I had a very esoteric theory about Jewish intelligence. You'll recall, Max Brod said to Franz Kafka "You're from the future!" And Kafka was from the future. Here we are.
Other observations led me to theorize that maybe this isn't the first time we've played out this timeline. Trying to observe the soul and its level of development. This was just speculation, I wouldn't put it forth as a serious hypothesis, but ... trying to see beneath the surface.
I just read Freud's Moses and Monotheism, which was totally unexpected, I had written off Freud as a pernicious lunatic. The bottom line is that prior to Egypt, we don't know who "the Jews" were, the patriarchs are mythological, but there really was an Exodus, and there really was a very strong force that established monotheism. Monotheism is the inevitable conclusion of abstract thought; most people accept it as self-evident, but few can really know. From the start, the Exodus consisted of the world's smartest people. We have no need for cosmic-esoteric hypotheses, the facts answer to the problem.