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  • Deborah Hurn

    April 15, 2021 at 8:14 am

    Hi Michele. There are certainly echoes and parallels between the Creation account and the Passover week and probably all the deliverance stories of the Bible have similarities. But the ‘mechanism’ for these land-drying events is different. In the Creation account, when the dry land appears and the oceans form, it is unlikely to refer to a wind that blows the water away. This has to settle as the new norm, so if you accept the Creation story as history (and even if you don’t) this must be describing some kind of major tectonic action that raises the landforms which then become dry, and sinking the ocean basins. The wind of the Red Sea crossing blew all night, and (it seems) blew water away from the crossing site so that the people could cross. This is the wind setdown effect that Sir Colin Humphreys @colin-humphreys has explained in his Miracles of the Exodus and elsewhere.