reported by BNP via the Exodus Examiner
After living in exile in Midian for 40 years, the once politically prominent Moses Amram Hatshepsutson has reappeared on the scene. His stories of talking to burning bushes and turning walking sticks into serpents have captured the imaginations of many. Prominent leaders in the Hebrew sector say they have personally witnessed Mr. Hatshepsutson’s new abilities. They are convinced he has heard from their god.
No one else other than Mr. Hatshepsutson was around for the strange incident of the talking bush. He says the bush never actually burned up; also, he was instructed to go bare footed upon approaching it. It is unclear whether or not having bare feet will become a regular requirement for the Hebrew people.
The snake trick, however, is only one of the few amazing feats performed more than once by Mr. Hatshepsutson. He has also been able to cause his hand to turn leprous and non-leprous, and turned Nile river water into blood. He claims he does not do this at his own whims, but rather follows his god’s instructions.
Mr. Hatshepsutson’s political history is marred by allegations of murder. At the time of the charges, he claimed he was defending someone, but the Pharaoh then in power sought the death penalty, in spite of Mr. Hatshepsutson being his grandson. As a result, Mr. Hatshepsutson left the country secretly. He had not been seen for 40 years.
His departure those many years ago was a shock and disappointment for many Hebrews, who felt Mr. Hatshepsutson had been perfectly positioned to give them greater political power in Egypt. After nearly 50 years of strict Egyptian control over the details of Hebrew day-to-day living, Mr. Hatshepsutson was seen as the man who “had the knowledge and connections to be their advocate.”
Now, Mr. Hatshepsutson is a somewhat confusing combination of humility and boldness. He is obviously the man in charge, but his brother, Aaron, does most of the talking. Egyptians and Hebrews alike will be closely watching his court date with the current government.
(see Exodus 4 for further information)
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