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THE EXODUS STORY






The Red Sea Crossing

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This is the account of the Passover

Exodus 12:1-51

Exo 12:1 And hwhy spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, to say, 2 This month shall be to you the head of months: he shall be the first to you for the months of the year.

3 Speak to all the Congregation of Israel, to say, In the tenth of this month, and they shall take for themselves, each, a lamb, for the house of their fathers, a lamb for the house: 4 And if the house is too little from being with the lamb, and he and his dweller to the midst of his house shall take on the number of the souls; each by the mouth of his eating, you shall count upon the lamb. 5 A lamb, a perfect male, as on of a year: shall be for you from the lamb, and from the kids, you shall take:

 6 And shall be for you to keep until the fourteenth day of this month: and all of the assembly of the Congregation of Israel shall kill between the mixings. 7 And they shall take from the blood, and put him upon the two side posts and upon the upper door post of the houses, which they shall eat him in them. 8 And they shall eat 
ta-the flesh in this night, roasted of fire, and unleavened bread; upon bitters, they shall eat. 9 You do not eat him raw, and sodden from boiling in water, for but roasted of fire; his head upon his legs, and upon his inwards. 10 And you shall not leave from him until morning; and that remaining from him until morning, you shall burn in the fire. 11 And as thus you shall eat him; with your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staffs (rods) in your hand; and you shall eat him in haste: He is the Passover to hwhy. 12 And I will go over in the land of Egypt in this night, and will strike every firstborn in the land of Egypt, from Adam and unto animals; and on all the elohim of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am hwhy. 13 And the blood shall be to you for a sign upon the houses where you are there: and I will see ta-the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be on you to destroy, in My striking in the land of Egypt. 14 And this day shall be to you for a memorial; and you shall make festive for him of a feast to hwhy for your generations; you shall make festive of him of a statute of ages.

15 Seven days shall you shall eat unleavened bread; Only in the first day you shall cease sourdough from your houses: for any eating leavened bread from the first day unto the seventh day, and the soul, she shall be cut off from Israel. 16 And in the first day shall be a holy convocation (calling), and in the seventh day shall be a holy convocation (calling) to you; any work shall not be done in them, only what shall be eaten by every soul, by his apartness, she shall be done to you. 17 And you will keep the Feast of 
ta-the Unleavened Bread; for in this same day I have brought ta-your armies from the land of Egypt: and you will keep ta-this day for your generations for a statute of ages.

18 In the first, in the fourteenth day of the month in the evening, you shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month in the evening. 19 Seven days no sourdough shall be found in your houses: for anyone eating from the leavened bread, and the soul, she shall be cut off from the Congregation of Israel, among the stranger, and among the native of the land. 20 You shall not eat any leavened bread; in all of your dwellings you shall eat unleavened bread.

21 And Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said to them, Draw out and take for yourself a flock for your families, and kill the Passover. 22 And you shall take a bundle of hyssop, and you shall dip in the blood that is in the bason, and you shall smite the upper door post and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and you shall not go out, each from the entrance of his house until morning. 23 And
hwhy will go over to plague ta-Egypt; and sees ta-the blood upon the upper door post, and upon the two side posts, and hwhy will pass over the entrance, and will not allow the destroyer to come to your houses to plague you. 24 And ye shall keep ta-this word for a statute to you and to your sons unto ages.

25 And shall be, when you come to the land which 
hwhy will give to you, as which was spoken, and you shall keep ta-this service. 26 And shall be, when your sons, they shall say to you, What is this service to you? 27 And you shall say, He is the Passover sacrifice to hwhy, who passed over the houses of the sons of Israel in Egypt, in His striking ta-Egypt, and delivered ta-our houses. And the people bowed and worshipped. 28 And the sons of Israel, they went, and they did as which hwhy commanded ta-Moses and Aaron, so they did.

29 And was, in the middle of the night, and
hwhy struck every firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat upon his throne unto the firstborn of the captive who was in the house of pit hole; and every firstborn of animals.

30 And Pharaoh arose at night, he, and all his servants, and all Egypt; and she was a great cry in Egypt; for was not a house where was not there a dead one. 31 And called for Moses and for Aaron at night, and said, Arise, and go out from the midst of my people, also you and the sons of Israel; and go, serve 
ta-hwhy, according to your word. 32 Take also your flocks, your herds, as which you spoke, and go; and you bless me also.

33 And Egypt, she was strong upon the people, to hasten to send them away from the land; for they said, All of us are dead ones. 34 And the people took up
ta-his dough before being leavened, their kneading troughs being bound in their clothes upon their shoulders. 35 And the Sons of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they inquired from Egypt vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and clothing: 36 And hwhy gave the people ta-favour in the eyes of ta-Egypt, and was requested to them, and they plundered Egypt.

37 And the sons of Israel, they pulled from Rameses to Succoth, as six hundred thousand of foot, the men,
by apart from the little ones. 38 And also a mixed multitude went up with them; and flocks, and herds, very many animals.

39 And they baked 
ta-the dough which they brought out from Egypt, of unleavened cakes, for it was not leavened; for they were driven out from Egypt, and and they were not able to delay her, and they did not prepare for themselves food.

40 And the dwelling of the sons of Israel, which they dwelt in Egypt, was thirty years and four hundred years. 41 And was from the end of thirty years and four hundred years, and was in this same day, went out all the hosts of 
hwhy from the land of Egypt. 42 He is a night of observing to hwhy for bringing them out from the land of Egypt: he is this night to hwhy an observance for all the sons of Israel for their generations.

43 And 
hwhy said to Moses and Aaron, This is the statute of the Passover: Every son of a foreigner shall not eat on him: 44 And every servant of a man purchased of silver, and you have circumcised him, then shall eat on him. 45 A dweller and a hired servant shall not eat on him. 46 Shall be eaten in one house; you shall not go out with the flesh outside from the house; and you shall not break a bone on him. 47 All the Congregation of Israel shall prepare him. 48 And when a stranger shall sojourn with you, and you do the Passover to hwhy, every male to him shall be circumcised, and then shall come near to prepare him; and shall be like the native of the land: and anyone uncircumcised shall not eat on him. 49 One Torah shall be to the native, and to the stranger that sojourns in your midst. 50 Thus all the sons of Israel did, as which hwhy commanded ta-Moses and ta-Aaron, so they did. 51 And was in this same day, that hwhy brought out ta-the Sons of Israel from the land of Egypt upon their armies.


