Search for evidence of the Parting Of The Red Sea

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Search for evidence of the Parting Of The Red Sea

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Parting Of The Red Sea.

You may consider the Bible to be little more than a collection of myths and legends and that its content possess very little authentication. Bible proponents, however, suggest that you may be surprised to learn that over the years increased archaeological activity, especially that of the amateur archaeologist, is shedding new light on these fascinating narratives. The “Parting of the Red Sea” is one of those narratives—a story within the larger story called “The Exodus”; the account  of the ancient Israelite’s enslavement by the Egyptians and their eventual liberation  and delivery to the “promise land” through divine intervention.  If you are driven to discover the truth for yourself,  you can explore these fascinating accounts either through an exciting tour of the actual route of the Exodus, or in virtual reality. To discover the truth for yourself, it is essential that you explore the evidence on both sides of the argument. The most important tool at your disposal is wrapped up in the following truism:  “There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all argument and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance. This principle is contempt prior to examination. “1

The Old Testament  Book of Exodus states that after several sojourns of the Hebrews into Egypt, first with Joseph, who became the vizier of all Egypt due to his faithful service to the Pharaoh, were followed by the entry of his entire family and servants where they settled and flourished  in the “land of Goshen” in the Nile Delta.  Their growing population eventually led to their enslavement. Joseph had died many years before and the Egyptians now feared their numbers.  They were brutally enslaved and suffered many years until God, hearing their painful cries, sent them an intrepid leader who would lead them out of slavery to the “promise land.” So far, nothing too extraordinary until you realize that the intrepid man is actually Moses, a survivor of Pharaoh’s earlier cruel command to destroy all male infants born to the Hebrews. In order to hide her infant son, his loving mother constructs an ark of reeds and pitch and places the ark afloat on the Nile under the watchful eye of his older sister Miriam. That day the child would be discovered by the Pharaoh’s daughter who rescues and adopts the child as her own, naming him Moses.  And so within the safety and opulence of the Pharaoh’s palace Moses is raised with all the benefits of a member of the royal family. He is well educated and trained as a military leader. However, Moses is aware of his Hebrew roots and is deeply disturbed by the misery suffered by his brethren. He kills an Egyptian guard he finds heaping terrible punishment upon one of the slaves. Moses runs and finds sanctuary in the Arabian land of Midian where he is later called by God to leave his adopted home, his Midian wife Sephora and young son Gershom. He will lead his Hebrew brethren out of bondage in Egypt. Moses and his brother Aaron use some pretty strange methods of illustrating God’s demand to let the Hebrew children go.  Moses also warns that God will deliver ten curses upon Egypt. All but the last are eventually ignored by the Pharaoh when he loses his only son to the final plague to fall upon the land. Pharaoh relents and insists that the Hebrews leave Egypt, only to once again harden his heart and hotly pursue the Hebrews to the shores of the Red Sea. The Hebrews are now referred to as the nation of Israel—a result of much suffering and growth into a cohesive, free and determined people—a nation looking for a home of its own. The great Egyptian army finds the Israelites pinned between their troops, mounted soldiers and many chariots and the Red Sea.  On either side steep cliffs deny them any exit. Never doubting God, Moses extends his staff over the waves. Immediately the sea parts providing a way of escape for the Israelites. Being held back by divine intervention until the last Israelite steps on Arabian soil, the Egyptian army follows in after them only to be swallowed up by the collapsing waves.

Some secular scholars and archaeologists reject the story entirely.  For example, in Wikipedia we read that: “No archaeological, scholarly verified evidence has been found that confirms the crossing of the Red Sea ever took place, says Zahi Hawass, an Egyptian archaeologist and formerly Egypt’s Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs. Reflecting scholarly consensus that the Exodus story, the biblical account of the Israelites’ flight from Egypt and subsequent forty years of wandering the desert in search of the Promised Land,  Hawass continues: “Really, it’s a myth…Sometimes as archaeologists we have to say that never happened because there is not historical evidence.”2

Amateur archaeologist and Bible believer Ron Wyatt sets out to prove the accuracy of the Biblical account. One website states that: “After researching the route that the Israelites took in their exodus from Egypt, Ron Wyatt found that the biblical description fitted perfectly with a deep gorge called Wadi Watir.”3  The book of Exodus explains how God led the children of Israel, not through the way of the land of the Philistines although that was near…but took his people through the way of the wilderness of the Red Sea.4

In addition to maps supplied on Ron Wyatt’s website, there are photos of coral encrusted chariot wheels which date back to the time of the Exodus.5

