Crossing of the Red Sea on dry land Exodus 14:13-18

The Israelites crossed the Red Sea at night while separated from Pharaoh and his chariots by the Lord in a Pillar of fire. It was dark on the Egyptian side and light of day on the Israelite side by the Red Sea. Moses held up his staff and the Lord opened the Red Sea so the Isrealites could go between 2 walls of water on dry ground.

I have often wondered how wide the dry ground was. Let’s assume there were 2 million Isrealties with some carrying young children. Let’s further assume they were marching across at 15 minute miles and the width of the Red Sea was 6 miles at the crossing point, 9 hours total to complete with each person occupying a 4 ft by 4 ft space.


The map in the source below shows the starting point in the Goshen area of Egypt and then south along the west side of an extension of the Gulf of Suez. However they might have continued along the west edge of the Gulf of Suez until trapped. We don’t know the exact location of the crossing but I have an intuition that it was further south and they crossed the Gulf of Suez.


Henry Luke 9/24/2017

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