The Weak Could Save the Strongest if the Strongest Complies

We are more accustomed with the classic formula that the strongest destroys the weakest in the struggle for survival.

I have chosen an such example and you will see that a weaker guy had also the courage to confront the strongest and to give him a warning. Eventualy this warning saved the strongest.

11 One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to where his own people were and watched them at their hard labor. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own people. 12 Looking this way and that and seeing no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. 13 The next day he went out and saw two Hebrews fighting. He asked the one in the wrong, “Why are you hitting your fellow Hebrew?”

14 The man said, “Who made you ruler and judge over us? Are you thinking of killing me as you killed the Egyptian?” Then Moses was afraid and thought, “What I did must have become known.”

15 When Pharaoh heard of this, he tried to kill Moses, but Moses fled from Pharaoh and went to live in Midian,..(Exodus 1:11–15; Bible,NIV)

It can be noted first that Moses was the strongest and the Egyptean was weaker and after a short time the Egyptean losed the fight. The next day Moses came back and he was the strongest in his own eyes but in the hearts of the Hebrewes the danger vibrated. Suddenly two Hebrews were disputing. Who was now the strongest? That one in wrong but before Moses he was weaker. Though the Hebrew in wrong gave Moses the comminatory warning and Moses escaped Pharaoh’s reprisal. Those Hebrews never forgot the dialog. In that dialog the weaker gained the dispute and the strongest complied with the warning.

I would like to analyse more the situation in order to find some motives and the purpose of those actions.

First I wish to present the profiles of Moses, Miriam and Aaron.

The Hebrew named Moses was an highly effective officer in the secret service of Pharaoh and he worked as a courier. In addition he was an Hebrew adopted by the daughter of Pharaoh so he became through adoption an Egyptean prince. This special officer had extensive knowledge in all ancient Egyptian sciences but Moses had a big flaw: he stammered even when he was very calm. Because of this big handicap Moses was not able to achieve the rank of general in the secret services neither in the army. For Moses it was also impossile to obtain the throne of Pharaoh even in some movies and literature he is presented as a succesor to the helm of Egypt.

Miriam was the sister of Moses and was almost 10 years his senior. I must mention that Miriam had greater authority over Moses than Pharaoh. She was the one who cared about the baby Moses when he was put by his mother on the Nile river in the papyrus basket. As a young boy Moses was put under the supervision of Miriam at the palace of Pharaoh and he had to be grateful to her sister for all special things done to him. Miriam was well-known by the Hebrews. Among the women and girls she was renowned as ‘the sister who saved her little brother from crocodiles’. We could imagine that later Miriam had been very stressed because of her brother’s high position in Egyptean society and she had many bad dreams during the night. Most of Miriam dreams were about the future liberty of Hebrew people and thus she became poetess.

Aaron was the brother of Moses and was only 1 year his senior. He was a good speaker and a skilled crafter. As a child Aaron was much impressed by the wonderful story of the papyrus basket that saved the baby Moses and from then he decided that he should save all the Hebrews from the bitter Egyptean slavery. Though he lacked courage to fight Aaron wished to save his people from troubles. We could imagine that after baby Moses was brought to the palace of Pharaoh the little Aaron was the liaison boy between Iochebed and Miriam who still cared about Moses and provided news about him. From his childhood Aaron was also a good runner and later he would become athlete.

Second I will try to find out why Moses killed the Egyptian supervisor. For that aim we should answer some questions.

The Hebrew people had lived in Egypt for 400 years and the Pharohs decided to enslave them. In order to control the Hebrews the Egyptean rulers obliged them to field work and then to build several towns. Unfortunately those towns were not discovered by archeologists because they were made by adobe and they did not resist over time.

Moses was raised in Pharaoh’s palace and received a special education, being spared from the beatings that other Hebrews suffered every day. It is mentioned that when Moses visited his brethren he was a grown up man and so he was not no more a young boy. But as a young boy he eagerly wished to see the constructions the Hebrew people were doing for the Egyptians. Why he waited so long to see those hard labours? Who restricted Moses from entering that work area until he was almost forty years old? Pharaoh himself, his adoptive mother, his sister Miriam or his brother Aaron? The most interested in that restriction was Miriam because she was the most concerned about the actions of her brother.

