Part the Seas

Voice Card  -  Volume 24  -  Larry Card Number 5  -  Tue, May 12, 1992 11:18 PM

"And the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night... And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon dry land."

Sophisticated computer calculations indicate that the Biblical parting of the Red Sea said to have allowed Moses and the Israelites to escape from bondage in Eqypt, could have occured precisely as the Bible describes it.

Because of the peculiar geography of the northern end of the Red Sea, researchers report in the "Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society" that a moderate wind (40-45 miles per hour) blowing constantly for 10 hours could have caused the Red Sea to recede about a mile and the water level to drop 10 feet, leaving dry land in the area where many Biblical scholars believe the crossing of the Red Sea took place.

An abrupt change in the wind would have allowed the waters to come crashing back into the area in a few brief moments.