Moses and the Crossing of the Red Sea: Unveiling the Truth
The Bible recounts the fascinating story of Moses leading the Israelites through the Red Sea. However, recent discoveries suggest a different location for the iconic event—Mount Sinai in Saudi Arabia, across the Gulf of Aqaba. Let’s delve into the evidence supporting this revelation.
Mount Sinai’s True Location
In Galatians 4:25, the Bible specifies that Mount Sinai is in Arabia, contradicting the common belief associated with Saint Catherine’s Monastery in the Sinai Peninsula. To uncover the truth, we must reevaluate historical landmarks and biblical references.
The Exodus Route
Traditionally, maps assume the Red Sea crossing occurred near the Sea of Reeds, near Suck Off. However, this location poses a challenge as the waters are only three feet deep, making it improbable for Pharaoh’s Army to drown. The actual route, as revealed in the scriptures, points towards Mount Sinai in Arabia, requiring the Israelites to cross the Gulf of Aqaba.
Nueva Beach and the Crossing
Aerial photographs of Nueva Beach in Egypt and Eilat in the southern part of Israel showcase the geography of the Gulf of Aqaba. With very few beaches along the Western coast, Nueva Beach emerges as a crucial location. The Wadi Whittier, a deep river gorge, played a vital role in the Israelites’ journey, leading them to Nueva Beach.
The Land Bridge Miracle
Intriguingly, at the crossing point from Egypt to Saudi Arabia, there exists a land bridge just under the water. This providential feature, approximately 60 feet deep, allowed the Israelites to traverse the Gulf of Aqaba safely. Admiralty maps and geological studies confirm the unique shallowness of this specific crossing site.
Columns of Commemoration
Ron Wyatt, a researcher, discovered two columns—one on the western shore and one on the eastern shore. The column on the eastern shore, erected by King Solomon, bore inscriptions in Hebrew commemorating the miraculous escape from Egypt to Saudi Arabia.
Archaeological Finds Under the Red Sea
Divers, including Aaron Sen and Ross Patterson, uncovered compelling evidence under the Red Sea. Chariot hubs, wheels, and even human remains preserved in coral provide tangible proof of the historical events described in the Bible.
Chariot Hubs and Wheels
Dramatic findings include chariot hubs and wheels from Pharaoh’s Army, confirming the biblical narrative. A golden chariot wheel, likely belonging to Pharaoh himself, stands as a striking testament to the events of the Exodus.
Dr. Nassif Muhammad Hassan, Director of the Egyptian Antiquities Authority, identified the chariot wheel as belonging to the 18th Dynasty, aligning with the biblical timeline of 1446 BC. Dr. Leonard Muller and other academic researchers corroborated these findings in Dr. Muller’s book, “The Exodus Case.”
Unveiling the Truth
These archaeological and geological revelations not only affirm the biblical account of Moses and the Red Sea but also provide a deeper understanding of the historical journey from Egypt to Mount Sinai in Saudi Arabia. As we continue to explore and unearth evidence, the ancient stories come to life in remarkable ways.