26.07.2011 24.Tammus, 5771
Sights and Insights: A surprising look below the surface
Eilat reminds me that there often lies more beneath the surface if we will simply explore, Dr Wayne Stiles says.
When we think of the Red Sea in the Bible, we tend to picture Charlton Heston—or perhaps, I should say, Moses leading the Jews out of Egypt. The parting of the sea set the stage for one of history’s most incredible escapes (Exodus 14:29-31). This body of water parted like curtains in the opening act of Israel’s history.
But this part of the Red Sea represents only half of its northernmost edges. The sea has two fingers that point north, divided by the Sinai Peninsula. The more famous finger, the one that parted in the exodus, is the western one—today called the Gulf of Suez….