Out of all of the apparent historical and biblical inaccuracies contained in the movie Exodus: God’s and Kings, ,directed by Ridley Scott, nothing comes close to the depictions of the Egyptian and Israelite as modern-day northern Europeans. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a movies picture speaks volumes.
The word Egyptian means black in Greek. The word Ethiopian also means black in Greek. The Israelite had a law dealing with the curse of leprosy which causes a person to become white, in the book of leviticus 13 and 14. The relevance of these words will become clear later in this article.
The movie takes place in the Bible during the reign of Ramses where the children of Israel became to be oppressed by the Egyptian and made into second class citizens. This is after Joseph saved the entire region from a seven year drought by interpreting pharaohs dream and taking certain precautions to ensure both the survival of Egypt but also making them extremely wealthy because of their extensive food reserves. Joseph was also made Governor of Egypt second to pharoah. The Israelites were welcomed into Egypt and for several hundreds of years, they mixed and coexisted in relative harmony. .. until the Egyptians started to realize how strong they were becoming and became envious. Pharoah started a birth control policy which required that the boys were to be killed at birth while the girls were spared. Moses was supposed to have been killed but his mother put him in a river instead, only to be discovered by Pharoah’s own daughter. The Egyptian and Israelite must have looked so similar that pharoah allowed his daughter to rise an Egyptian baby.
In the book of numbers chapter 12, Moses married an Ethiopian woman and Aaron and Miriam were upset with him for it. Miriam hand was turned white and she begged Moses to asked God to change it back:
(Numbers 12:1 And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman
2 And they said, Hath the Lord indeed spoken only by Moses? hath he not spoken also by us? And the Lord heard it.
4 And the Lord spake suddenly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam, Come out ye three unto the tabernacle of the congregation. And they three came out.
9 And the anger of the Lord was kindled against them; and he departed.
10 And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous.
11 And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas, my lord, I beseech thee, lay not the sin upon us, wherein we have done foolishly, and wherein we have sinned.
12 Let her not be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he cometh out of his mother’s womb.
13 And Moses cried unto the Lord, saying, Heal her now, O God, I beseech thee.
15 And Miriam was shut out from the camp seven days: and the people journeyed not till Miriam was brought in again)
Now, what exactly is back? In Leviticus 13 and 14, it deals with the curse of leprosy, a curse in which the skin gradually turns white. Modern day vitiligo
According to this movie exodus, both the Egyptian, black faced people, and the Israelite were both lepers, or modern-day Caucasians, which is both historically and biblically inaccurate and only serves a white supremacist agenda and cultural and historical grand larceny.