reported by BNP via the Exodus Examiner
In a strange twist of Egyptian politics, Mr. Hatshepsutson is attempting to move his whole constituency out of Egypt. Egyptian emigration regulations strictly prohibit the movement of large groups of people out of the country. The Pharaoh has threatened to call all chariot strike forces to action to prevent Mr. Hatshepsutson from succeeding.
With the recent string of disasters in Egypt, many of Pharaoh’s top advisors are saying that Egypt’s resources are already stretched to the limit. They argue that detaining the Hebrews at this point is extremely risky. However, the Pharaoh has given orders that only adult family members may leave. All Hebrew children must stay in Egypt and become property of the government.
Many Egyptian citizens are wondering why Mr. Hatshepsutson has not been arrested. There are some rumors that he has warned the Pharaoh of new weapons that will be unleashed if Mr. Hatshepsuton is harmed or the Hebrews continue to be held against their will. As shown by the recent insect warfare and electromagnetic control of the sun, there may be reason to take Mr. Hatshepsutson seriously.
Any supposed economic gains Egypt may have had by managing where the Hebrews lived and worked has long since disappeared. The national treasury has spent more on the Department of Hebrew Management than it has collected in designated funds. The average Egyptian is beginning to question why he is paying for such a pseudo-business venture. Bricks are harder and harder to find, and they are never delivered on time.
National security is the only other potential concern with regards to freedom of movement for the Hebrews. In the wake of all the destruction Egypt has already endured, the ordinary citizen has noticed that the government restrictions have done little or nothing to protect them so far.
The government seems more concerned with consolidating its power and protecting its own officers. Mr. Hatshepsutson’s last speech indicated that soon it won’t even be able to do that.
(for further information see Exodus 10 and 11)