In the Mist

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It must be this midrash that

It must be this midrash that gives the Christians' Book of Acts the authority to say that Moses was forty when he fled Egypt. I know the Torah says that Moses was eighty when he saw the bush and that he was 120 when he died.

Anyway, this breakdown of Moses' life has always meant a great deal to me. The simplicity and assertiveness of a young prince, the deep inner working "behind the wilderness," as Fox has it, and the greater calling only hinted at during the first forty years -- these stages of Moses' life have given me a framework to understand my own path.

Your post might just as easily be called, "In the Midst." The photograph is quite telling, and the post is beautifully written. I'm mentally borrowing your photograph and inserting myself in it to serve as a subject for meditation.

Posted by Peter on May 29, 2006 10:25 AM
Peter, thanks. I actually

Peter, thanks. I actually almost changed the title to "In the Midst" or "In the Mist/Midst" when I posted it. So we were thinking along similara lines.

I speak here without having done the research but... don't make the assumption that the Jewish midrash pre-dated the reference in the Book of Acts.

It is very easy to proclaim that at 25 I was in my shepherd stage. In my 40's approaching 50 it feels a scarier proposition to move into the role of leader. Shai

Posted by Shai Gluskin on May 29, 2006 11:26 PM