Is there any way to put a positive way spin on 4:11? I don’t think so. Yahweh is either sadistic and creates disabilities deliberately, or he is is incompetent and lets them happen accidentally. A perfect example of this:
It seems to me that the average employer would react to Moses’ request in 5:3 exactly the same way Pharaoh does. (The fact that the Israelites are slaves rather than just employees is irrelevant here). Time off to go and pray? Not a chance – prayer is on your own time, and so it should be. Separation of church and state and all that.
Moses and Aaron were the product of an incestuous relationship (v 20). I wonder why the Moody bible institute omitted this fact from the charming ‘family values’ video I shared yesterday.
Here’s the not-suitable-for-family-viewing version of the story of Moses