Have Archaeologists Discovered Artifacts Proving the Story of the Parting of the Red Sea?
The Biblical story about the parting of the Red Sea is recorded in the 14th chapter of the book of Exodus. Moses was leading his people out through the desert and away from the land of Egypt where they’d been used as slave labor for the mighty Pharoah. A vexed and grumbling throng complained to Moses that they’d rather go back to being slaves than to die in the searing desert. Moses exhorted them saying, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
You’d think that after witnessing God’s deliverance from Pharoah’s iron grip that came in the form of epic plagues their faith would have been bolstered but, apparently, the Israelites needed more convincing that God was, indeed, in the business of saving His people. The plagues caused the Pharoah to let Moses’ people go. But he had changed his mind….
Pharoah pursued the Israelites in force with his army, chariots and weapons of war. With the angry, advancing Egyptian army in sight the Israelites seemed hemmed in with mountains on one side, the Red Sea in front of them. They were terrified.
Then the angel of God, in the form of a pillar of cloud, stood between the people and the Egyptians, protecting the Hebrews. Moses outstretched his hand over the water. God caused a strong east wind to blow through the night, parting the sea and turning the sea floor into dry ground.
In the darkness, the Israelites escaped through the Red Sea, a wall of water to their right and to their left. The Egyptian army charged in chase.
As the Israelites watched from the safety of the other side, God commanded Moses to stretch out his hand again. As the sun returned, the sea tumultuously swept back over the ground, wiping out the entire Egyptian army, with all of its chariots and horses. No one survived.
Finally…upon witnessing afresh the mighty, saving hand of God, the people believed in the Lord and his servant Moses.
So, is the story true? Or just the stuff of cool fables? It seems that evidence of the legitimacy of the Biblical tale may have been discovered recently at the bottom of the Gulf of Suez, 1.5 kilometers offshore from the city of Ras Gharib. – Read the entire story here: http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/red-sea-archaeologists-discover-remains-of-egyptian-army-from-the-biblical-exodus/#sthash.DE7kFYKd.dpuf