[b-hebrew] Re: g(r Psa. 106:9

Vadim Cherny vadim_lv at center-tv.net
Fri Dec 17 13:18:58 EST 2004

> On the contrary. If the bottom was mud, it would indeed have been hard 
to walk across, but by your argument that "if" demonstrates that the 
unlikelihood of your objection being important. Or to put it another 
way, some parts of the sea bed are firm and other parts are soft, and 
the Exodus story as narrated clearly refers to the crossing of a firm 
part. In the probable candidate places for the Yam Suph a firm bottom is 
in fact most likely, because soft mud is usually found only close to 
river mouths (like the Chesapeake), and there are no rivers feeding into 
the arms of the Red Sea - which is why they have such excellent coral reefs. <

The text is clear that Jews crossed the sea, while the chariots got stuck. Before building of Aswan dam, there were plenty of swamps close to the Red Sea. With little wind, water became shallow. So it was mud.

Vadim Cherny

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