Miriam did not want his brother Moses to show up faster to Hebrews slaves for several reasons. First, some Hebrew slaves could recognise him as a little prince that could become their saviour and in such a way their dream of liberty could complicate and endanger the life of Moses at the palace. Second, many Hebrew slaves were invidious of Moses success and they were dissatisfied for his lack of initiative for their emancipation. Those slaves, who were very unhappy that Joseph the son of Jacob had brought their forfathers in Egypt, had put their hope for freedom in the good sense of Pharaoh and not in the prince Moses. Third, Miriam was waiting for a special moment of liberation, but she didn’t know how and when it would happen. Pharaoh instead was not intending to release the Hebrew slaves because they were working to build towns in Egypt for free.

Perhaps if Moses used to walk often to that work place that meant he should have been very well known by a part his own people and the workers should have looked upon him as a savior from Egyptian slavery and so he should had been higly respected by them. In reality, after he killed the Egyptian supervisor, Moses was not much respected by the Hebrew workers and finaly he was regarded as an impostor and capable of other criminal acts. In those times the Hebrews slaves did not want to obey him that means that the leaders of the people did not have good relationships with Moses.

The way in which Moses asks his question is very clarifying. He said:“Why are you hitting your fellow Hebrew?” He should have said: “Why are you hitting my friend?” In such a way he should have shown that he was closer to the Hebrews. In conclusion Moses was maybe for the first time in that work place because we discover from the text that he was in an unclear relationship with those workers. The fear of the new situation is also a hint that Moses did not have suport from the Hebrew leaders neither his friends for his criminal action. Who then suported Moses for his crime? The circle of suspects were to be found only inside his family.

Miriam and Aaron were the most interested in his actions so they become the prime suspects in this crime. They were the most privilliged Hebrews in Egypt because of Moses. They had gold and fine clothing from their brother and could attend weddings and celebrations as important guests. Also the Egyptians respected Miriam and Aaron and it is very likely that the officials of the land offered them some social benefits. But in their turn Miriam and Aaron could not help all the Hebrew slaves. The majority of them were mistreated by Egyptians and were invidious because of Moses luck and also for the well being of his family.

Why Miriam and Aaron decided themselves to separate from the Egyptean good style of life and to prompt Moses to betray Pharaoh? They did not know about the harsh consequences of fighting against the Egyptian rule? If they had all they need to survive and even to prosper in Egypt why they took the risky decision to enter in the resistence against Pharaoh and his mighty officials? The lives of Miriam and Aaron were in great danger after Moses murdered the Egyptean supervisor. Surprisingly Pharaoh spared their lives after Moses exilled himself in Midian… This is a major hint that the conspiracy was made only inside Moses family and the Hebrews leaders and other friends of Moses did not know anything about it. Moses acted as a lonly wolf… and nobody wished to accuse his Hebrew family.

The Hebrew slave who was reprimanded by Moses asked him: “Who made you ruler and judge over us?” He did not know why Moses tried to act as an arbitre for the people querrels and why he did not ask the Hebrew leaders for their aproval to become their ruler…This happened the next day and in the previous evening in the entire Hebrew community the rumours spread very fast about Moses criminal action… It meant that Moses killed the Egyptean without the consent of the Hebrew leaders who regarded him as an impostor. Moses was exposed then to the capital punishment and the Hebrew community from Egypt did not wish to help him neither to obey him. He was alone to fight against the Great Empire of Egypt and only his family stood near him. Soon Pharaoh got the news and decided to kill only Moses but he spared the other Hebrews because they quickly disclosed the betrayal of his Hebrew officer.

