THE PATH THE ISRAELITES TOOK

THROUGH THE RED SEA

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.

 

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