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Red Sea, Passage of


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The account of the march of the Israelites through the Red Sea is given in Exodus 14:22-31 . There has been great diversity of opinion as to the precise place where this occurred. The difficulty of arriving at any definite conclusion on the matter is much increased by the consideration that the head of the Gulf of Suez, which was the branch of the sea that was crossed, must have extended at the time of the Exodus probably 50 miles farther north than it does at present. Some have argued that the crossing took place opposite the Wady Tawarik, where the sea is at present some 7 miles broad. But the opinion that seems to be best supported is that which points to the neighbourhood of Suez. This position perfectly satisfies all the conditions of the stupendous miracle as recorded in the sacred narrative. (See EXODUS .)


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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Red Sea, Passage of'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/r/red-sea-passage-of.html. 1897.

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2020
the Week of Christ the King / Proper 29 / Ordinary 34
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