does anyone have a theory about this strange passage:
any at all?
Moses Returns to Egypt
18 Moses went back to Jethro his father-in-law and said to him, â€œPlease let me go back to my brothers in Egypt to see whether they are still alive.â€ And Jethro said to Moses, â€œGo in peace.â€ 19 And the Lord said to Moses in Midian, â€œGo back to Egypt, for all the men who were seeking your life are dead.â€ 20 So Moses took his wife and his sons and had them ride on a donkey, and went back to the land of Egypt. And Moses took the staff of God in his hand.
21 And the Lord said to Moses, â€œWhen you go back to Egypt, see that you do before Pharaoh all the miracles that I have put in your power. But I will harden his heart, so that he will not let the people go. 22 Then you shall say to Pharaoh, â€˜Thus says the Lord, Israel is my firstborn son, 23 and I say to you, â€œLet my son go that he may serve me.â€ If you refuse to let him go, behold, I will kill your firstborn son.â€™â€
24 At a lodging place on the way the Lord met him and sought to put him to death. 25 Then Zipporah took a flint and cut off her son’s foreskin and touched Moses’ feet with it and said, â€œSurely you are a bridegroom of blood to me!â€ 26 So he let him alone. It was then that she said, â€œA bridegroom of blood,â€ because of the circumcision.