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- Nov 6, 2009
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Moses had help parting the Red Sea
So this may have been an actual event, divine intervention or not, the accounts match pretty closely.US researchers think they have narrowed down where Moses parted the Red Sea 3000 years ago, and also how he did it - with a little help from the wind.
According to their model, a wind blowing for 12 hours at 101 kilometres per hour would have pushed back waters estimated to be two metres deep, creating a dry passage about two miles (3.2km) long by three miles (4.8km) wide that remained exposed for about four hours - sufficient time for Moses and the Israelites to cross, even if they were walking into the wind.
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.