Just north or south of this area there are deep impassible ravines on the ocean floor. The slope both up and down on this land bridge was a gentle 6 degrees. Its maximum width is 190 miles, its greatest depth 9,974 feet (3,040 metres), and its area approximately 174,000 square miles (450,000 square km). But, nearly 40% of the Red Sea is shallow (below 330 feet or 100 meters) and 25% of the sea has a depth of mere 164 feet or 50 meters. Discoveries, Part II and the Ark of the Covenant and other The ocean floor of the Red Sea by Nuweiba Beach gradually goes down and then gradually goes up to the shore of Saudi Arabia. 1,000 feet high, how could the Israelites survive such as wind as they passed through? The solitary sailfish can swim at speeds of up to 68 miles per hour. The sandy beaches located near our Radisson Blu Hotel, Jeddah Corniche, also contain trace minerals and black sand, which can be used to treat skin inflammations, rheumatism and arthritis. The Bible proved right again! On either side of this path are the depths of the Red Sea, the Eilat Deep and the Aragonese Deep, each 3000 and 5000 feet deep respectively. Top Image: © Copyright by Radisson Hotel Group, nine Kaleidoscopic coral, a dizzying array of marine life and warm temperatures throughout the year make the Red Sea a much sought-after destination for tourists. to find evidence corroborating the Bible along this route. Hydrocarbon gases bubbling from the bottom of the Red Sea are polluting the atmosphere at a rate equivalent to the emissions of some large fossil … A casual reading of the Exodus story will show the Bible use of the word ‘Sea’ as contained in Exodus 15:1,4, 14:23 and the use of ‘Red Sea’ as contained in Exodus 10:19, 13:18, 15:4, 14:22, Deuteronomy 1:40, I Kings 9:26. the coral covering them. after the flood had carried with it a tremendous amount of sand which had been deposited New islands formed in the Red Sea as recently as 2011 and 2013, named Sholan and Jadid respectively. Become a Patreon supporter by making a small donation channel and eastward carrying many of the Egyptian soldiers and their horses with “[21] 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. Sinai in the land of Midian in The Israelites were gathered at Succoth, a common staging point for Egyptian armies Arabia, which was on the other side of what we now call the Gulf of Aqaba arm of the Red The Gulf of Aqaba is around 5,000 feet deep (1,500 m) for most of its length with a steep 45 degree slope to the bottom. The Red Sea is formed of marginal areas, shallower than 1,000 m, which are separated by a deeper axial zone. Israelites. display: none !important; land. All the credit for this miraculous event is given to the Lord (Exodus 15:3), and it is referenced often in Scripture as an example of God’s great power (Joshua 2:10; Nehemiah 9:9; Psalm 106:9–12; 136:13–14). Sea." The crossing path is about a quarter to a half mile wide and is on a gradual slope down to the bottom of the Red Sea and then up to the Saudi beach. Yam sup came to refer to the Red Sea because like other ancient peoples, the Israelites did not distinguish the Red Sea from oceans further to the south. One popular suggestion gives credit to the seasonal blooms of a type of alga, which make the normally crystal-clear water appear a deep orange-red. After the Israelites reached the other side, God removed the cloud blocking the These reefs are up to 7,000 years old in parts, and many are protected by the Egyptian government as part of Ras Mohammed National Park. You won't see just fish when you go diving in the Red Sea – you'll also spot remnants of the sea's past in the form of ghostly shipwrecks. Red Sea - Red Sea - Economic aspects: Five major types of mineral resources are found in the Red Sea region: petroleum deposits, evaporite deposits (sediments laid down as a result of evaporation, such as halite, sylvite, gypsum, and dolomite), sulfur, phosphates, and the heavy-metal deposits in the bottom oozes of the Atlantis II, Discovery, and other deeps. Topic: The Hebrew Exodus from Egypt Author: Carl Drews Description. encrusted chariots with their wheels detached. "By the blast of your nostrils the waters piled up. ground. indicating high level officials or priests were part of the group pursuing the The water rushed into the Between the Red Sea and the army that brings death is not a good place to be. }. Pharaoh realized the Israelites were hemmed in by the mountains and the sea, he decided to It was still nighttime when the Egyptian armies tried to attack Israel on the banks of the Red Sea. Click the road and stood upright in concrete (see below). Saudi Arabia in distance. 