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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-22-11 01:05 PM
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179. While it might have been interesting for you to hear the Sneferu story in Egypt,
the telling then is too far removed from the period to serve as evidence that the Sneferu story was known when the Moses narrative was consolidated. IIRC Josephus similarly reported that he went to Egypt and heard from scholars there of records of a much more ancient slave revolt -- but his report too far removed from the period of interest to cast much light

Other than to say "there are other possibilities for the origin of the story of Moses parting the sea," I made no particular claim about the model-story I linked, about an attempt to reconstruct ancient water channels and to model the effect of sustained winds there. Khamsin has been known to blow up to 140 km/hr and has been known to last several days; I have no idea what meteorological records might suggest as possible, though I expect the professionals who constructed the model tried not to stray far from the realm of the possible.
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