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area of Bitter Lakes, were the Suez Canal now exists. From there, Moses and the Israelites come to the area of Mt. Sinai in the mid-southern area of the Sinai peninsula. The main problem with this proposed route is that Moses and the Israelites never cross the Red Sea proper. Secondly, it is in direct conflict with the Bible which does not reference Mt. Sinai as being in the Sinai peninsula, but rather in Arabia as noted in Galatians 4: 25 (see on the right)
Arabia is specifically known as the land of Midian, which today is Saudi Arabia. In fact, the geographical boundaries of Old Testament times will reveal the area of what is today Saudi Arabia as Midian. Moreover, we also read in the Old Testament that Moses was exiled to the land of Midian, where Mt. Horeb (or Mt. Sinai) is in realty located as noted in Exodus 3: 1 (on the right).
However, the most awesome evidence indicating that the crossing took place at the Gulf of Aqaba between the Sinai peninsula and Saudi Arabia occurred when Ron and his two sons scuba dove into the waters near the column. As they dove, they found underwater chariot parts such as wheels, axles, cabs and even an inlaid gold veneer decoration to a 4-spoked chariot wheel. But that was not all. Also found were the skeletal remains of horses and humans, preserved by coral encrustation. Most revealing was an intact rib cage of a human found underwater, all in the Gulf of Aqaba. Ron presented the hub of another chariot wheel consisting of 8 spokes to Nassif Mohammed Hassan, the director of Antiquities for Egyptian Archeology. Mr. Hassan immediately explained that the 8-spoked wheel was specific to the 18th Egyptian Dynasty, around the time of the Exodus (see Exodus 14: 21,23 on the right).(9)
Analysis of the geography also supported this area being the site of the Red Sea crossing. In surveying depth charts, it was found that this was the only possible location where the Gulf of Aqaba could be crossed. Except for this one site, the topography of the gulf is similar to an underwater gorge, with steep inclines and drop - offs reaching an average depth of 5,000 ft., nearly one mile down. If the water were removed from the gulf, it would look like the Grand Canyon. However, at the site between the two columns, the underwater channel slowly drops off at a negotiable grade of 6%. The lowest point of this underwater bridge, being in the middle, is only 1,000 ft. Moreover, only at this site and across the gulf is a beach area large enough to accommodate the estimated 3 million Israelites with their goods and herds. Nowhere else is such a large area found, as points north and south on both east and west shores are much to rugged and mountainous to contain such a large contingency of people.
“Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pihahiroth (Pie-ha-he-roth), between Migdol and the sea, over against Baalzephon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea.” Exodus 14:2
On the north end of the eastern beach are the remains of an ancient Egyptian fortress which Ron believes is Pihahiroth. Then across the gulf, on the Saudi Arabian side, exists the restored remains of a large Midianite fortress which could well be Baalzephon. The phrase “over against” in English means “opposite of” in Hebrew, and may mean across the body of water the Israelites were encamped before.
After Pharaoh and his troops attempted to chase the Hebrews across the Red Sea, the Israelites were saved from annihilation as the Egyptians were drowned by God as He allowed the waters of the Red Sea to collapse upon them. Leading out from this site on the eastern beach in Saudi Arabia was a very large wadi that could easily allow thousands of Israelites out from the large beach area. The first landmark Wyatt’s research team came to as they headed east were twelve water wells with numerous palm trees growing around it.
“For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children”. Galatians 4:25
“Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well. Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father, the priest of Midian; and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.”
“And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots an his horsemen."
Exodus 14: 21, 23
New Archeological Evidence, Pg 6
Bariometric interpretation shown of land bridge across Red Sea.
Site of Elim, in Saudia Arabia, which still has 12 water wells to this day as given in the Old Testament! What confirmation!!!
Beach area just south of the Egyptian fortress of Pihahiroth.
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