Well, I think there’s a nuance to be made here, since it says in another translation that “there went a man of the house of Levi, and took a daughter of Levi.” So nót married.

That would also explain why Moses was kept hidden for 3 months.

The story continues that Moses is found in a wicker basket by the Pharaoh’s daughter and is raised in Egypt.

The grown up moses has fled to the land next door. In modern times this would be south-west Jordan, roughly on the border with Saudi Arabia.

So, here comes Aaron in the story, Moses brother. Aaron is a Levite, I assume they have never seen each other and wonder if they knew of each other’s existence. 

But they meet in the wilderness, as the story goes. My guess is that moses just ran into him on the way, because he is also explaining everything to Aaron. That doesn’t seem necessary to me.

So, is Aaron a brother, or just a fellow tribesman, met in the wilderness and decided to march together. 

After all the hassle in Egypt we come to the next text, I find this piece very interesting.

Because, it cannot be otherwise that this refers to a volcanic eruption.
In current times there is talk of a volcanic eruption on Crete, (1627 – 1600 BC) but then one should keep it to the left, and not “in front” of them. But we will come back to that in a moment.

There it is, it was mount Sinai, and they walked right up to it. 

The only thing that needs to be investigated is whether this mountain also had a little eruption in the period 1627 – 1600 BC. 

The rest of the story is about the ark, the clothing of priests, all kinds of laws and punishments, about what the “church” should look like with candlesticks ect. You could call this the beginning, the birth of the church.

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