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Wind Could Have Parted Red Sea For Moses

Posted by Lindy on September 22, 2010


http://planetark.org/wen/59615

Moses might not have parted the Red Sea, but a strong east wind that blew through the night could have pushed the waters back in the way described in biblical writings and the Koran.

As part of a larger study of the interaction between wind and water, it has been shown to be possible according to the laws of physics for water to be held back for a short period before the water returns.

It requires a strong wind for a number of hours blowing in a particular direction  and river with a lagoon nearby . They think they have found where it could have happened – in the SE corner of the Mediterranean where one of the distributaries of the Nile has such a lagoon next to it – a distributaries is the name given to the branches of a delta.

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