Scientists May Have Found An Explanation To Moses Parting The Red Sea


The Biblical story tells of how in 1250 B.C. Moses was leading the Israelites in a daring escape from the Egyptian Army but when they approached the Red Sea, which was utterly impassable, Moses held out his staff and God separated the sea to allow the Israelites to get across safely on dry land.

However, despite the majority of people dismissing this story as fictional, or as a metaphor for the power of God, scientists have claimed that there is ‘mounting evidence’ suggesting there may be a lot of truth in the story.

Christian Bale in Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014); the movie about the story.

Although most people suggest that it is only a narrative as a symbol of the power of God, the situation seems to be a bit more complicated.

Not too long ago, a Swedish scientist known as Dr. Lennart Moller led a team of researchers and an American TV crew in the footsteps of Moses and the Israelites as they tried to escape from the Egyptian Army.

More proof for the parting of the Red Sea stems from Dr. Ron Wyatt, an archaeologist who in 1978 claimed to have photo-evidence of golden chariots and fossilized human and horse bones on the bottom of the seabed.

Another explanation for the parting of the Red Sea, and perhaps a more logical one, was documented by Carl Drews, who in an article for the Public Library of Science journal argued that there was simply an incorrect translation in the bible which means Moses did not actually part the Red Sea.

What he believes happened is that incredibly strong winds had separated the water of a nearby lake in the ancient city of Tanis, thus creating a risky but dry path to walk across for around 2.5 miles.

It may have happened.

Carl claims that this would have been possible due to something called a ‘wind setdown’ which occurs when winds which are over 60mph are able to push against one side of water and separate it from another. He then believes that the wind may have coincidentally died down once the Israelites had crossed the dry path and in turn drowning the Egyptian Army.

Due to strong beliefs in religion at that time the weird phenomena would have undoubtedly been credited to God and thus documented as if God had indeed conducted the miraculous act.

Are you convinced?

Yes, if science backed it up, then I might be convinced.
No, science cannot explain every miracle.
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