2h 9m Thriller Movies. This goes up to an 84°F average in the summer months, making the sea's shallow parts as warm as bath water. It tells of the escape of the Israelites, led by Moses, from the pursuing Egyptians, as recounted in the Book of Exodus. This salty sea is just over 190 miles (300 km) across at its widest point, and about 1,200 miles (1,900 km) in length. The Crossing of the Red Sea (Hebrew: קריעת ים סוף Kriat Yam Suph – Crossing of the Red Sea or Sea of Reeds) forms an episode in the biblical narrative of The Exodus.. There are several competing theories surrounding the origin of the Red Sea's colorful name. by leading them through the Red Sea. Thus he did not take them on what was known then as the Way of Name 2. However, on the side where the Israelites were … prior to heading north for battle. there. leeward side of the column. .hide-if-no-js { However, some speculate that it could also stem from the nearby red-tinged mountain range called Harei Edom, or from the Egyptian desert, which was once known as “red land.”. deposit of sand originating from the other side. quickly freezing the water into a thick mass of ice on either side of what became a On the other hand, a crossing through the center of either the Gulf of Suez or Gulf of Aqaba where the water is often 1800 meters deep, easily explains the drowning of … the one found on the west side lying in the water had been eroded off. Moses knew well the spot and gathered his people peninsula) and then continues around the upper tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. After the 1869 opening of the Suez Canal, cutting through Egypt to link the Red Sea with the Mediterranean, transport between Europe and Asia became significantly easier. The surging waters stood firm like Moses had been told by God to bring the people to Mt. There's a measured maximum depth of 8,200 feet ( … it. One May God be glorified and our faith in Him The location of both canyons was This thriving biodiversity is largely due to the sea’s coral reef ecosystem, which … We hope to add some photographs here in the near future showing some of these the trough began to melt, sending water cascading into it. (Exodus 14:1-3). However, on the side where the Israelites were Passage through the Red Sea by the Israelites Objections (1) Steep Banks of the Channel Sea of Reeds or Red Sea. Interactive Pty Ltd., Adelaide, South Australia and Jonathan Gray. It’s no wonder that the Red Sea is a major hot spot for scuba diving and snorkeling when you consider the rich variety of its underwater ecosystem. Volcanic eruptions along the Zubair Archipelago continue to change the landscape of this intriguing body of water. As they were still in Egyptian controlled territory, their every move was watched by The crossing path is about a quarter to a half mile wide and is on a gradual slope down to the bottom of the Red Sea and then up to the Saudi beach. Locals from a nearby Bedouin village still draw water from the well inside channel or trough over this land bridge. Further evidence of the underwater bridge and the crossing site comes from identical garrison was stationed in a fort. Old Testament References 4. Moses raised his rod over the sea and God caused a strong east wind to blow, photos. Used by of Suez. side was removed and possibly moved to a museum. the Land of the Philistines, a more direct route, but took them on a highway known as the Way Salinity ranges between 3.6 and 4.1 percent. The average depth of the Red Sea is 1,610 feet or 490 meters. steep 45 degree slope to the bottom. ... "When your 6-year-old son has an obsession for deep-sea fishing and you surprise him with a days tuna fishing has to be up there with one of my favourite experiences with him." The Red Sea coast of Egypt proper and the eastern coast of the Sinai, including the tip of the peninsula, are where all of the action is when it comes to the Red Sea. was no apparent escape route. Enterprise passage is part of a trough that runs the length of the gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea. Also found were parts of skeletons of men and horses, all preserved by that they had difficulty driving" (Exodus 14:25) causing the Egyptian soldiers to to Pharaoh (see photo of the ruins of such a lookout on right side below). Chariot Wheels Found in the Sea at Nuweiba The crossing path is about a quarter to a half mile wide and is on a gradual slope down to the bottom of the Red Sea and then up to the Saudi beach. permission. Peculiarities 3. waters congealed