We will look into some elements of the Exodus' Passover



THE LEAVENING

Looking at chapter twelve verse fifteen again:

Exodus 12:15

Exo 12:
15 Seven days shall you shall eat unleavened bread; Only in the first day you shall cease sourdough from your houses: for any eating leavened bread from the first day unto the seventh day, and the soul, she shall be cut off from Israel.


I want to look at two words in this verse, "leaven" and "leavened bread". The first word, leaven, come from the Hebrew word Se'or- Shin, Aleph and Resh. If you look at this word you can see our modern English word. And it is "sour" as in "sourdough". This sourdough is considered to be their starter dough. It is a continous living organism that the Israelites used and replenished to create leavened bread. We can figure that it can apply to sin, and sin can be used and can be replenished if we choose to let it. In order to get rid of this living organism of sin, we need to put it to death.

This word is also was what Yeshua was referring to when He stated "Take heed and beware the leaven of the Pharisees and Saducees" (Matthew 16:6), because they were the sourdough, the living organism starters, of false teachings and false doctrines.


The next word, leavened bread, is from the Hebrew word "Khamets". The leavened bread is the finished product and the end result of the application and process of the sourdough. Also the completion of the product results in cooking the bread, which would stop of leavening process. This also needs to be rid from our houses. This could be considered the fruition of sin in our lives by acting out the sin: malice, anger, slander, fornication, etc.



THE PASSOVER ANIMAL

In verse five, the Passover animal could be a lamb or a goat, a son of a year, and it was brought into the home on the 10th day of Aviv, and it was to be perfect. And on the 14th day of Aviv it was to be cooked by roasting it on the fire. It was not to be raw, meaning tough or dried like a jerky, nor soddened. Is it possible that when the Israelites ate any part of the Passover lamb that they were healed? I have yet to find in the scriptures stating that they did, but I would not be surprised that they were physically healed as a result. If you think about it, can you see an old man, limping or in physical weakness from wear and tear from being a slave and being of old age, traveling miles and miles of desert traveling to the Red Sea and crossing over it? In my opinion, it would make sense that all the Israelites were restored from all of their ailments by eating the Passover lamb. So think of it: An Israelite, being blind, eating a lamb's eye, and then can see. Isn't this one of the healings that Yeshua did in His mission? One can see this in Matthew 11:4-5:

Matthew 11:4-5

Mat  11:4 Yeshua answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: 5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.


Yeshua healed many people of various illnesses including death during His ministry on earth.  He was the Passover Lamb of Exodus.

To me, the possible events of supernatural healings during the Exodus' Passover were types and shadows of Yeshua's ministry.




THE PASSOVER ANIMAL KILLED IN THE EVENING

I have accepted this notion that the Passover animal was killed in the evening for a long time until I looked in the Hebrew scriptures. In the Hebrew it says "...bein ha-arbaim..." which is interpreted "between the evenings". When I saw that phrase I was asking myself "What time did 'between the evenings' occur?" After studying for a while, at first, I concluded that it was during the daytime, from 6 AM to 6 PM. Later, in time, I heard others state that between the evenings occurred between 12 PM and 6 PM. I questioned the idea.

But later, I started to search and at first concluded that "between the evenings" occurred at sunset on the 14th, the beginning of the first evening, and the 15th, the beginning of the second evening, which means a 24 hour period. I studied the context in the scriptures more on the Passover event with this theoretic time frame, and realized if that was the case, Israelites would not have been able to kill the Passover animal before the Angel of Death came in the middle of the night. The word, "middle" is from the Strong's concordance number 2677 from the Hebrew word "Khatsi"- Khet, Tsade and Yod. And looking further it is from the Strong's number 2673 of the Hebrew word Khatsah- Khet, Tsade and Heh which is interpreted as split in two, and it is also where we get the modern English word from the Hebrew "cut" as in "cut in half". So it is saying that the Angel of Death came in the middle of the night, and they would not have been able to put the blood on the lintel and the door posts after that point in time. Also the Israelites were commanded to burn what was left of the Passover animal in the morning. Based on this twenty four hour time line, that would have been too late for the Israelites to start killing the animal. Also, how can they start to kill the animal in the daytime if they are to go out and take the spoils from Egypt? That does not make sense either. So that throws this theory out the window.

So here is my latest realization: the word "evenings" is not the right interpretation. I looked it up in the concordance, and it comes from the Strong's concordance number 6153 from the word "erev" meaning "dusk". But in looking further, it is based from Strong's number 6148 from the word "arav" which, and it is interpreted as "mingle" and "intermix" and "braid". This is where we get our modern English word "arrive" as in "arriving at a destination". This means, to me, that it refers to the mixing, or mingling, of light and darkness. If we apply this interpretation to the phrase, it becomes "between the mixings" or "between the minglings". This only occurs after sunset and before sunrise. This means that "between the mixings" is in the night. Given it would have been impossible to have the lamb slain in 3 AM in the morning, otherwise those who would have waited to do it then would have caused a loss in their household. It was understood they had to kill it first thing after sunset when the new day started in the fourteenth day of Aviv. Because it says in the text that whatever is left of the lamb is to be burned "in the morning", when the night time ended.

So now we understand the structure of this theory, we need to ask ourselves, does this work? Let's look at the event: They were told to kill the Passover animal between the mixings. That means each member or members of the household had to kill the Passover after the sun set. So that gave them the time to put the blood on the lintel and the door posts, and have time to eat the Passover before the Angel of Death arrived half way, or the "cut half" of the night. It would give them the means to burn what's left of the animal in the morning and go out to take spoil from the Egyptians during the day of the fourteenth of Aviv.


This theory makes the most sense.



THE BLOOD

The blood played the most crucial role in the Passover event. They took hyssop and painted the blood on the lintel and the two doorposts (Exodus 12:22). The hyssop, as you know was mentioned by David in Psalm 51 as a means of cleansing. I'm not clear if there is an cleansing application from the hyssop as a brush to paint the lintel and the two door posts with the blood, but it is worth meditating. The blood, from a clean animal, became the first born of Israel's protection from the Angel of Death. The death of all the first born of Egypt was their ultimate punishment, because Pharaoh would not let go of 
hwhy's firstborn, Israel (Exodus 4:22).

