Moses, a father of two lovely boys, married to a Medianite stunner who was the daughter of one of the highest authorities in the land of Median, and with a full time job of herding a flock of sheep. He may no longer have been a Prince of Egypt, but Moses was in … Continue reading The Prince Of Egypt (IV) – Out Of His Comfort Zone
It’s not exactly recorded in the Bible how Moses eventually found out that he was a Hebrew and not a pure-blooded Egyptian. The Bible simply says that one day when he was all grown up, he went out to his brethren. The movie The Prince of Egypt takes artistic liberties with this knowledge gap and … Continue reading The Prince Of Egypt (III)- False Starts