“He went out the next day, and behold! Two Hebrew men were fighting. He said to the wicked one, ‘Why would you strike your fellow?’ He replied, “Who appointed you as a dignitary, a ruler, and a judge over us? Do you propose to murder me, as you murdered the Egyptian?’ Moses was frightened and he thought, ‘Indeed, the matter is known!’ Pharaoh heard about this matter and sought to kill Moses, so Moses fled from before Pharaoh and settled in the land of Midian.” (Exodus 2:13-15)
I don’t know about you, but if the adopted son of Pharaoh spoke to me, I would be careful with my response. I would not provoke someone who killed an Egyptian the previous day.
“Who appointed you as a dignitary?” Pharaoh!
“A ruler?” Pharaoh.
“A judge?” The fact that I can kill you as I killed the Egyptian!
And such an aggressive response to the question, “Why would you strike your fellow?”
“Pharaoh heard about this matter.” Which matter? That Moshe killed an Egyptian or the confrontation with Datan and Aviram?
Was this the first Egyptian killed? Why didn’t Pharaoh hear about earlier? The entire Egyptian palace is in turmoil: An Egyptian taskmaster is missing! Pharaoh is raging at the supper table and young Moshe is sitting at the table with a perfectly innocent face. Two Jews, Datan and Aviram run to the palace with information. They expect great rewards for this information. “We know who killed the Egyptian! Your adopted son, Moses! We will show you where he is buried.”
“Really? How did he kill him?
“Well, he said something, some Holy Name or something and the guy just died.”
“And why did you wait until today to tell me?”
“Because Moses asked me why I was hitting someone else.”
Who will Pharaoh believe? I can tell you what I would have done had I been Pharaoh. Young Moshe would have been safe.
I believe the key is that “Moshe was frightened.”
To Be Continued..
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