In my opinion, this is a type of shadow of us being painted, or covered, by the blood of the Lamb of Elohim, who is Yeshua, the Eternal Passover Lamb who has been protecting us from the spirit of the eternal death of Satan. For this is what Paul said in Corinthians:


1st Corinthians 5:7
1 Cor 5:7 ...For even Messiah our Passover is sacrificed for us:


We need to thank Yeshua for being our Eternal Passover Lamb and shedding His blood for us.



THE MOON

In the passover movies (i.e. The Ten Commandments), they always put the moon in a slivered state. The fact is, the moon was a full moon, because it occurred on the 14th day of the month. How long does the moon take to become full from the day of its first appearance? Fourteen days!



JOSEPH'S COFFIN
What about Joseph and  his coffin?

Genesis 50:24-26

Gen 50:24 And Joseph said to his brothers, I am dying: and Elohim, visiting, will visit you, and ascend you from this land to the land which was sworn to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. 25 And Joseph swore ta-the sons of Israel, to say, Elohim, visiting, will visit you, and you shall ascend ta-my bones from here. 26 And Joseph died, a son of a hundred and ten years: and they embalmed him, and was put in a coffin in Egypt.

Exodus 13:19

Exo 13:
19 And Moses took ta-the bones of Joseph with him: for swearing, swore ta-the sons of Israel, to say, Elohim, visiting, will visit you; and you shall take up ta-my bones from here with you.

Think of it. Joseph was the only dead man not walking through Israel's travels in Egypt in their forty years' journey in the wilderness. To me, it would have made sense that he and his coffin would have been put on a cart during their sojournings. I wish the movie directors made more emphasis with Joseph's coffin in their films. Also, he should have been put in the Guinness Book of World Records for a dead man traveling the longest distance without flying a plane or sailing on a boat.



THE KNEADING TROUGHS

We see here, in the beginning of the Exodus travels in Chapter 12 verse 34, that they were carrying their kneading troughs. If I am correct, the kneading troughs were made of wood. I don't think they would carry a stone kneading trough. That would be too heavy for them to carry long distances. And it also says that they were bound in their clothing and they laid them upon their shoulders. I have yet to hear someone talk about this, but does this scenario sound familiar to you? Matthew, Mark and Luke says almost the exact same phrase, but I will use Matthew 16:24:

Matthew 16:24

Mat 16:24 Then said Yeshua unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Based on this verse, the account from Exodus 12:34 was the first act of the Israelites to deny themselves, take up their wooden crosses (in the Exodus' case, their wooden kneading troughs) and following hwhy by a pillar of a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. These were types and shadows in our case today of us taking up our wooden cross and following Yeshua.



THE PASSOVER IN THE PROMISED LAND

This is what the Torah says how the Israelites are to observe the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread when they enter into the promised land:

Exodus 13:1-10, 14-16

Exo 13:1 And 
hwhy spoke to Moses, to say, 2 Set apart to Me every firstborn, opening every womb among the sons of Israel, among the Adam and among the animals: he shall be for Me. 3 And Moses said to the people, Remember ta-this day, which you came out from Egypt, from the house of slavery; for on the strong hand, hwhy brought you out from this: there shall not eat leavened bread. 4 Today, you came out in the month of the Aviv. 5 And shall be, when hwhy shall bring you to the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which was sworn to your fathers to give to you, a land flowing with milk and honey, and you shall serve ta-this service in this month. 6 Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh shall be a feast to hwhy. 7 Unleavened bread shall be eaten ta the seven days; and leavened bread shall not be seen to you, and sourdough shall not be seen to you in all your borders. 8 And you shall tell to your son in that day, to say, In account, hwhy did this for me in my coming out from Egypt. 9 And shall be to you for a sign upon your hand, and for a memorial between your eyes, by that the Torah of hwhy, she will be in your mouth: for on a strong hand hwhy brought you out from Egypt. 10 And you shall keep ta-this statute of her appointed times from days to days.... 14 And shall be when your son asks you of a later time, to say, What is this? And you shall say to him, On the strong hand of hwhy brought us out from Egypt, from the house of slavery: 15 And was, when Pharaoh was hardened to send us away, and hwhy killed every firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Adam, and unto the firstborn of animals: upon thus, I sacrifice to hwhy all bursting out the womb, the males; and every firstborn of my sons, I redeem.

16 And shall be for a sign upon your hand, and for frontlets between your eyes: for on a strong hand,
hwhy brought us out from Egypt.



THE DEPARTURE DATE IN RAMESES

Here's the scripture verses that show the day of their departure from Rameses:

Numbers 33:3-4

Num 33:
3 And they pulled up from Rameses in the first month, in the fifteenth day of the first month; from after the Passover they went out, the sons of Israel, among a high hand to the eyes of all the Egypt. 4 And Egypt was with burials, ta whom hwhy had struck among them: every firstborn and among their elohim, hwhy executed judgments.

They left Ramses on the 15th day of Aviv, and it is most possible they left at the night of the 15th, because they had the pillar of fire by night to leave them.



Were the Israelites departure from Rameses a type and shadow of the Feast of First Fruits? We know that Israel is 
hwhy's first born (Exodus 4:22)- His "First Fruits". Wouldn't it make sense that their departure occurred on that high holy day? If this is so, it would be a shadow and type of Yeshua, the first born of hwhy, that resurrected on First Fruits at night and become the first born, or "first fruits", among many brethren.



