Many, atheists in particular, had dismissed the story as being fictitious, but scientists have now proven that the supposed miracle could have happened. Naum Volzinger, a senior researcher at St. The Russian duo calculated that if it was a particularly gusty night and wind speeds were sustained at an average of 67 miles per hour overnight, then it could have exposed the sea bed. Mr Volzinger also adds that 3, years ago, when the incident is supposed to have happened, the Red Sea would have been much shallower than it is today, making it easier for the surface to appear. If the wind was sustained at 67 miles per hour over the night that Moses led his people across the parted sea, then they would have had enough time, with a little to spare, according to the research pair.
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The Israelites walk on the dry ground and cross the sea, followed by the Egyptian army. Once the Israelites have safely crossed Moses lifts his arms again, the sea closes, and the Egyptians are drowned. God chooses Moses to lead the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt and into the land of Canaan , which God has promised to them. The Egyptian pharaoh , who previously said the opposite, agrees to let them go, and they travel from Ramesses to Succoth and then to Etham on the edge of the desert, led by a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. There God tells Moses to turn back and camp by the sea at Pi-hahiroth , between Migdol and the sea, directly opposite Baal-zephon.
Were Chariot Wheels Found at the Bottom of the Red Sea?
Snopes needs your help! Learn more. Archaeologists have discovered Pharaoh's chariot and the bones of horses and men under the Red Sea. On 24 October , the web site World News Daily Report WNDR published an article reporting that chariot wheels and the bones of horses and men had been discovered at the bottom of the Red Sea, thereby supposedly proving archaeological proof of the Biblical narrative about the escape of the Israelites from the Egyptians.
An illustration based on new research shows how wind could have moved and split waters from two ancient basins. The parting of the waters described in the book of Exodus that enabled Moses and the Israelites to escape the pharaoh's army is possible, computer simulations run by researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the University of Colorado at Boulder show. To test the theory that the biblical account may have depicted actual events, the researchers studied maps of the region, archaeological records and satellite measurements to find a topographical feature where such an event might have been possible. They settled on an area south of the Mediterranean Sea where some oceanographers say a branch of the Nile River drained into what was called the Lake of Tanis, a coastal lagoon 3, years ago. The computer model shows a 63 mph east wind blowing across the area and its 6-feet-deep waters for 12 hours.