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http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20040121-080423-3978r.htm

Study: Red Sea parting was possible

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Russian mathematicians have determined the legendary parting of the Red Sea that let the Jews flee Egypt was possible, the Moscow Times reported.

The study, published in the Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences, focused on a reef that runs from the documented spot where the Jews escaped Egypt, which in Biblical times, was much closer to the surface, according to Naum Volzinger, a senior researcher at St. Petersburg's Institute of Oceanology, and a colleague based in Hamburg, Alexei Androsov.

The mathematicians calculated the "strong east wind that blew all that night" mentioned in the Bible needed to blow at a speed of 67 miles per hour to make the reef, said Volzinger, who specializes in ocean phenomena, flooding and tidal waves.

"It would take the Jews -- there were 600,000 of them -- four hours to cross the 4.2-mile reef that runs from one coast to another. Then, in half an hour, the waters would come back," he said.

The Egyptian army that followed them drowned in the sea.

"I am convinced that God rules the Earth through the laws of physics," Volzinger told the Times.
 

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Different point of view

The history channel had a special on this subject also. One other theory is that a large volcano erupted in the Med. sea and the eruption was so great that it sucked the water back into it, at the start of a huge tidal wave, and Moses passed. Then when the tidal wave came though it killed the Romans behind Moses.
 

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SMOKEY said:
The history channel had a special on this subject also. One other theory is that a large volcano erupted in the Med. sea and the eruption was so great that it sucked the water back into it, at the start of a huge tidal wave, and Moses passed. Then when the tidal wave came though it killed the Romans behind Moses.
I don't see how a volcano in the Med can suck the water out of the Red sea.
 

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hmmm...
So everyone excepts the fact that the jews did cross the Red Sea, yet science creates all of these improbable situations - such as a volcano with a massive vacuum that drained a large body of water. Faith is a hard concept to believe in when you have none, but once you begin to believe it becomes extremely easy.
 

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Sean88gt said:
hmmm...
So everyone excepts the fact that the jews did cross the Red Sea, yet science creates all of these improbable situations - such as a volcano with a massive vacuum that drained a large body of water. Faith is a hard concept to believe in when you have none, but once you begin to believe it becomes extremely easy.
Actually, your typo is funny.

Everyone ACCEPTS the Jews crossed the Red Sea.

If everyone EXCEPTED the fact, then you are saying no one believed it (I take exception to that).
 

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Actually, your typo is funny.

Everyone ACCEPTS the Jews crossed the Red Sea.

If everyone EXCEPTED the fact, then you are saying no one believed it (I take exception to that).
Doh...Good point. newborn + no sleep = typos
edit *accepts*
 
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