EXODUS JOURNEY TO THE SEA AND THE CROSSING


This is the account of the Exodus travel to the sea and the sea crossing

Exodus 13:17-19; 14:1-31

Exo 13:17 And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let ta-the people go, that Elohim led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for Elohim said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt: 18 But Elohim led ta-the people about, through the way of the wilderness of the Reeds sea: and the sons of Israel went up harnessed out of the land of Egypt. 19 And Moses took ta-the bones of Joseph with him: for he had straitly sworn ta-the sons of Israel, saying, Elohim will surely visit you; and ye shall carry up ta-my bones away hence with you.....14:1 And hwhy spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Speak unto the sons of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pi Hahkiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Baal Zephon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea. 3 For Pharaoh will say of the sons of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in. 4 And I will harden ta-Pharaoh's heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honoured upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I am hwhy. And they did so. 5 And it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled: and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned against the people, and they said, Why have we done this, that we have let ta-Israel go from serving us? 6 And he made ready ta-his chariot, and took ta-his people with him: 7 And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over every one of them. 8 And hwhy hardened ta-the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the sons of Israel: and the sons of Israel went out with an high hand. 9 But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pi Hahkiroth, before Baal Zephon. 10 And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the sons of Israel lifted up ta-their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the sons of Israel cried out unto hwhy. 11 And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt? 12 Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve ta-the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve ta-the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness. 13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see ta-the salvation of hwhy, which he will shew to you to day: for ta-the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. 14 hwhy shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. 15 And hwhy said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the sons of Israel, that they go forward: 16 But lift thou up thy staff, and stretch out ta-thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the sons of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea. 17 And I, behold, I will harden ta-the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them: and I will get me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen. 18 And the Egyptians shall know that I am hwhy, when I have gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen. 19 And the angel of The Elohim, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them: 20 And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by ta-the night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night. 21 And Moses stretched out ta-his hand over the sea; and hwhy caused ta-the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made ta-the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. 22 And the sons 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. 23 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. 24 And it came to pass, that in the morning watch hwhy looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled ta the host of the Egyptians, 25 And took off ta their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for hwhy fighteth for them against the Egyptians. 26 And hwhy said unto Moses, Stretch out ta-thine hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen. 27 And Moses stretched forth ta-his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and ta-the Egyptians fled against it; and hwhy overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. 28 And the waters returned, and covered ta-the chariots, and ta-the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them. 29 But the sons 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. 30 Thus hwhy saved ta-Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw ta-the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore. 31 And Israel saw ta-that great hand which hwhy did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared hwhy, and believed hwhy, and his servant Moses.



THE EXODUS ROUTE: THE CROSSING OF THE RED SEA 
The account of the Red Sea crossing requires that the other side of the Red Sea is to be outside of the ancient Egyptian empire and into the ancient land of Midian, which was the area where Moses stayed with his father-in-law, Jethro, for forty years. This is the account

Exodus 2:15 ...And Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and dwelt by the well.

which we read afterward is the well of Jethro
, which was in the land where Moses dwelled for forty years before returning to Egypt.


There are three different theories to where the Red Sea is located:

FIRST THEORY: THE ISRAELITES CROSSED THE RED SEA AT THE GULF OF SUEZ

There are some that say that the Red Sea crossing was at the Gulf of Suez. Here a couple of maps showing the Gulf of Suez area

1 Gulf Of Suez

2 Gulf Of Suez


This map shows the version's theory of the crossing.

3 Gulf Of Suez


As you see in the map, the crossing's depth would have been apporximately 50 meters, which would be approximately 164 feet. This depth was more than enough to cover Pharaoh and his army and kill them. But There is a problem. Look at this chart again and think to yourself, if you were Pharoah and you saw the sea parting and the Israelites were crossing over it with a pillar of cloud in front of you, would you wait there until the pillar of the cloud disappeared or would you go around the shoreline and meet them on the other side? You would take the latter and not take chances of losing some, or all, of your men and charge into unfamiliar territory.

Here's another issue: If you look at this map below




2 Egypt

3 Egypt


Notice the red box marks the location of the theoretical Gulf of Suez crossing.

Also, if you notice the territory of Egypt that the green color on the chart covers the other side of the Gulf of Suez as well. So if the Israelites wanted to be completely free from Egypt they would have to be outside of Egypt's borders. It would have been pointless going from one side of the gulf to the other side inside the same territory unless they travel a further distance until they reach the Egyptian border where the Egyptian army could still pursue them on their turf.


Also on the big map, you see Pi-Hahiroth is in the gulf. It should be a "land" location not a water location. Everytime you see a location mentioned that is water based, it would refer to it as a sea, water, brook or torrent. Also you should see that "Pi" means "mouth" and "HaHiroth" means "the gorges", and it applies to a crack where water went through. Since Pi-Hahiroth on the map is not one of these, we could disqualify this theory.

Overall, we can conclude that this is not the correct location of the Red Sea crossing.



SECOND THEORY: THE ISRAELITES CROSSED THE RED AT THE STRAITS OF TIRAN
These are maps of the Straits of Tiran. It is located in the southeastern point of the Sinai Peninsula and in the Gulf of Aquaba's southestern point in Saudi Arabia.

1 Straits Of Tiran


2 Straits Of Tiran


Here is theoretical Red Sea crossing map based at the Straits of Tiran.

3 Straits Of Tiran


There is an issue with this crossing area. If you look at the map above where it points to the Israel's camp, it is not located where they could potentially be isolated. Here is a map showing a wider view of the peninsula


4 Straits Of Tiran


Looking at the map below there are many possible land routes that the Isralites could run away without crossing the gulf, especially that large long distance of beach behind them, assuming that Pharaoh and his army were coming from the southern tip

9 Straits Of Tiran

Even if this location was the point where Pharaoh and his army were before the Israelites crossing,  there was only "the pillar" of the cloud, not two, not five and not ten. The scriptures do not emphasize that they were trapped, but they were supposed to be surrounded with no major place to escape. These arrows show that this area gave the Israelites many escape routes while the pillar of the cloud stood between the two camps. This theory of this location is now in question.



Continuing, here is a possible route map of the sea crossing


6 Straits Of Tiran

There are issues with this crossing: There are islands near the crossing. These could be potential land havens for the Egyptian army in case they were covered by the water that some may survive. It defeats hwhy's purpose for the army to be completely destroyed without any means of a safe haven. Also, in my opinion, there is not supposed to be any land mass in the crossing so that the Israelites depend completely on hwhy and trust in Him to get them safely across the land bridge. The sea bed, though, is leveled enough for them to cross over without any major depth alterations and deep enough for the Egyptian army to die. Another issue is Pi-Hahiroth is called "Mouth of the gorges", and it is located on land, not on water. As I mentioned before, if it was a water based location, it would mentioned it as a sea, water, torrent or brook. If you also see, Baal Zephon is located on an island between the two main lands. Baal Zephon is to be where the Israelites were facing at the gulf, and it was supposed to be their located destination to cross over, not a place to pass along the way.

Conclusion: There is not enough evidence that this is the location of the red sea crossing.
 


