Letters: Jan. 11, 1999

IN SEARCH OF MOSES

"Moses was hated in his day because he told the truth. If he lived in these dark times, he'd be twice as hated." MARGIE J. PHELPS Topeka, Kans.

It was amusing to see the scholars going to great lengths trying to analyze Moses' life and legacy in your article "Who Was Moses?" [COVER, Dec. 14]. I was hoping to find at least one of your experts calling Moses what he really was--a general at war with a powerful enemy. Moses was more like Alexander the Great than the key religious figure he is purported to be. Moses...

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