MemberMarch 10, 2021 at 9:01 am
Thomas, the directional ‘ah’ makes no difference to the argument for either gulf… they are both SE from Egypt/Goshen. The Suez Isthmus is up to 60 km from the Eastern Delta, but the Aqaba Gulf is 300 km from the same. Who would be there on the far side of the Aqaba Gulf to note the arrival of the (by now pulverised) locusts, know where they come from (?!), and jog back 300 km to Egypt to let them know that the locusts had arrived in Teman or whatever they called it over there? These are local plagues and places, and the texts are full of local Egyptian knowledge.