December 7, 2014

Moses and the Red Sea

The December 6-7, 214 issue of The Wall Street Journal, (page C3) includes an article by Dr. Bruce Parker on "The Science of a Red Sea Miracle" in which he suggests that Moses was able to lead the children of Israel across the Red Sea because of his knowledge of the tides.  Next week's release of the movie "Exodus: Gods and Kings" will show the parting of the waters due to an earthquake and tsunami.  Dr. Parker suggests that a more natural explanation for the temporary path across the Red Sea could be explained by a low tide.  He makes the point that Moses had lived nearby and knew where caravans had crossed the Red Sea at low tide.   Read the full article here.