The prince of Egypt was a great movie. Much better than The Ten Commandments. But I don’t recall this scene from either movie. I don’t even remember Moses’ wife and kids coming with him to Egypt. It’s funny how a lot of old testament stories omit things from the retelling. That’s because they sound crazy. If you don’t believe me go read this passage. It sounds crazy.
Now what seems to be going on is this. Moses failed to live up to the covenant God set up with Abraham, which includes circumcising your kids. So, he’s going to kill Moses as punishment. It will impede with God’s plans, and it seems harsh, but hey, it’s God, who are we to question. Moses’ wife does the circumcision right there, thus deflecting God’s wrath. (Or whatever.)
Maybe there are other ways to look at it. I’m not going to get too deep into it. I will say this. Some people claim they have great faith in God because of the Bible, I often seem to maintain faith despite the bible. When I say the Bible, I mean the whole thing. The New Testament mostly makes sense. This could be because I’m a relatively new christian struggling with answers. Or because the Old Testament is weird and no one admits it. I’m not saying throw it out mind, it is very interesting and reveals some of God’s character. It’s just the easiest thing in the whole world to take out of context or misunderstand. It requires a lot of thinking.
I took some creative liberties with how I drew God. God takes on different forms all throughout the Bible. So I figured it was ok to give him a deathy look, given the circumstances.
Thanks for reading.