Several times while conducting geology/geography demonstrations at the Dead Scrolls exhibit here at the Science Museum of Minnesota, I've had visitors ask questions about where the Israelite Exodus crossed the Red Sea. Scientific study hasn't pinpointed that, but here's a story on research being conducted on how a unique wind effect could have played a role in the famous Bible story of the parting of the waters of the Red Sea.

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Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Interesting. Sounds abit of a stretch-how much luck on that? What about the idea the read sea was actually a wheat field?

posted on Fri, 09/24/2010 - 11:53am
mdr's picture
mdr says:

One of the volunteers here at SMM has been researching the story of Moses' life along with the whole crossing the Red Sea story. Some scholars believe the Hebrew phrase Yam Suph could possibly be translated as Reed Sea or Sea of Reeds, referring to a large body of water that used to exist near the Red Sea. The Sea of Reeds dried up when the Suez Canal was built, and no longer exists. But it seems it would have been a more likely and shallower area for the wind to part.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reed_Sea

posted on Fri, 09/24/2010 - 1:19pm
Gabriel's picture
Gabriel says:

This was awesome, but I wish I knew what the scrolls meant.

posted on Sun, 09/26/2010 - 1:41pm
d.h.'s picture
d.h. says:

we believe what the bible says about the red sea and understand it was because of Jehovah's power to save the Isrealits. that is what faith is belief in something that might not seem possible in our eyes

posted on Fri, 10/01/2010 - 2:28pm
Flott!'s picture
Flott! says:

I believe that the red sea parting for Moses and the israelites is a rather exaggerated farce. When in our history has their ever been such an event happening? Its impossible, therefore it didn't happen.

posted on Thu, 10/07/2010 - 12:40pm
S and K's picture
S and K says:

How sad when we limit ourselves to only what we can see. We cannot see the wind, yet we know it is present. Did we have to see man walking the moon before it happened to believe the possibility? Someone did. God is not limited by our limited vision!

posted on Fri, 10/08/2010 - 7:26pm
batndwn's picture
batndwn says:

like the white queen of Alice in Wonderland, i always make it a practice to believe at LEAST three impossible things each day before breakfast. Impossible things happen all the time.

posted on Sat, 10/09/2010 - 7:05pm
chas's picture
chas says:

While some folks seem to need miracles to be magical distortions of the law of nature, there are other views that consider miracles to be natural forces coinciding with fortuitous timing - such could be the explanation for Moses & the Israelites crossing the Reed/Red Sea.

For me, that means that life today is just as miraculous as it was in ancient times...if we would only pay attention.

posted on Sun, 10/24/2010 - 1:35pm

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