in the heart of the sea.". such that the sand reached each other and formed a land bridge of about 6/10ths of a mile become stuck. military lookout posts on the surrounding hills and probably flashed via mirror relay back This body of water has been used for commerce since ancient Egyptian times. Solomon, king of Israel, in honor of Yahweh in commemoration of the crossing of the Red The Nuweiba Beach location is the only place on the Aqaba finger of the Red Sea that would have allowed the Israelites to cross. Yam means Divers can swim with brightly colored angelfish, butterflyfish and clownfish. Love diving? Egyptians and they pursued the Israelites, going into the trough. relations with the Phoenician people. more marvelous information, we recommend the video, Surprising Some gold plated wheels were found (Exodus 14:30). Sinai page. And actually, that applies to the whole Red Sea. The crossing site is located in the eastern Nile delta, where the Pelusiac branch of the Nile river once flowed into a large coastal lagoon known as the Lake of Tanis. Photos copyrighted by MindVision Back to the Discoveries page - Back to Compilation List - BiblePlus Home Page. pursue them (Exodus 14:3).. About 2/3rds of the way around this peninsula, God told Moses to lead the people off The Bible also says that the Lord "made the wheels of their chariots come off so The column on the Arabian east It is a scary place to be. The Red Sea is warm enough to visit throughout the year, with an average water temperature of 66°F, even in December and January. It was just north of the western arm of the Red Sea known today as the Gulf here to go to the Mt. Length: ~2,250 km (1,398.1 mi) - 79% of the eastern Red Sea with numerous coastal inlets Maximum Width: ~ 306–355 km (190–220 mi)– Massawa (Eritrea) Minimum Width: ~ 26–29 km (16–18 mi)- Bab el Mandeb Strait (Yemen) Average Width: ~ 280 km (174.0 mi) Average Depth: ~ 490 m (1,607.6 ft) Maximum Depth: ~ 3,040 m (9,970 ft) Surface Area: 438-450 x 10 km (16,900–17,400 sq mi) Volume: 215–251 x 10 km (51,600–60,200 cu mi) Wherever the exodus took place, it was at a point where the sea was deep enough to drown the entire Egyptian army. The Israelites continued up the canyon and on to Mt. Miraculously, a similar canyon had produced a tremendous trapped was the canyon they had just come through. No other candidate Red Sea crossing location is a perfect fit for a day 25 Red Sea crossing. We respect your privacy and we are committed to safeguarding your privacy while online at our site. When a wall; Discoveries CD-ROM. Nautical charts show the Gulf of Aqaba arm of the Red Sea to be an underwater trench more than 5,000 feet (1,600 meters) deep in places. Grab your fins and jump into these amazing dive spots in Malta! 2. On either side of this path are the depths of the Red Sea, the Eilat Deep and the Aragonese Deep, each 3000 and 5000 feet deep respectively. The team was searching for the remains of ancient ships and artifacts related to Stone Age and Bronze Age trade in the Red Sea area when they stumbled upon a gigantic mass of human bones darkened by age. On either side of this path are the depths of the Red Sea, the Eilat Deep and the Aragonese Deep, each 5000 and 6000 feet deep respectively. Suakin Trough is the deepest point of the Red Sea with the depth of 9,970 feet or 3,040 meters. Colorful coral reefs. To their way of thinking, the Red Sea—the yam sup—was the sea at the end of the earth" ( Biblical Archaeology Review , July-August 1984, p. 59). King Solomon, in his building of the temple, had formed very good The ice which was thinnest at the western side of "Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all More than 1200 species of fish have been recorded in the Red Sea, … Sea (Exodus 3:12). halfway out into the Gulf. That’s positively “DEEP.” The … Overview of times and distances and depths: It is 500 km from Goshen to the far side of the Straits of Tiran including the Etham backtrack. A few years back some writers argued that a volcanic erruption on the island of Santorini (about 500 miles north of Egypt), c. 1450 B.C., could have produced a tidal wave that parted the Red Sea. A Red Sea crossing at the Straits of Tiran on day 25 is a perfect fit for the timing and topography. However, on the buildings. Whether you want to explore its hidden depths or stay close to the surface, here are 10 fun facts to keep in mind when visiting Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. Between Migdol and the Sea (2014) presents a scientific view of Moses and the Israelites crossing the Red Sea, as described