From a Terry Mattingly column
A reader sent this: Gilligan equals sloth and the skipper represents anger. Then Thurston Howell III equals greed, Lovey Howell is gluttony, Ginger is lust, the professor is pride and, finally, Mary Ann represents envy. Who knew?
Maybe the metaphors can be extended. The refusal to follow God (navigation error) resulted in them being lost on an island, just as the Israelites were lost wondering in the wilderness for forty years. I can easily imagine Gilligan bringing back reports of spotting the Anakim and the other residents on the Island being concerned about this report. The Israelites also probably thought that leaving Israel through the divided sea would only be a three hour tour. This is evident by the fact that they were soon complaining and wanted to head back.
The Theme to the Exodus
Just sit right back and hear the Exodus tale
a tale of faithless slips.
That started from an Egyptian port,
Reed Sea just a drip
Moses was a mighty prophet man,
Aaron grave and unsure
Israelites went on the trail that day
for a forty year tour, a forty year tour.
The Israelites started getting gruff,
the Commandments they were tossed.
Moses interceded for the faithless Jews,
the Manna looked like frost; the Manna looked like frost.
Israelites finally saw the promised land across Jordan in single file
with Joshua, the son of Nun
but Moses had lost his life,
the Reubenites, and the rest,
(the Reubenites, the Gadites and Manasseh)
This country became Israel