THE PATH THE ISRAELITES TOOK
THROUGH THE RED
HAS BEEN FOUND
As you probably know, God separated the waters
of the Red Sea and led the Israelites
through the sea to escape their persecution by pharaoh in Egypt.
Chariot wheels, human bones, and other artifacts have been found
along the path they took. Here is a photograph of a gold-plated
chariot wheel. Since coral does not adhere to gold, the gold
on the wheel was preserved in excellent condition. However, the
wheel cannot be moved, because the wood beneath the gold has
long since rotted away, and any attempt to move the wheel would
destroy the very thin layer of gold.
What is truly amazing is the bottom of the sea in the vicinity
of their crossing. See the cutaway diagram of a bathymetric chart
of the sea bottom. God prepared a relatively shallow undersea
land bridge for them to use for their crossing. On either side
of this land bridge the depth of the water is about 5,000 feet,
where the underwater slope to the bottom is much too steep for
them to have crossed.
The Israelites crossed the Red Sea at the
Gulf of Aqaba. Here is the path they took from Egypt. Notice
the true location of Mt. Sinai on the map. It's the red dot in
the lower right-hand corner.
Here is a satellite picture looking east
to the gulf showing the canyon through the mountains leading
to the beach area at the shore. The Israelites travelled through
this canyon and assembled on the beach before crossing the sea.
Here is a picture looking east toward the
sea taken in the canyon through which the Israelites passed.