Parting Of The Red Sea

You may consider the Bible to be little more than a collection of myths and legends and that its content possess very little authentication. Bible proponents, however, suggest that you may be surprised to learn that over the years increased archaeological activity, especially that of the amateur archaeologist, is shedding new light on these fascinating narratives. The “Parting of the Red Sea” is one of those narratives—a story within the larger story called “The Exodus”; the account  of the ancient Israelite’s enslavement by the Egyptians and their eventual liberation  and delivery to the “promise land” through divine intervention.  If you are driven to discover the truth for yourself,  you can explore these fascinating accounts either through an exciting tour of the actual route of the Exodus, or in virtual reality. To discover the truth for yourself, it is essential that you explore the evidence on both sides of the argument. The most important tool at your disposal is wrapped up in the following truism:  “There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all argument and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance. This principle is contempt prior to examination. “1

The Old Testament  Book of Exodus states that after several sojourns of the Hebrews into Egypt, first with Joseph, who became the vizier of all Egypt due to his faithful service to the Pharaoh, were followed by the entry of his entire family and servants where they settled and flourished  in the “land of Goshen” in the Nile Delta.  Their growing population eventually led to their enslavement. Joseph had died many years before and the Egyptians now feared their numbers.  They were brutally enslaved and suffered many years until God, hearing their painful cries, sent them an intrepid leader who would lead them out of slavery to the “promise land.” So far, nothing too extraordinary until you realize that the intrepid man is actually Moses, a survivor of Pharaoh’s earlier cruel command to destroy all male infants born to the Hebrews. In order to hide her infant son, his loving mother constructs an ark of reeds and pitch and places the ark afloat on the Nile under the watchful eye of his older sister Miriam. That day the child would be discovered by the Pharaoh’s daughter who rescues and adopts the child as her own, naming him Moses.  And so within the safety and opulence of the Pharaoh’s palace Moses is raised with all the benefits of a member of the royal family. He is well educated and trained as a military leader. However, Moses is aware of his Hebrew roots and is deeply disturbed by the misery suffered by his brethren. He kills an Egyptian guard he finds heaping terrible punishment upon one of the slaves. Moses runs and finds sanctuary in the Arabian land of Midian where he is later called by God to leave his adopted home, his Midian wife Sephora and young son Gershom. He will lead his Hebrew brethren out of bondage in Egypt. Moses and his brother Aaron use some pretty strange methods of illustrating God’s demand to let the Hebrew children go.  Moses also warns that God will deliver ten curses upon Egypt. All but the last are eventually ignored by the Pharaoh when he loses his only son to the final plague to fall upon the land. Pharaoh relents and insists that the Hebrews leave Egypt, only to once again harden his heart and hotly pursue the Hebrews to the shores of the Red Sea. The Hebrews are now referred to as the nation of Israel—a result of much suffering and growth into a cohesive, free and determined people—a nation looking for a home of its own. The great Egyptian army finds the Israelites pinned between their troops, mounted soldiers and many chariots and the Red Sea.  On either side steep cliffs deny them any exit. Never doubting God, Moses extends his staff over the waves. Immediately the sea parts providing a way of escape for the Israelites. Being held back by divine intervention until the last Israelite steps on Arabian soil, the Egyptian army follows in after them only to be swallowed up by the collapsing waves.

Some secular scholars and archaeologists reject the story entirely.  For example, in Wikipedia we read that: “No archaeological, scholarly verified evidence has been found that confirms the crossing of the Red Sea ever took place, says Zahi Hawass, an Egyptian archaeologist and formerly Egypt’s Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs. Reflecting scholarly consensus that the Exodus story, the biblical account of the Israelites’ flight from Egypt and subsequent forty years of wandering the desert in search of the Promised Land,  Hawass continues: “Really, it’s a myth…Sometimes as archaeologists we have to say that never happened because there is not historical evidence.”2

Amateur archaeologist and Bible believer Ron Wyatt sets out to prove the accuracy of the Biblical account. One website states that: “After researching the route that the Israelites took in their exodus from Egypt, Ron Wyatt found that the biblical description fitted perfectly with a deep gorge called Wadi Watir.”3  The book of Exodus explains how God led the children of Israel, not through the way of the land of the Philistines although that was near…but took his people through the way of the wilderness of the Red Sea.4

In addition to maps supplied on Ron Wyatt’s website, there are photos of coral encrusted chariot wheels which date back to the time of the Exodus.5

Parting Of The Red Sea

You may consider the Bible to be little more than a collection of myths and legends and that its content possess very little authentication. Bible proponents, however, suggest that you may be surprised to learn that over the years increased archaeological activity, especially that of the amateur archaeologist, is shedding new light on these fascinating narratives. The “Parting of the Red Sea” is one of those narratives—a story within the larger story called “The Exodus”; the account  of the ancient Israelite’s enslavement by the Egyptians and their eventual liberation  and delivery to the “promise land” through divine intervention.  If you are driven to discover the truth for yourself,  you can explore these fascinating accounts either through an exciting tour of the actual route of the Exodus, or in virtual reality. To discover the truth for yourself, it is essential that you explore the evidence on both sides of the argument. The most important tool at your disposal is wrapped up in the following truism:  “There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all argument and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance. This principle is contempt prior to examination. “1

