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    and all of a sudden the mystery goes away and you understand how irrelevant and unnecessary the religious gloss is to the storyline.

    Spoiler alert:

    The Sons of Israel spent half a millenia in Egypt not as slaves but as Hyksos, "foreign kings"; doctors, lawyers, diplomats, businessmen, cattlemen, skilled craftsmen, horsemen, mercenaries, traders, administrators, priests and adventurers. They dressed in silks and scarlet leathers, and carried tons of gold and silver with them when they left.

    The reason they left was that the emporia they had taken over in the delta were reintegrated and assimilated into Egyptian life making them eligible candidates for corvee labor, service in return for sustenance and they had better things to do than their share of the work.

    In response to the new dynasty of Amose and its new rules the Hyksos who had held positions of power in the old dynasty made new rules. They invented a new religion with a new god they carved in stone and made sovereign over all the other gods. The carving of the new god was housed in an ark and the ark placed in a sanctuary in the Egyptian manner.

    The idea of making the written law sovereign and sacred was that no one man could determine what the consensus of the people to be law abiding was going to establish as its constitution.

    Live Free or Die --- Investigate, Incarcerate

    by rktect on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 03:49:40 PM PDT

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