So WarnerFaith took on the project (and Greenbrier, in this latest incarnation) and I set to work. The challenge, of course, in telling a familiar Bible story is telling it in a unique way, through fresh eyes. So I chose to tell Moses' story through the eyes of the three principal women in his life: his Egyptian mother, the daughter of Pharaoh; his wife, Zipporah; and his sister, Miryam. I also chose to maintain a distinctly Jewish flavor throughout the story. I wanted to be as true to the story as possible.
And so I pulled out my old books on Egyptian history and added some new ones about Moses. And happily settled in for a week of in-depth research.
Tomorrow: The Research