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Did the Israelites in the book of Exodus cross the Red Sea or the Reed Sea?



    
    

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
The Hebrew word translated "red" in some 23 Old Testament verses dealing with the Exodus is the Hebrew word suph whose root is thought to be of Egyptian origin and meant a reed, especially the papy...

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Mini Ed Besselman
It's only with an English version of the Bible can you even ask that question. Red? Or Reed?... (like a scribe missed a letter).

If you look at the real reason behind the question - it is - Skeptics say that the Israelites crossed the Reed Sea in 6 inches of water - (so there really was not a miracle with the parting of the Red Sea).

If you believe that the Israelites crossed the Reed Sea in 6 inches of water, you have to believe a greater miracle than what is given in the Bible (about crossing the Red Sea)... You have to answer 'How did God drown all those Egyptians in 6 inches of water'?

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