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  • First: it's literally "the Sea of Reeds". Classically, translators believed that referred to the Red Sea. In modern times what and where "the Sea of Reeds" was is disputed by scholars *** Second: when would it "would part on its own at a point where it is only a mile wide and shallow due to sand bars and at low tide one could simply and easily walk across"? As far as I know (I am no expert) there is no historical record of that happening. *** Third: *IF* that happened, that is contrary to the Biblical description of the event, which teaches us that the water stood up on either side of the Israelites like walls. I.e. somewhat similar to what you see in the movie "The Ten Commandments" (which movie I normally deride as being a poor representation of the Biblical story, but it did a good job depicting that particular miracle in a way similar to the way that the Bible describes it).
  • The bible says it because that is the way the event was recorded in Hebrew history. The history channel and their theory notwithstanding.
  • As God created the heavens and the Earth and everything in it: that means God is in control. A wind setdown causing strong offshore winds can temporarily lower water levels in shallow coastal areas explain how the Red Sea parted. Exodus 15:8 "At the blast of your nostrils the waters piled up; the floods stood up in a heap; the deeps congealed in the heart of the sea."
  • It was deep enough to wash away Pharaoh's army so if it was as shallow as you speculate it would seem to be an even a greater miracle.
    • MisterKatt
      When high tide came in the water would rise to 5 - 7 feet.
  • Why waste your time arguing something you don't even believe exists? And why do you care if others believe it? Isn't this really just an attempt to cause contention? It would make as much sense to post that the Easter Bunny or Santa Claus doesn't exist.
    • Linda Joy
      First, I didn't say that and secondly I didn't do that. I was asking questions to better understand why anyone would waste their energy and learn what they get out of it. But you're intent on stalking my answers and comments now and that is trolling behavior which I will also report. I'm just another user that happened to hit a nerve with you because I pointed out something you loathe about yourself, hypocritical behavior. And if I wanted to twist that knife I'd point out how you're exhibiting the exact behavior of which you've accused me. Does it piss you off to know you're just like that which you loathe?
  • Whether God did it or Moses simply knew that there was an approaching storm that would cause the Waters of the Red Sea to break up now remember Moses was the son of pharaoh and he was pretty darn smart. So Moses may have taken advantage of the weather and led the Israelites to a point where Moses knew that the Red Sea would break up because of a title bore when the wind hit. But the point where Moses and the Israelites crossed the Red Sea is not in doubt not in the slightest bit. It's pretty darn deep water! It's now marked quite prominently by what's called the pillars of Solomon. And many divers have gone down into the water between the pillars of Solomon where the Israelites crossed the Red Sea and taken very clear pictures of the remains of Egyptian chariots.

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