Originally posted by AThousandYoung
A documentary on TV right now named Exodus Decoded by Simcha Jacobovici claims that the "parting of the Red Sea" is correctly translated as the "parting of the reed sea". This means that a lake was parted, not the Red Sea. Anyone know anything about this?
EDIT - He says the "Reed Sea" was also known as Lake Elbana or something like that whic ...[text shortened]... uez Canal.
EDIT 2 - http://www.gnmagazine.org/issues/gn10/redsea_archaeology.htm
I heard about that. In the doc that I saw it said that the reed sea used to be an area in the north of Egypt that was mostly marshland and that around the time, a massive volcanic eruption occured in Greece, the same one that is said to have destroyed Atlantis. Apparently, This eruption caused an earthquake and a tsunami that spread across the mediterranean. Shorelines in the north of Egypt pulled back, effectively draining ("parting"
the reed sea because of the incoming wave and this would have allowed the Isrealites to pass.
It also said that the reed sea was located in the area now occupied by the Suez.