"Why did God want to kill Moses?"

Exodus 4:24-26 At a lodging place on the way the Lord met him and sought to put him to death. Then Zipporah took a flint and cut off her son's foreskin and touched Moses' feet with it and said, “Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me!” So he let him alone.

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Up to this point in Exodus God has chosen Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt, enabled him to perform miracles, and has given him clear instructions as to how he will use Moses to free his people. Why would God suddenly want Moses dead? The only insight we have is that Moses' son was uncircumcised. Are we to believe that this is an offense punishable by death? If God killed Moses for this offense, what would have happened to the Israelites? Would they have continued to toil under the yoke of Egyptian oppression simply because Moses' son was uncircumcised?

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Exodus 4:24, Exodus 4:25, Exodus 4:26