MemberSeptember 30, 2021 at 8:30 am
The ASOR blog has just published an article by Prof Barry Beitzel about the location of the Red Sea:
Beitzel, Barry J. “The Location of the Biblical ‘Red Sea.’” American Society of Overseas Research 9, no. 9 (September 2021). https://www.asor.org/anetoday/2021/09/location-of-red-sea/.
Beitzel has been thorough in his investigation of all biblical and historical references to the Red Sea, and concludes that the Red Sea in the ANE was understood much as it is today. In this article he lists the proponents of the various Red Sea crossing sites. He also illustrates some proposals with pictures of historical maps. His conclusion is that the crossing took place in proximity to Egypt, which we may expand to indicate somewhere in the Suez Isthmus/Gulf.