Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Why Trust The Bible? Archaeological Evidence Of The Red Sea

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 children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen. And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the LORD looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians, And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the LORD fighteth for them against the Egyptians. And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen. And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them. But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore. (Exodus 14:21-4)

Did this miraculous event take place at the Red Sea?

After years of study Ron Wyatt located ancient Succoth. Realizing from the Hebrew's encampment there that the only southern route to avoid the Philistines was through a series of wadis to the western edge of a coastal mountain range on the west side of the Gulf of Aqaba. Following the Biblical narrative that God told Moses to turn back and encamp by the Sea. Only one place fit the description of the Hebrews entrapment by sea and mountains; Nuweiba beach. In 1978 diving in the waters off Nuweiba, Ron and his sons found coral encrusted chariot parts, skeletal remains and a pillar laying in the water's edge. A matching pillar was later found on the Saudi side with inscriptions indicating it's being erected by Solomon to commemorate the site of the miraculous crossing.

Neweiba Beach

Solomons Pillars

Chariot Wheel encrusted in coral Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea. The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone. (Exodus 15:4,5 KJV)

I find it interesting how accurate the Bible depicts what we find in these archaeological discoveries. Gods word (the Bible) clearly reveals the truth when compared to archaeology, but God always gives the unbeliever a way out. You could sum it up as coincidence or chance. You could though, except the facts as they stand and trust the God of the Bible our creator. There are many discoveries I did not mention in this article from Noah's Ark to the Dead Sea Scrolls, which I would challenge you to study out for yourself. "Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him." (Proverbs 30:5) I hope this evidence encourages you continue your journey to the truth.

Sources: http://ronwyatt.com/

1 comment:

Blessings Of Life! said...

God never ceases to amaze me!!!