THIRD THEORY: THE ISRAELITES CROSSED AT THE RED SEA AT NEWEIBA BEACH

There are others that say the Red Sea crossing was at Nuweiba Beach. These are maps and pictures of the location.

This is a map showing the location of the traditional Mount Sinai lcoated at the Sinai Peninsula in modern Egypt, circled in red

Midian


T
his is a map during the time of Moses, before 1400 BC, showing the ancient territorial area of Egypt, which includes the Sinai Peninsula

Egypt Map

Sinai Peninsula


This reveals to us that the traditional Sinai Peninsula was part of the ancient Egyptian empire.

This map shows the land of ancient Midian, not located in the traditional Sinai Peninsula, but in modern eastern Saudi Arabia, circled in red

Midian

This reveals to us that the Sinai Peninsula
was not located in the land of Midian, and that Mount Sinai was not located in the Sinai Peninsula, which was part of the ancient Egyptian empire.

Midian


I want to personally thank Dennis Shelles, Ron Wyatt's son-in-law, from Ark Discovery International and Aaron Sen from Covenant Keepers for most of the pictures displayed and for some of the texts for this section of the commentary. These images reveal the correct location of the Red Sea, which is between the traditional Sinai Peninsula in modern Egypt and the ancient land of Midian in modern Saudi Arabia


Exodus Route And Red Sea Crossing

1 Nuweiba Beach

2 Nuweiba Beach Crossing


These images reveal Migdol and Pi-Hakhiroth with Baal Tsephon in the background


1 Pi-Hakhiroth With Baal Tsephon In Background

Pi Hakhiroth


Below
is a picture of the edge of Midgol which shows the close up of Pi HaKhiroth, a.k.a. the entrance to Nuweiba Beach, with the Gulf of Aqaba and Baal Tsephon in the background.  Based on the image of the vehicle ahead, it is approximately 150 to 200 feet wide between the base of the two mountain points
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The Mouth of the Gorges, which is the entrance to Nuweiba Beach (a.k.a. Pi HaKhiroth)


Pi HaKhiroth

Pi HaKhiroth

Nuweiba Beach 7


This is an idea what the pillar of the cloud coming between the two camps would look like


Pillar of the cloud



This is a rough image of how Pharaoh and his army could have seen the cloud at night

Gulf Of Aqaba


This is a rough image of what the Israelites would have seen when the Pillar of the Cloud was lit for them at night

Pillar Of A Cloud


This map of Nuweiba Beach below which shows that there was enough room for between 1.8 million
to 2.5 million Israelites to have occupied this area with their cattle, sheep, goats, etc. The measuring mark of 2000 feet is shown in the upper left corner.

4 Nuweiba Beach


This is a map showing the name Nuwayba' al Muzayyinah means "Waters of Moses Opening"

Name's Meaning



Baal Tsephon (Notice it's approximately ten miles long)

Baal Tsephon 2


There are some skeptics that say, regarding this location, that the depth dipped too much for them to cross over. These charts below disprove that notion.

10 Nuweiba Crossing


As it shows above, it is a slight gradual and not a deep trench.

These are a couple of depth chart maps. Notice that the second map shows the shallowest in the crossing area only at ninety five feet deep

1 Depth Chart

Red Sea

As one can see, the above charts show a slight gradual decline.


Dennis Schelles, son-in-law of the late Ron Wyatt (1933-1999), from 
Ark Discovery International, mentioned to me in an email about the depth of the crossing:


"A diver has no problem cruizing across the gulf there at depths averaging 100 feet. It is only about 200 feet at the deepest."


Underwater Path


This is another depth chart from "The general circulation of the Gulf of Aqaba (Gulf of Eilat)
revisited: The interplay between the exchange flow through the Straits of Tiran and surface fluxes" by E. Biton and H. Gildor
Received 2 December 2010; revised 5 May 2011; accepted 18 May 2011; published 23 August 2011. From JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. 116, C08020, doi:10.1029/2010JC006860, 2011



Gulf Of Aquaba Depth Chart 1


The body of water crossing the Nuweiba Beach, shown in the red box area, is mainly in red and yellow. If you look at the depth chart on the right, it is no deeper than between 750 and 800 meters. Nowhere else in the gulf do you see that shallow level going across the majority of a potential water crossing that doesn't have islands.


Whether it is 100-200 feet or a gradual decline to 765 meters at its deepest, these charts show that it was probable for the Israelites to cross this area in the gulf.


THIS WAS REVEALED TO ME!!!

Looking at the name of the water location "Gulf of Aqaba". If one notices the name "Aquaba" there is a Hebrew word similar to that name, it is the Hebrew word "Eykev"- Ayin, Quph, Bet (bqe). It is translated "heel". I give Bill Cloud of Shoreshim Ministries credibility for this part of the information: There is an account with the heel in the book of Genesis

Genesis 25:21 And Isaac intreated hwhy for his wife, because she was barren: and hwhy was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife she conceived. 22 And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of ta-hwhy. 23 And hwhy said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger. 24 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb. 25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau. 26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.

The younger son bore Esau's heel on his hand, hence his became Jacob, in Hebrew it is "Ya'akov"- Yod, Ayin, Kuph, Bet
(bqey), and according to Bill Cloud, the Yod in Paleo-Hebrew is a picture of a "hand", hence Jacob's name means "Hand on the Heel".

Back to what was revealed to me: Is the name "Aqaba" a play of, or named in an altered way, after the Israelites patriarch Jacob, and if so, does this give more concrete evidence that this gulf was named after the patriarch which the Israelites crossed over? I would give it a superstrong YES!!! They were actually calling this part of the sea "the Gulf of Yaakov" which is "the Gulf of Jacob".

!!!hwhyl dbk


Gulf Of Aqaba

Gulf Of Aqaba


The next pictures show two pillars that were found, one on Nuweiba Beach and on the other side of the gulf. Here's what was written from Covenant Keepers:

"Ron found a column lying face down on the shore. On the Saudi side he found another exactly the same with an inscription in Archaic Hebrew that read, "MIZRAIM (Egypt), SOLOMON, EDOM, DEATH, PHARAOH, MOSES, YAHWEH." He believed that they were erected by Solomon to commemorate the crossing of the Red Sea here. The inscriptions on the column found lying on the shore were eroded away and the Egyptian authorities have since set it in concrete."

