Before our family Seder I was reading through Exodus and came across an episode that’s truly bizarre even by Old Testament standards.
Moses has received his message from the burning bush and is traveling back to Egypt with his wife Zipporah. But all of a sudden God decides kill the newly-appointed protagonist:
“On the way, at a place where they spent the night, the Lord met him and tried to kill him. But Zipporah took a flint and cut off her son’s foreskin, and touched his feet with it, and said, “Truly you are a bridegroom of blood to me!” So he let him alone.”
Was God mollified or just weirded out by Zipporah’s reaction?