Monday, October 04, 2021

Where was the "Red Sea?"

THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST TODAY: The Location of the Biblical ‘Red Sea’ (Barry J. Beitzel).
At the end of the day, one must recognize that beyond a limited and generic description found in the Bible, augmented by textual clues found in both Hebrew and Egyptian lexicography, and by considerations of geographic and terrestrial logic, no definitive evidence of any sort exists to support a precise locational tradition, aside from the demonstrable fact that the event must have occurred within relatively close proximity to the eastern frontier of Egypt’s Delta.
I have posted on the question of the crossing-place of the "Sea of Reeds" here.

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