Pillar 2

Pillar 4

Pillar 3

Pillar Nuweiba Beach

East Pillar 1



THE EVIDENCE

THE CHARIOTS AND THE CHARIOT WHEELS

The late Ron Wyatt and his team dove in the waters through the years, crossing the gulf beside the Nuweiba Beach area, to see if they could find any evidence that they traveled there. They found items that would prove their theory:

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On diving down to the sea bed, in 1978, Ron Wyatt and his two sons found and photographed numerous coral encrusted chariot parts. Several dives since then have revealed more and more evidence. One of his finds included an eight spoke chariot wheel, which Ron took to the director of Egyptian Antiquities, Dr. Nassif Mohammed Hassan. Chariot boxes, human skeletal remains, four, six and eight spoke chariot wheels all lie as a silent testimony to the miracle of the parting of the Red Sea. Dozens of other independent groups and individuals have dived there to confirm the findings, including Dr. Lennart Moller who subsequently authored "The Exodus Case", Discovery Media Productions who produced "The Exodus Revealed", and Mahoney Media who are releasing "The Exodus Conspiracy", among others.

Ron Wyatt and his sons found this gold plated gold wheel below. They tried to retrieve it but as they gently lifted it, it begand to crumble. Apparantly the wood inside had rotted away and only the thin gold veneer was left."



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The pictures below are chariot wheels encrusted in coral

"Below are four pictures of a chariot hub discovered in 1998 at about 10m depth. It is a four spoked hub, with one spoke missing."

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"When compared to a six spoked hub from Tutankhamun's tomb in the Cairo Museum, you can see that if the wood had rotted away, it would leave the gold hub which is exactly the shape we see in the coral encrusted hub"

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Hub Example


"These three pictures below were taken for Discovery Media Productions. Aaron Sen discovered this wheel at 28m in 2000. It rested at a 45 degree angle so the back was visible, but so much coral had grown on it, it was too heavy to even move. The wheel was metal which would add to the weight. Metal detector showed metal readings where the hub and spokes would be, but no where else on the coral. This could not have been an ordinary coral as an ordinary coral would not produce strong metal readings in the centre (the hub) and at six, equidistant protrusions from the hub (the spokes)."


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"The next few pictures were taken by Viveka Ponten who lived in Saudi Arabia until the 1990s. She dived on the Saudi side directly oppositte Nuweiba and photographed these wheels below."

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This a piece of a chariot axle made of iron covered in coral


Axle Piece

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Chariot Wheel



THE BONES AND THE HORSES HOOVES

"Below you can see a rib cage, and a horse's hoof that was recovered from the sea bed. The hoof now resides in the Wyatt Museum in Tennessee. The last picture shows a coralised femur that was retrieved from the sea bed. It shows a real femur for comparison on the left of the picture. The coralised femur was taken to the Department of Osteology in Stockholm University by Professor Lennart Moller, and proved to be a right side femur of a man approximately 162cm in height. While the bone could not be dated precisely it proved to be from antiquity. Aaron Sen and Dr. Nerida Titchiner discovered the femur and said it was discovered within a very large pile of similarly shaped corals."


These are findings of bones in the sea bed



Ribcage

Femur

Horse Hoof

Horse Hoof 1

Here is what Dennis Schelles wrote to me about the diving search:



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We have hours of film underwater at the Aquaba beach, and it is a smooth sandy bottom littered with coral growing on what was left of the Egyptian army."


In conclusion, we have very good evidence that Nuweiba Beach is the very area that the Israelites stopped and crossed over the seabed where Pharaoh and his army perished.




QUESTIONS


Now that this is resolved, here are some questions:

HOW MANY DAYS DID IT TAKE THEM TO GET TO NUWEIBA BEACH?

There are some that say the Israelites arrived at the sea in three days. There are others who say they did not have enough time to get to the Gulf of Aqaba, because there were so many people that traveled (estimated between 1.8 and 3 million souls) and it would take a longer time for all of them to reach their destination. Based on these premises, some concluded that the crossing was at the Gulf of Suez.

The scriptures do not mention the amount of time it took the Israelites to reach the sea. I have two theories to this answer, which I will reveal shortly.


By the way, I agree with the estimated numbers, because there were over six hundred thousand men of war

Exodus 12:37

Exo 12:
37 And the Sons of Israel, they pulled from Rameses to Succoth, as six hundred thousand of foot, the men, by apart from the little ones. 38 And also a mixed multitude went up with them; and flocks, and herds, very many animals.

This number did not include their wives, their children and the elderly. If each man of war had a wife and one child, you can guarantee a minimum of over 1.8 million.
 



HOW DID PHARAOH AND HIS ARMY FIND THE ISRAELITES?

The scriptures did not mention that Pharaoh was informed that the Isrsaelites were spotted at the Red Sea. Instead, he was told that the Israelites fled. Based on this, they did not have knowledge to find them. So how did they find the Israelites? Answer: knowing that there were over 1.8 million people, plus cattle, sheep, goats, camels, carts, etc., they would leave a very nice trail for the Egyptian army to follow.  The only thing they had to do was to follow the Israelites' tracks (no tracking dogs necessary).



WHEN DID THE ISRAELITES AND THE EGYPTIANS CROSS THE GULF OF AQABA?

I will reveal two theories on what Biblical day this occurred.

FIRST THEORY

THEY CROSSED ON THE NIGHT AFTER THE SEVENTH DAY OF THE FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD

I want to emphasize parts of the time line.


First, the Egyptians arrived during the day, if not, late in the seventh day, of Unleavened Bread (which is also a Sabbath day as well as a High Sabbath day), because it said the pillar of the cloud, that occurs by day, came between the Egyptians and the Israelites. It became darkness for the Egyptians, but it gave light at night to the Israelites

Exodus 14:19-20

Exo 14:
19 And the Messenger of The Elohim, the One going to the face of the camp of Israel, pulled up and went from behind them; and the pillar of the cloud pulled up from their face, and stood behind them: 20 And came between the camp of Egypt and between the camp of Israel; and was the cloud and the darkness, and was lighting ta-the night: and did not come near, this one to this one all the night.