How it is possible that a very smart Hebrew officer to decide himself to kill an Egyptean supervisor? It is a great paradox because Moses was very well educated and he knew the consequences he was to suffer if Pharaoh would discover the crime. So it is not only a paradox it is even an ilogical thinking. Moses suposed that the crime would not be found out by the Egypteans rulers. This suposition was his ilogical thinking and it contrasted with his good education. Why Moses was so confident that the Hebrews would not divulge his crime to Pharaoh’s officials? This confidency in the secrecy of Hebrews community has been proved an absurd idea. Moses betrayed Pharao and in exchange the Hebrew community betrayed Moses to minimise the casualties.

The great surprise was that Moses presented himself for the second time to that work area as nothing would had happened in the previous day… We could make the conclusion that he believed sincerely that the workers who saw the murder did not betray him to the Egyptean officials. So that day Moses was prepared indeed for a second crime. If his plans were fulfilled in the second day then Moses would have been prepared also for the third day visit and thus he would have become a serial killer with slaves as spectators and unlucky supervisors as victims. However, the Hebrew in the wrong was a smart guy and anticipated very exactly the intentions of Moses in the second day. He knew that Moses wanted to impress the Hebrews slaves with his imposing appearance and his powerful and destructive blows. The courage of the Hebrew in the wrong to acuse Moses for the intention to commit another crime was in fact a friendly warning for Moses to flee from Egypt because soon Pharaoh will search for him with his soldiers to punish the betrayal. Those two Hebrews who were desputing in the second day were probably two secret agents of the Hebrew community who played theatrical in order to atract the attention of Moses and to give him the warning. Moses was so disapointed when he heard the accusation of the Hebrew in wrong that sudenly he realized that the crime was to be discovered by Pharaoh and all his thoughts directed only onto one way: how to escape. Moses wished indeed to become the great leader of the Hebrews slaves as a serial killer and all at once his plans vanished! What great paradox, because as I mentioned before he was very well educated and he knew all the consequences he was to suffer for the crime. If in the past Aaron used to run to the palace to get news from Moses later Moses was to run from the palace to get news from above.

It’s very bizarre anyway not only the motivation of Moses to commit the murder but also the purpose of it. The purpose was to become the great leader of the slaves and ignite a revolt in Egypt. In order to ignite a revolt Moses had to have generals, officers and soldiers well prepared to fight against the powerfull Egyptean army. But he lacked all these army elements and he needed time to prepare his slaves for battle. How then he could organise a great revolt without a powerful army and without the motivation of the slaves to fight? The two possible explanations for a possible realease from slavery are: first, that Moses had made already an alliance with foreign kings to overthrow Pharao and distroy the Egyptean army with the aid of the revolted slaves or second, that Moses planned to kill Pharaoh and accuse somebody else for that crime that would have produced a great civil war in Egypt if Moses could have known how to manipulate the important Egyptean politicians. In these cases we understand that Moses should have had already the qualities of a very good diplomat and also of a cunning assassin. But the most probably variant was that Moses planned to assassinate Pharao. This last plan was more handy because he had access to the palace and he already knew many intrigues for political power in Egyptian society. Moses was indeed a very dangerous plotter capable of civil war.

Why Moses killed first the supervisor and did not kill Pharao? Perhaps Moses believed that it was more important to have the Hebrews slaves on his side first and then to pass at action against Pharaoh and his army. Now we understand what great confidence had Moses in himself thinking that he must be the liberator of his people. But Moses had also confidence in the slaves who witnessed the murder believing that they would not betray him. This second confidence it is impossible to understand through normal logic operations. To have great confidence that means friendship or authority. And there it was not at all about friendship it was only about apartenance at the group. Why to have great confidence in unknown slaves only for their apartenance at a community? This is impossible to understand because it is not a normal psychology. The only explanation of that absurd situation was in the great trust that Moses had in the interpretations of Miriam’s mistic dreams. I am so sure that Miriam had mistic dreams though in the Hebrew Bible there are mentioned only her special aptitudes as poetess, singer, dancer and as prophetess.