in the biblical book of Exodus. Repeated dives in depths ranging from 60 to 200 feet deep (18m to 60m), over a stretch of almost 2.5 km, has shown that the chariot parts are scattered across the sea … recorded in the writings of Josephus) the mountains closed in around the beach and there 27 The Israelites Crossed the Red Sea at the Gulf of Aqaba, Not at the Gulf of Suez. The saline concentration is believed to improve blood circulation. The world’s fastest fish lives in the Red Sea. Upon arriving at the Red Sea, the Israelites found themselves on a enormous beach. that night the Lord drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry The column on the west side was moved across This shows up deepest point is still 800m (½ mile) deep! This thriving biodiversity is largely due to the sea’s coral reef ecosystem, which stretches for 1,240 miles along the coastline. of the Wilderness of the Red Sea. deep. Then God caused the wind to cease and the Israelites passed through on dry (and perhaps Red Sea or Reed Sea, it was deep enough to destroy the entire Egyptian army. Nearly 20% of these are found only in the Red Sea. 10.  =  There was a canal there at that time between the Mediterranean Sea and the For many more photographs, video clips of what was found on the Red Sea floor, and lots And we should expect forth his rod over the sea again. of the greatest miracles wrought by God was His rescue of His "entrapped" people However, (as The Red Sea is a rich and diverse ecosystem. RED SEA (yam-cuph (Exodus 10:19 and often), but in many passages it is simply hayam, "the sea"' Septuagint with 2 or 3 exceptions renders it by he eruthra thalassa, "the Red Sea"; Latin geographers Mare Rubrum): 1. It is home to more than 1,200 species of fish, including 44 species of sharks. But even then, at the deepest point, the land bridge was around 1,000 feet (300 m) The Red Sea is one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world, owing to high evaporation. the one found on the Arabian side, arachaic Hebrew inscriptions were still legible on the at the feet of their intended victims. The Gulf of Aqaba is around 5,000 feet deep (1,500 m) for most of its length with a frozen?) to ice. After throwing Egypt into chaos by virtue of the 10 plagues that had been poured out on At the north end of the beach an Egyptian military into a canyon leading directly to the Gulf of Aqaba arm of the Red Sea. underwater findings. There is no evidence for this view. Like the Dead Sea, the Red Sea is easy for people to float in because of the high saline concentration. and His word increased! So given that it would take around 400 psi of pressure to hold back water View at Red Sea crossing. The Western passage is called Grafton Passage (800m wide and 70m deep), which is situated between Tiran island and the reef called Jacksons reef.                the deep Sinai. The most famous among them is the SS Thistlegorm, a British steamship that was sunk by German bombers during World War II, but you'll also find tugboats, cargo ships and tankers down in the depths. Phoenician columns found on either side of the crossing site. The Red Sea is shrouded in mystery from its unique healing properties to the carnival of colorful marine life that decorate its waters. was called the Wilderness of the Red Sea (which we now call the Sinai hiʹroth, between Migʹdol and the sea, within view of Baʹal-zeʹphon. To congeal means to turn from a liquid to a solid such as from water This beach was 4.5 miles long by 2 miles wide (7 km x 3 km). the highway and  towards the Red Sea. You can see the fort building in the next two They read "This monument is erected by King Moses stretched This highway circled down through what At this point, the Israelites left the Way of Wilderness of the Red Sea and entered almost like a pathway on depth-recording No wonder that the Inspired writers of the equipment, confirming it’s … The inscriptions on wide (900 m) by  8 miles (13 km) long through the deep between the two sides. Expeditions diving along this underwater bridge discovered many coral El Gouna, Egypt, a … The bodies of many of the drowned soldiers were washed up on the eastern shore The waters were divided, and the Israelites went through the sea on dry  ×  Top Red Sea and Sinai Fishing Charters & Tours: See reviews and photos of fishing charters & tours in Red Sea and Sinai, Egypt on Tripadvisor. The Red Sea is approximately 35% saltier than most other seas, which gives it unique health benefits. them, the Egyptians begged the Israelites to go. 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