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

Harold R. Holmyard III hholmyard at ont.com
Sat Dec 18 09:30:56 EST 2004

Dear list,

HH; First, the text does not say that the 
chariots became stuck in the mud. It says God 
make the chariot wheels come off so that it was 
difficult to steer the chariots:

Ex. 14:25 He made the wheels of their chariots 
come off so that they had difficulty driving. And 
the Egyptians said,  "Let's get away from the 
Israelites! The LORD is fighting for them against 

HH: There is no mention of mud. While that is a 
possible explanation, God may have directly 
caused the wheels to come off.

HH: Second, the idea that this is not a miracle 
contradicts the Bible. The Bible repeats again 
and again that these events are miraculous:

Ex. 10:1 ¶ Then the LORD said to Moses,  "Go to 
Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the 
hearts of his officials so that I may perform 
these miraculous signs of mine among them
Ex. 10:2 that you may tell your children and 
grandchildren how I dealt harshly with the 
Egyptians and how I performed my signs among 
them, and that you may know that I am the LORD."

HH: Third, it is quite obvious that all the Egyptians died, the whole army:

Ex. 14:28 The water flowed back and covered the 
chariots and horsemen - the entire army of 
Pharaoh that had followed the Israelites into the 
sea. Not one of them survived.

					Harold Holmyard

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