Prince of Egypt director’s commentary: [Working on this sequence a “million” times] “Just trying to figure out what Rameses’s reaction would be when Moses returns. Would he be angry, would he be flippant, would he be overjoyed, what would he be? And because we built such a relationship between the brothers before and they had nothing against each other when Moses left, other than love and regret that he was leaving, it had to be joyful.” (3/?)
Calling again on God’s power, MOSES planted his staff in the water. As the Hebrew people stood awestruck, the water surged and swirled, and the mighty Red Sea parted into two towering walls of water. Between the walls was a rocky pathway that led down the middle. It was truly a miracle.
With the path to freedom in front of him, AARON looked to Moses and gave his brother a smile. Bravely, he stepped onto the path and began to walk between the walls of water. Secure in the knowledge that they would be safe, THE HEBREW PEOPLE followed.