Bible study 64 – Exodus 14

Pharaoh pursues the millions of Israelites with his chariot army, and overtakes them by the shore of a body of water (which I will assume is the Gulf of Suez on the maps). Moses parts the water of the sea and leads the millions on foot in between the walls of water, while God makes sure that Pharaoh’s chariot army obediently follow in line after them. Moses makes the water behind them flow over the Egyptians, and Pharaoh and all his army perish. Because of the “great work that the Lord did against the Egyptians”, the Israelites quite reasonably “feared the Lord”.

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The body of water in the text may not have been a reference to the Red Sea at all, but I will assume it was on the maps. And the only part of the Red Sea that is anywhere nearby, is the Gulf of Suez.

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One Comment on “Bible study 64 – Exodus 14”

  1. […] Ark of the Covenant into the middle of the river Jordan, which stops the flow of water (just like Moses in the Red Sea). All the other Israelites walk across on the dry riverbed, followed by the Levites with the ark. […]


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