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Is This How The Red Sea Parted?

It isn't very often that science and religion honestly find agreement on anything, but a recent theory published by scientists is a rather surprising exception. It has to do with the method that God could have used to part the sea for the Israelites during the Exodus.

A tectonic uplift has been found on a relatively shallow slope in the Red Sea, which when exposed to high winds under just the right conditions, could cause dry ground to appear through the sea, with a barrier of water on each side. When the winds die down, the waters then quickly rush back to their natural place. Sound familiar? The three illustrations below (not to scale) show how it works.

Parting Of The Sea
"Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night The Lord (see Rock Of Ages) drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided, and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground with a wall of water on their right and on their left." (Exodus 14:21-22)

Parting Of The Sea
"Then The Lord said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may flow back over the Egyptians and their Chariots and horsemen." Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at daybreak the sea went back to its place. The Egyptians were fleeing toward it, and The Lord swept them into the sea. The water flowed back and covered the chariots and horsemen - the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed the Israelites into the sea. Not one of them survived. But The Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left. (Exodus 14:26-29)

Parting Of The Sea

Fact Finder: Was the Israelites' crossing through the sea a form of Baptism?
1 Corinthians 10:1-4

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