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Nihil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-21-11 11:06 AM
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151. With regard to the "wind" hypothesis about the "Red Sea parting" ...
... there is also the "tsunami" hypothesis which derives from
the memory/retelling of the effects of the Thera-generated
tsunami on the crossings around the delta at that time.

That also ties in with the pillar of fire by night and the pillar
of cloud/smoke by day (the luminous ash cloud above the erupting
volcano providing a navigational guide).

It can also be - slightly more tenuously - connected to most of the
plagues (e.g., darker skies from the ash-cloud with an excess of SO2
making the rain acidic as well as ash-filled, poisoning & colouring
the river, taking their toll on the crops, fish, livestock & people
alike and leading to "rebound" waves of pest species).

Yes, the evolved narrative has taken them out of order as well as
messing with the time-scale but that is basically the nature of such
folk-tales after a couple of generations of oral re-telling.

And if you *really* want to have fun, consider the problems that
were found both preceding and immediately following Akhenaton
(mentioned upthread) then tie the lot together with the influx
(and subsequent exit) of "a tribe" with significantly unEgyptian
culture.

Finally, consider that there may well have been more than a single
"Exodus" event involving monotheistic groups departing from Egypt.

Happy (whatever feast you wish to call it that is getting me a few
days holiday around the weekend starting in about an hour)!
:-)
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