That I’d like to see

I always get a little intrigued by scientists trying to work out what actually happened during events set out in the Bible*. The three that they seem t spend most time on are all pretty Old Testament – the laying low of Sodom and Gomorrah (Either non-existent or destroyed by natural disaster), Noah’s Great Flood (One theory being that the Med had been a below sea level valley that flooded when a natural dam at the Strait of Gibraltar fell apart), and now the Parting of the Red Sea. Which science has another possible explanation for.

New computer simulations have shown how the parting of the Red Sea, as described in the Bible, could have been a phenomenon caused by strong winds.

The account in the Book of Exodus describes how the waters of the sea parted, allowing the Israelites to flee their Egyptian pursuers.

Simulations by US scientists show how the movement of wind could have opened up a land bridge at one location.

I’ll be honest, that would be something that would be very interesting to see. Not necessarily from the temporarily dry sea bed, obviously, but maybe from a small aircraft overhead…

* – Said intrigue being caused by the small chasm between science and faith. In my head, you either look at the Bible as a book of faith or a book of fiction – not necessarily an accurate historical text. But then, I’m not an expert on fact, fiction or historical texts…

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