It should not come as a surprise to anyone who has actually read the Bible for me to call Moses a murderer. “When Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting a Hebrew, one of his brethren. And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.”
Looking this way and that way to see that no one was watching, and hiding the dead body afterwards, demonstrate that Moses planned the killing and knew that was he was doing was wrong. It was murder, not something done in a bout of temporary insanity.
Was there more to the odd behavior of Moses than run-of-the-mill homicidal urges? Could drug use be involved?
Benny Sharon, a professor of cognitive psychology, suggests that Moses was doped up on a psychedelic drug made from the bark of an acacia tree. Moses the shaman?
Dependence on mind-altering drugs to obtain inspiration would explain why Moses couldn’t find his way from Egypt to Israel, even over the course of several decades. Hint to Moses: Follow the coastline!