Moses was a man gifted with an ability to look beyond trials and travails and to focus on the big picture. His time was a post cataclysm time, so many stories about Moses relate to events that occurred during and after the last pole shift. The parting of the Red Sea was not due to anything more than heaving of the Red Sea bed and the normal heaping of waters attracted to the pull of the passing comet. Just as water drops have surface tension, so do these water heaps, and Moses waded through where he perceived there were shallows, leading the way. He scarcely had a choice. Certain death, in the form of the Egyptian army, was at this heels.
Why did Moses lead his people to wander in the wilderness for 40 years. Well, they were just doing what everyone does after a cataclysm - wander. Life isn't good anywhere, so everyone is on the move, hoping. Velikovsky is an author who correctly understood the relationship between the story of the Exodus and the last pole shift. The gloom, the waxy carbohydrate condensate that melted in water to form what looked like milk - the land of milk and honey. Moses felt his people, the Jews, must be special, protected in some way, because they survived. He was not altogether mistaken, as he gave The Call almost continuously, while wandering around in the gloom worrying about how to feed his people, and as one genuinely in the Service-to-Others orientation, he was assisted. This situation should not be construed to mean that the Jews are in any way special or assisted, today. One hesitates to give up any such title or perception, even if it has become but an illusion.
Did Moses descend from the mountain top with the 10 Commandments carved in stone, having spoken to a burning bush? Yes and no. Moses often climbed mountain tops, which in the desert are more like hills, and did so to get the view. When he relayed that he spoke with an entity in the bushes, which he could not make out but which was of such bright light that he could scarcely look at it, how did this translate over time? The bush was so bright ... folks who had never seen an entity in light form could only assume a fire. And did Moses descend with the 10 Commandments written in stone? This was the last thing Moses would have been inclined to do, as he was not a control freak or given to hauling stone tablets around on top of all his other burdens. This story was cooked up later, and attributed to Moses, who was no longer around to refute it. Unlike Jesus, who spoke to the masses in many places and repeated his messages, Moses had few followers. The lie grew larger than the truth, as there were few to speak the truth.
The 10 Commandments show the hand of entities strongly in the Service-to-Self orientation, who answered The Call of humans wishing to tightly control others under the guise of religious edicts. Thou shalt not ... thou shalt not ... thou shalt not - where does it say love another as thy self? Where does it say to practice the Golden Rule, to do unto others as you would have them do unto you? The 10 Commandments are almost entirely fear and rule based, leaving little leeway for one to follow one's heart. Had the 10 Commandments not been packaged as the handiwork of Moses and God's angels, with the necessity of keeping up appearances, the word love would not have made the list at all.