The Old Testament  Book of Exodus states that after several sojourns of the Hebrews into Egypt, first with Joseph, who became the vizier of all Egypt due to his faithful service to the Pharaoh, were followed by the entry of his entire family and servants where they settled and flourished  in the “land of Goshen” in the Nile Delta.  Their growing population eventually led to their enslavement. Joseph had died many years before and the Egyptians now feared their numbers.  They were brutally enslaved and suffered many years until God, hearing their painful cries, sent them an intrepid leader who would lead them out of slavery to the “promise land.” So far, nothing too extraordinary until you realize that the intrepid man is actually Moses, a survivor of Pharaoh’s earlier cruel command to destroy all male infants born to the Hebrews. In order to hide her infant son, his loving mother constructs an ark of reeds and pitch and places the ark afloat on the Nile under the watchful eye of his older sister Miriam. That day the child would be discovered by the Pharaoh’s daughter who rescues and adopts the child as her own, naming him Moses.  And so within the safety and opulence of the Pharaoh’s palace Moses is raised with all the benefits of a member of the royal family. He is well educated and trained as a military leader. However, Moses is aware of his Hebrew roots and is deeply disturbed by the misery suffered by his brethren. He kills an Egyptian guard he finds heaping terrible punishment upon one of the slaves. Moses runs and finds sanctuary in the Arabian land of Midian where he is later called by God to leave his adopted home, his Midian wife Sephora and young son Gershom. He will lead his Hebrew brethren out of bondage in Egypt. Moses and his brother Aaron use some pretty strange methods of illustrating God’s demand to let the Hebrew children go.  Moses also warns that God will deliver ten curses upon Egypt. All but the last are eventually ignored by the Pharaoh when he loses his only son to the final plague to fall upon the land. Pharaoh relents and insists that the Hebrews leave Egypt, only to once again harden his heart and hotly pursue the Hebrews to the shores of the Red Sea. The Hebrews are now referred to as the nation of Israel—a result of much suffering and growth into a cohesive, free and determined people—a nation looking for a home of its own. The great Egyptian army finds the Israelites pinned between their troops, mounted soldiers and many chariots and the Red Sea.  On either side steep cliffs deny them any exit. Never doubting God, Moses extends his staff over the waves. Immediately the sea parts providing a way of escape for the Israelites. Being held back by divine intervention until the last Israelite steps on Arabian soil, the Egyptian army follows in after them only to be swallowed up by the collapsing waves.

Some secular scholars and archaeologists reject the story entirely.  For example, in Wikipedia we read that: “No archaeological, scholarly verified evidence has been found that confirms the crossing of the Red Sea ever took place, says Zahi Hawass, an Egyptian archaeologist and formerly Egypt’s Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs. Reflecting scholarly consensus that the Exodus story, the biblical account of the Israelites’ flight from Egypt and subsequent forty years of wandering the desert in search of the Promised Land,  Hawass continues: “Really, it’s a myth…Sometimes as archaeologists we have to say that never happened because there is not historical evidence.”2

Amateur archaeologist and Bible believer Ron Wyatt sets out to prove the accuracy of the Biblical account. One website states that: “After researching the route that the Israelites took in their exodus from Egypt, Ron Wyatt found that the biblical description fitted perfectly with a deep gorge called Wadi Watir.”3  The book of Exodus explains how God led the children of Israel, not through the way of the land of the Philistines although that was near…but took his people through the way of the wilderness of the Red Sea.4

In addition to maps supplied on Ron Wyatt’s website, there are photos of coral encrusted chariot wheels which date back to the time of the Exodus.5

Bible proponents claim that many secular records have been found that support the Bible narrative but much of the evidence has been in some way altered, concealed intentionally or hidden by individuals who oppose the Biblical viewpoint and hope to control the narrative. And so the individual must examine the evidence and determine the truth for him/her self, and this can lead to some new, very exciting discoveries just waiting to be uncovered.

Archaeological tours of  this area  such as “The Exodus, Egypt, Jordan and Israel Tour” by Pilgrim Tours are available with complete details online. Described as a life-changing journey, a company  brochure describes arrival in Cairo as “arriving in the land of the Pharaohs, Jacob, Joseph and Israel during the famine” and further on towards the shores of the Red Sea, the description continues: “ gazing across the Gulf of Aqaba, we can begin to imagine the miracle of the parting of the sea.”6

1 https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Herbert_Spencer

2 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossing_the_Red_Sea https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossing_the_Red_Sea

3 http://www.blogos.org/keepwatch/Ron-Wyatt-Red-Sea.php

4 Exodus 13:1718

5 https://wyattmuseum.com/egypt-history-the-bible/2011-677

6 https://www.pilgrimtours.com/egypt-tours/

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