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Home Forums The route of the Exodus through the Red Sea The near-Egypt Egyptian approach vs. the far-from-Egypt Hebrew approach Reply To: The near-Egypt Egyptian approach vs. the far-from-Egypt Hebrew approach

  • Deborah Hurn

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    January 20, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    Thomas, the case for the location of the Red Sea crossing cannot be made by looking for remains of Pharaoh’s army on a sea-bed or in a marsh. If we take seriously the texts that report this crossing and purport to locate it by multiple references to this or that geographical detail, we need to be really sure we have reconciled all those data to a near-certain location before spending a lot of money to find material evidence. Just think of the money wasted on searching for the lost Malaysian airline MH370 without knowing its flight-path. https://www.the-sun.com/news/1837801/mh370-missing-malaysia-flight-search/ Historical geographers are not at all agreed on the likely location of the crossing site, as Tim shows in his survey of the various options. All hypotheses privilege some data over others because so far there is no route that can accommodate all the biblical indications.