If the Egyptians arrived at night, 
hwhy would have appeared in the pillar of fire, as mentioned in the book of Exodus

Exodus 13:21-22

Exo 13:21 And 
hwhy went to their faces by day, in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give light to them; to go by day and by night: 22 Did not withdrew the pillar of the cloud by day, and the pillar of fire by night, to the face of the people.

But this was a unique exception that the cloud gave light for the night. That was one huge glow to light up Nuweiba Beach.
So during the night [of the seventh day of Unleavened Bread] with the beach lit up, Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and 
hwhy blew an east wind all the night and dried up the land

Exodus 14:21-23
Exo 14:21 And Moses stretched out ta-his hand over the sea; and hwhy made depart ta-the sea on a strong east wind all the night, and made ta-the sea to dry, and the waters, they were divided. 22 And the Sons of Israel, they went to the midst of the sea on the dry ground: and the waters were a wall to them from their right, and from their left. 23 And Egypt, they pursued, and they went after them to the midst of the sea, all the horses of Pharaoh, his chariots, and his horsemen.

This is an interesting note. The movies portrayed them to cross over the sea by day, but it says, based on chapter 14 verses 22-24, that they crossed over while it was still night. In verses 24 and 25 it says

Exodus 14:24-25
Exo 14:24 And was, in the morning watch, hwhy gazed to the camp of Egypt in the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled ta the host of the Egyptians, 25 And removed ta the wheels from their chariots, and they drove in difficulty (heaviness): and Egypt said, I will flee from the face of Israel; for hwhy is fighting for them on Egypt.

What does this tell us? It tells us that it was night time "IN THE MORNING WATCH", which meant it was the fourth watch between the ninth and twelfth hours of the night (between three and six o'clock), and dawn was breaking around the twelfth hour.

It also mentions during the morning watch that 
hwhy took off their chariot wheels. This is another key factor to the time line

Exodus 14:27
Exo 14:27 And Moses stretched forth ta-his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his continuance (strength) toward the facing of morning; and ta-Egypt fled to meet him; and hwhy overthrew Egypt in the midst of the sea.

hwhy had Moses stretch out his hand over the sea "TOWARD THE FACING OF THE MORNING", which means that the sun was just about to rise. That means Pharaoh and his army were drowned in the gulf before the sun started to appear.
 
This is a map of the crossing route of Nuweiba Beach

27 Nuweiba Crossing

As you see, it is about 10 miles between Nuweiba Beach and the beach in Saudi Arabia. Now if you think about that fact at least 2 million Israelites crossed over the ten mile gulf during the three hour period, followed by the time the Egyptian army was in the middle of crossing over during the latter part of the three hour period, one would say that it took about 2 1/2 hours for the Israelites to complete the ten mile crossing of the gulf while the Egyptians were allowed to start crossing after 2 1/2 hours which would give them time to get at least to the center of the gulf.

Based on this information, we can begin to estimate the distance that the Israelites traveled from Goshen to Nuweiba Beach. Based on optional routes, it would be about between 200 and 250 miles.


If we do a little math, we can estimate how many hours it would take for them to get there:


2.5 hours=10 miles
25 hours=100 miles

50 hours=200 miles
62.5 hours=250 miles


Knowing that they left Rameses on the the 15th of Aviv
(Numbers 33:3, mentioned earlier), If they traveled at minimum of a twelve hour period, knowing that the pillar of fire would give them light to travel by night, which was used partly for their travels, there is a good chance they would have made it to Nuweiba Beach, about 200 to 250 miles away, within five days. That would take them to the later part of the 20th day of Aviv, the fifth day of unleavened bread, before the sixth day of unleavened bread. If it is true that they arrived at the beach in five days before the sixth day of their journey, the sixth day would be on a Shabbat, and they would have physically rested a day at Nuweiba Beach. And if so, did the Israelites crossing over the sea to the other side a type on the seventh day of Unleavened Bread a type and shadow of the Feast of First Fruits? We know that Israel is hwhy's first born- His "First Fruits". Wouldn't it make sense that the crossing occurred on that high holy day? If this is so, it would be a shadow and type of Yeshua, the first born of hwhy, that resurrected on First Fruits and become the first born, or "first fruits", among many brethren. When the Israelites crossed over the sea, they were in a state of death, and when they arrived on the other side, they were resurrected from the potential death in the sea. This would be a type and shadow of Yeshua rising from the depths of death on the first day of the Omer on Firstfruits.

This theory has sense, but does it give enough backbone to support this theory?


Looking at the second theory

SECOND THEORY

THEY CROSSED ON THE NIGHT ON THE FOURTH DAY OF THE FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD

There is an account that could be the precursor of this three day account, and it is in the book of Exoudus. This is what Moses said to Pharaoh

Exodus 3:18 And they will listen to your voice: and you shall come, you and the elders of Israel, to the king of Egypt, and you shall say to him, hwhy Elohim of the Hebrews has met with us: and now, we will go now, a journey of three days in the wilderness, and we will sacrifice to hwhy our Elohim.

Exodus 5:
3 And they said, the Elohim of the Hebrews has met upon us: we will go now, a journey of three days in the wilderness, and we will sacrifice to hwhy our Elohim; shall impinge us on the plague, or on the sword.

The day that the Israelites left Egypt is mentioned in the book of Numbers

Numbers 33:1 These are the journeys of the sons of Israel, whom they went out from the land of Egypt by their armies among the hand of Moses and Aaron. 2 And Moses wrote ta-their outgoings to their journeys upon the mouth of hwhy: and these are their journeys by their outgoings.3 And they pulled up from Rameses in the first month, in the fifteenth day of the first month; from after the Passover, they went out, the Sons of Israel, among a high hand to the eyes of all the Egypt.

If this theory is correct, that means the Israelites would have arrived at the Sea of Reeds, three days later. By late in the third day, and calculating out the chronology that would fit this premise by adding two and two, Pharaoh and his army would have left in the morning on the thirdy day, and arriving at the Sea of Reeds by the end of the third day, then on the beginning of the fourth day, 
hwhy divided the sea to make a dry freeway for the Israelites to cross over. Before sunrise, Pharoah and his army were in the midde of the dried up sea, when hwhy covered them up. If this theory is correct, this would fit to the statement that Yeshua made in the Gospel of John

John 2:13 And the Jews' Passover was at hand, and Yeshua went up to Jerusalem, 14 And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: 15 And when He had made a scourge of small cords, He drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables; 16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not My Father's House an house of merchandise. 17 And His disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up. 18 Then answered the Jews and said unto Him, What sign shewest Thou unto us, seeing that Thou doest these things? 19 Yeshua answered and said unto them, Destroy this Temple, and in three days I will raise Him up. 20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? 21 But He spake of the temple of His body.

