BR 19:01, Feb 2003
From vigilante to lawgiver
Moses brief and violent encounter with the Egyptian taskmaster in Exodus reads like a crime report or movie script:
Moses went out to his brothers and saw their labors. He saw an Egyptian man striking a Hebrew man, one of his brothers. He turned this way and that. He saw that there was no man. He struck the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.
We hear the sound of the scuffle, catch a glimpse of an Egyptian beating a Hebrew with a stick. The camera focuses on Moses sun-weathered face. You can just picture Clint Eastwood playing him. He squints, spits and saunters over to the altercation.