Moses decided himself to assassinate Pharaoh and to trigger a civil war in Egypt after his failure to convince Egyptean rulers and Paraoh to liberate the slaves. Moses knew that his forfather Abrahaam received a prophetic promise in a dream that the Hebrew people would be liberated from the Egyptean slavery after 400 years. The great problem was that Moses did not had prophetic dreams as his patriarch Joseph had or if Moses had a few special dreams he did not know how to interprete them. Another great problem was that Moses did not speak very well and probably it was difficult for him to convince people or to spread his ideas. He had to make lobby at the palace in order to exert influence over his stepmother and other Egyptean officials to convince Paraoh to realease the slaves. After many years as lobbiest Moses failed to get an agreement with Paraoh to resolve the Hebrew problem. Eventually, Moses renounced to find diplomatic solutions for the problems of his people and decided to become a freedom fighter.

Moses knew from Miriam that first the Egyptean people were to be punished for all the mistreatment of the slaves and then the Hebrew people was to be released to return in Canaan. This was the prophetic promise Abrahaam received in his dream. Moses believed sincerely that this punishment should be done by war. But Moses deceived himself because when he began to think at war as solution for the Hebrew problem suddenly in Miriam’s dreams apeared a lot of images about destruction of the protection of their own people. When in her dreams appeared Egyptean supervisors murdered by a Hebrew that meant that the Hebrew protection was to be destroyed if they do not negotiate. But instead Moses, Miriam and Aaron believed that the meaning of those dreams was that the days for punisment by war of Egyptean people had come. This was their mistake in interpreting the dreams about war because Moses, Miriam and Aaron did not know how to interprete this kind of dreams. We could make the conclusion that in those times in Egypt there was a lack of dream interpreters with good reputation. When Moses planned to kill Pharoh, who had a high energetic protection, shortly in Miriam dreams apeared among others murders of Egyptean supervisors. Later Moses prepared himself for civil war and became a murderer encouraged and through misinterpreting the visions of the night of her sister. I must mention that when somebody decides to kill another person with low energy it is not a psychological law that his close relatives will dream murders. Those kind of dreams are hapening especially because of energetic differences.

After Moses killed the supervisor his protection and the protection of the Hebrew people were endangered. In order to reestablish the protection of the people the Hebrew leaders decided to betray Moses, because they did not know that Moses was already well prepared for civil war. The Hebrew leaders were more peacefull than Moses and were afraid of engaging into fight with the Egyptean army. Left alone and without the support of the leaders of the people, Moses had no more protection . The only solution for him was to flee from Egypt. Miriam and Aaron must had been dumbfounded when they heard that their brother did not succed to fulfill their plans.

Miriam had night visions but she did not know how to interprete her own dreams because she did not kow how to interprete the patriarch Joseph’s dreams or visions. In one of Joseph dreams, there were eleven stars, the moon and the sun who bow toghether before Joseph’s star. The star of Joseph was a magnific star of peace. What the other stars bowing meant or what purpose this action of humiliation did serve? According with Joseph authority as the best dreams interpreter Miriam should have complied with the style or model of her patriarch. If eleven stars bowed to Joseph’s star that meant that the Levi’s star had bowed one time in the past but it should do it again in the future, too. We know that Miriam belonged to the tribe of Levi which implies that Miriam’s star should have bowed to Joseph’ star even after 400 years. A star means light, vision or style of conduct his or her own life. Miriam’s style of interpretation of dreams must have complied with the model of Joseph’ interpretations. The vision of Joseph was as following: if the Hebrews came in Egypt in times of peace because of famine then the Hebrews should get out from Egypt during plagues and times of peace. The punishment of the Egyptean people should not have happened by war but by plagues and Miriam could not grasp the Joseph’s vision. Second Joseph was a prime minister who promoted peace but Miriam promoted holy war so we see clearly that there were two kinds of interpretations of night visions. The conclusion is that Miriam had nightmares during the night and the worst was that she did not know how to relate them to Joseph’s style of interpretation. In parapsycholgy the evolution is very difficult but in machiavellianism or darwinism the evolution is easier and is made many times by war or fight for survival. Miriam was a parapsycologist and sadly a forerunner of Niccolo Machiavelli and Charles Darwin who said the the strongest destroys the weak even by war. Joseph was a parapsychologist, too but he said that the weak could save the strongest if the strongest complies.