Jan 18, 2012

Archaeological Evidence: Moses and Red Sea Crossing

Archaeological Evidence:
Moses and Red Sea Crossing

Revealing God's Treasure - Red Sea Crossing

Ron Wyatt believed Thutmoses 1 became Amenhotep 1 when he went from co-regent to emperor. Therefore, these two names are the same person. http://www.arkdiscovery.com/red_sea_crossing.htm

- THUTMOSES 1/ AMENHOTEP 1 = Pharaoh at Moses' birth
- NEFURE /HATSHEPSUT = "Pharaoh's daughter"
- SENMUT = Moses
- THUTMOSES 2 = Moses
- THUTMOSES 3/ AMENHOTEP 2 = Pharaoh when he fled
- THUTMOSES 4/ AMENHOTEP 3 = Pharaoh of the Exodus
- TUTANKHAMEN = 1st-born son of Pharaoh

The children of Israel lived in the Nile delta area or the land of Rameses, and first encamped at the northern end of the Gulf of Suez or Succoth at the beginning of the Exodus. This was the first point where they went into the camping mode. Then they traveled through the wilderness of the Red Sea, or what we call today the Sinai Peninsula, and encountered the Gulf of Aqaba. (I Kings 9:26 calls this the Red Sea.)

When traveling through "the wilderness of the Red Sea" Ex.13:18, escaping Pharaoh's army, God told Moses to turn south, so they headed through a wadi or canyon area that is called the Wadi Watir which led to the sea. The Bible in Exodus 14:3 says, "They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in." Above, the Wadi Watir winding its way to the Red Sea Crossing site at Nuweiba, had the children of Israel thinking Moses had made a wrong decision to bring them this way.
The name Nuweiba is short for the name Nuwayba' al Muzayyinah which means "Waters of Moses Opening" .

View from the beach

When arriving at the beach, the children of Israel felt trapped, as they could not turn back, nor head north because at the northern end of the beach was a three story, Egyptian military fortress which is still standing today undergoing restoration. Additionally there were mountains obstructing their escape. To the south the mountains came down to the sea, as mentioned by Josephus, "For there was [on each side] a [ridge of] mountains that terminated at the sea, which were impassable by reason of their roughness, and obstructed their flight" Antiquities of the Jews, Bk. 2, 15-3. You can see the mountains at the beach today. The people were about to turn against Moses because he had led them to an area where they were trapped and would surely die, or so they thought.

As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up, and there were the Egyptians, marching after them. They were terrified and cried out to the LORD. . . . Then the angel of God, who had been traveling in front of Israel’s army, withdrew and went behind them. The pillar of cloud also moved from in front and stood behind them, coming between the armies of Egypt and Israel. Throughout the night the cloud brought darkness to the one side and light to the other side; so neither went near the other all night long.

God caused a strong east wind to blow the waters back so the people could walk ten miles through the Red Sea to safety in Arabia. The crossing path is about a quarter to a half mile wide and is on a gradual slope down to the bottom of the Red Sea and then up to the Saudi beach. On either side of this path are the depths of the Red Sea, the Eilat Deep and the Aragonese Deep, each 3000 and 5000 feet deep respectively.

Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the LORD drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided, and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left.

THE REAL EXODUS - A small portion of the suppressed evidence

Above, chariot wheels fixed to axels standing on the seabed.

Exodus 14: 23-25
The Egyptians pursued them, and all Pharaoh’s horses and chariots and horsemen followed them into the sea. During the last watch of the night the LORD looked down from the pillar of fire and cloud at the Egyptian army and threw it into confusion. He made the wheels of their chariots come off [ Or He jammed the wheels of their chariots ] so that they had difficulty driving. And the Egyptians said, “Let’s get away from the Israelites! The LORD is fighting for them against Egypt.”

Gold Veneered Chariot Wheel

Above, photo taken of a gilded chariot wheel that remains on the sea floor. It was found by Ron Wyatt using a molecular frequency generator from his boat above, after he set the equipment to search for gold. The Bible said all the chariots of Egypt and 600 choice chariots, or gold veneered models, were in the army pursuing God's people. It is speculated there were 20,000 chariots destroyed that day. When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled, Pharaoh and his officials changed their minds about them and said, “What have we done? We have let the Israelites go and have lost their services!”

When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled, Pharaoh and his officials changed their minds about them and said, “What have we done? We have let the Israelites go and have lost their services!” So he had his chariot made ready and took his army with him.  He took six hundred of the best chariots, along with all the other chariots of Egypt, with officers over all of them.

Above,is a drawing of a four spoke chariot (like the photo above) found in an Egyptian tomb from the same time period. Four, six and eight spoke wheels are found here in the gulf, and were only used at the same time during the 18th dynasty or 1446 BC when the exodus took place.

Human Bones found at the Crossing Site
Above is a human femur bone that is covered by coral, and was tested at Stockholm University. It is from the right leg of a man 165-170cm tall. It was mineralized by resting in the Red Sea for such a long time.

Above is a horse's hoof that is shrunken since drying out. Horses are not found in the Sinai Peninsula today

Red Sea column

This column matches one on the other side of the gulf in Saudi Arabia which had the inscriptions intact.The Hebrew words Mizram (Egypt), death, water, pharaoh, Edom, Yahweh, and Solomon were on that column.

Is Ron Wyatt a Liar?
("They've found Pharoah's chariots on the bottom of the Red Sea")
From the Sinai Connection DVD: Michael Rood tells the story of how he first learned about Ron Wyatt's amazing archaeological discoveries (such as the ark of the covenant, Red Sea crossing site, Sodom and Gomorrah) and explains from firsthand experience why the churches discount these discoveries so that few hear of them. He goes on to recount how the anti-Wyatt propaganda inspired him to sell everything and make a trip to meet Wyatt to find out firsthand if "he is a liar or if he tells the truth."

Ron Wyatt's Discovering the Exodus Part 1
The back story of the Exodus

Ron Wyatt's Discovering the Exodus Part 2

Ron Wyatt's Discovering the Exodus Part 3

Ron Wyatt's Discovering the Exodus Part 4

Ron Wyatt's Discovering the Exodus Part 5

Ron Wyatt's Discovering the Exodus Part 6

Please view the posting Archaeology: Mount Sinai This includes video and info on the rock that Moses struck.

Sinai Connection - Ep 3 - By Michael Rood

Sinai Connection - Ep 4 - By Michael Rood

Sinai Connection - Ep 5 - By Michael Rood