The Bible tells us of a story of how in 1250 B.C. Moses led the Israelite in a daring escape from the Egyptian Army. In the story, Moses was said to have held out his staff to let God separate the Red Sea for them. This allowed the Israelite to pass through safely. Then, the story tells that once the Israelities were safe, the sea would come crash back down. This would kill all the Egyptiains who’d dared to follow the Israelite through the parted sea.
Of course, we all know that the story is fictional, but scientists have found “proof” that shows otherwise.
Just recently, Dr. Lennard Moller, a Swedish scientist, led a team of researchers and an American TV crew. They followed in the footsteps of the Israelite and Moses, simulating their escape from the Egyptian Army.
At one point, the TV crew and scientists investigated the bottom of Red Sea. Weird as it may seem, they found ancient Egyptian relics by the dozen that belonged to the Egyptian army once.
This discovery seems to line up with the discovery of a certain Dr. Ron Wyatt. The archaeologist claimed back in 1978 that he had photo-evidence of golden chariots, as well as fossilized human and horse bones on the bottom of the sea bed.
This “mounting evidence” suggests that there may actually be a lot of truth in the story. Although Carl Drews has a more logical explanation for what exactly happened. He argued in an article for the Public Library of Science journal that the story was simply the result of incorrect translation in the bible. He contends that Moses didn’t really part the Red Sea.
He believes that what happened was that incredibly strong winds separated the water of a nearby lake in the ancient city of Tanis. This led to the risky, but dry path that would’ve allowed the Israelite and Egyptian army to walk through the Red Sea.
Carl claims that a “wind setdown” separated one side of the water from the other. He then adds that the wind may have died down once the Israelite had crossed the dry path, leaving much of the Egyptian Army to drown and die. However, due to the strong religious beliefs back then, the phenomena was credited to God and seen as a miraculous act.
What do you think? Do you believe in Carl Drews’ theory? Or do you really think that it was an act of God?