As I noted earlier, Yeshua was buried in the tomb for three days, during the first three days of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and was resurrected on the beginning on the first Biblical day of the week on First Fruits. Yeshua's account of His burial and resurrection, would fitly compare to the account of the Israelites three days journey.


T
he pillar of the cloud, that occured by day, came between the Egyptians and the Israelites. It became darkness for the Egyptians, but it gave light at night to the Israelites

Exodus 14:19-20

Exo 14:
19 And the Messenger of The Elohim, the One going to the face of the camp of Israel, pulled up and went from behind them; and the pillar of the cloud pulled up from their face, and stood behind them: 20 And came between the camp of Egypt and between the camp of Israel; and was the cloud and the darkness, and was lighting ta-the night: and did not come near, this one to this one all the night.

If the Egyptians arrived at night, 
hwhy would have appeared in the pillar of fire, as mentioned in the book of Exodus

Exodus 13:21-22

Exo 13:21 And 
hwhy went to their faces by day, in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give light to them; to go by day and by night: 22 Did not withdrew the pillar of the cloud by day, and the pillar of fire by night, to the face of the people.

But this was a unique exception that the cloud gave light for the night. That was one huge glow to light up Nuweiba Beach.
So during the night [of the seventh day of Unleavened Bread] with the beach lit up, Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and 
hwhy blew an east wind all the night and dried up the land

Exodus 14:21-23
Exo 14:21 And Moses stretched out ta-his hand over the sea; and hwhy made depart ta-the sea on a strong east wind all the night, and made ta-the sea to dry, and the waters, they were divided. 22 And the Sons of Israel, they went to the midst of the sea on the dry ground: and the waters were a wall to them from their right, and from their left. 23 And Egypt, they pursued, and they went after them to the midst of the sea, all the horses of Pharaoh, his chariots, and his horsemen.

This is an interesting note. The movies portrayed them to cross over the sea by day, but it says, based on chapter 14 verses 22-24, that they crossed over while it was still night. In verses 24 and 25 it says

Exodus 14:24-25
Exo 14:24 And was, in the morning watch, hwhy gazed to the camp of Egypt in the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled ta the host of the Egyptians, 25 And removed ta the wheels from their chariots, and they drove in difficulty (heaviness): and Egypt said, I will flee from the face of Israel; for hwhy is fighting for them on Egypt.

What does this tell us? It tells us that it was night time "IN THE MORNING WATCH", which meant it was the fourth watch between the ninth and twelfth hours of the night (between three and six o'clock), and dawn was breaking around the twelfth hour.

It also mentions during the morning watch that 
hwhy took off their chariot wheels. This is another key factor to the time line

Exodus 14:27
Exo 14:27 And Moses stretched forth ta-his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his continuance (strength) toward the facing of morning; and ta-Egypt fled to meet him; and hwhy overthrew Egypt in the midst of the sea.

hwhy had Moses stretch out his hand over the sea "TOWARD THE FACING OF THE MORNING", which means that the sun was just about to rise. That means Pharaoh and his army were drowned in the gulf before the sun started to appear.
 
This is a map of the crossing route of Nuweiba Beach

27 Nuweiba Crossing

As you see, it is about 10 miles between Nuweiba Beach and the beach in Saudi Arabia. Now if you think about that fact at least 2 million Israelites crossed over the ten mile gulf during the three hour period, followed by the time the Egyptian army was in the middle of crossing over during the latter part of the three hour period, one would say that it took about 2 1/2 hours for the Israelites to complete the ten mile crossing of the gulf while the Egyptians were allowed to start crossing after 2 1/2 hours which would give them time to get at least to the center of the gulf.


 The Israelites reached the Sea of Reeds on the third day and crossing the other side on the fourth day, a type of resurrection, on the day of First Fruits.

There are more scriptural references to provide backbone for the basis of the dates regarding this second theory. I am leaning toward believing that the second theory is correct.




SUMMARY

To summarize, it has been realized that:

*The Passover Lamb healed the people of their ailments.
*The Blood that covered the lintel and door post was a type and shadow of Yeshua's blood covering us.
*The phrase "between the mixings" or "between the arrivals" is the night that occurred after the first mixing at sunset and before the second mixing before sunrise on the fourteenth of Aviv.
*The moon was full during the Exodus' Passover.
*Joseph tomb was carried throughout the entire journey.
*Carrying their kneading troughs were a type and shadow of carrying their crosses.
*Israel departed on the 15th of Aviv at night, the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
*The Gulf of Suez and the Straits of Tiran were not the locations of the crossing area.
*Nuweiba Beach shows concrete proof that it was the location with evidence of remains of chariot wheels, human bones and horse hooves lying on the sea bed,and the modern name of the Gulf, being named after the patriarch Jacob.
*Pharaoh and his army found the Israelites through their tracks.
*The Israelites could have arrived at Nuweiba Beach late in the third day of Unleavened Bread to compare the three days Yeshua was buried in the tomb.
*The crossing occurred in the fourth watch of the night and the sea covered the army in the breaking of the sun rising, which either day, would represent the Biblical day of First Fruits.
* The Sea of Reeds crossing occurred on the fourth day of Unleavened Bread which would coincide with Yeshua being resurrected from the dead, on the fourth day of Unleavened Bread.
*Between the two theories, the second theory has Biblical references to back up the second theory.



HAVE A KHAG PESAKH AND KHAG HAMATSOTH SAMEAKH EVERYONE!!!
 
Here are some external links for those who are interested in the Exodus account and other archeology information:

Ark Discovery International
http://www.arkdiscovery.com/index2.htm

The Wyatt Family Website
http://www.ronwyatt.com/index.html

Covenant Keepers
http://www.covenantkeepers.co.uk/

Red Sea Crossing Truth

https://sites.google.com/site/redseacrossingtruth2/homepage


Split Rock Research
http://splitrockresearch.org/content/Welcome/

Patterns of Evidence
http://www.patternsofevidence.com/en/




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