posted on Sep, 7 2008 @ 11:41 AM
I read something a couple of years ago, where the author had been working on the hebrew exodus.
They had traced the path of the exodus, via clues from the old testament, and some new egyptian sources, to a waddi(ravine) on a small river flowing
into the red sea.
I dont think its the one in the mentioned in the link, but its a place very close to the sea, less than a mile?.
This ravine is in a tidal estuary and when the tide comes in the water gets to be a couple of feet deep.
In the egyptian source the hebrews, had used the cover of night and fierce seasonal winds to escape entrapment by the army.
The hebrews had crossed the waddi during a lull in the wind and at low tide, when the water was only a few inches deep.
Bythe time the egyptian chariots caught up only a couple made it across before the widns came back up and the tide came in.
What was just couple inches of mud rapidly became an actual river, with water several feet deep, swamping many chariots.
The hebrews escaped while the pharoas army went the many miles around to the next crossing.
The authors found both hebrew and eygyptian artifacts in the area they believed this happend.
The story of hibaru (hebrews) is a fascinating one, and is far more complex and quite different from what has came down to us by way of the old
The hebrews were anything but slaves, Moses was married to the pharaos daughter and was a general in his army.
Joseph was a priest of the the sun god at the main temple..