One had heard of the love of the Jews for the 'fleshpots of Egypt
' (when Moses got them to migrate, and go into the Sinai Desert), but it seems that Indians love the fleshpots of Thailand.
Goethe, Sigmund Freud, and the Bible scholar Ernst Sellin each conjectured that Moses--precursor of the persecuted prophets and suffering servants of God--was murdered by his own stubborn people who, according to the Book of Exodus, murmured and mutinied, longing for the fleshpots of Egypt
A teenage mother with her boyfriend and baby, leaving a town in which they'd been squatting in a local stable, who flee to the fleshpots of Egypt
, even though they seem to be carrying expensive contraband goods like gold, frankincense and myrrh in their belongings.
But I do believe our downfall is the fleshpots of Egypt
. Eat and rejoice indeed ...
Like the Israelite men and women who tired of manna in the wilderness and yearned for the fleshpots of Egypt
, human beings are sometimes governed by irrational appetites and restless imaginations.
Second, there is Appian's striking depiction of the delights of Alexandria that seduced Antony in the winter of 41/40 B.C.: it was not the traditional "fleshpots of Egypt
" that Antony loved, but rather the flourishing cultural life and intense intellectual life offered by the Greek metropolis (BC 5.11).
We are to believe that had God not reached out and taken us from the fleshpots of Egypt
, we would have been irretrievably lost to history.(4) And, if this is so, why are we faking it on Passover night?