Even after bale withdrew and his vehicle was driving away from the scene, it was pursued for more than half an hour by a gray van.
With his anachronistic attitude toward the biblical story, bale is just following the lead of his director.
According to bale, Moses was “one of the most barbaric individuals that I ever read about in my life.”
"large bundle or package," early 14c., from Old French bale "rolled-up bundle," from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German balla "ball"), from Proto-Germanic *ball-, from PIE *bhel- (2) "to blow, swell" (see bole).