Religion: Red Sea Heresy

When Moses and the Israelites fled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago, God sent a strong wind to divide the waters of the Red Sea so they could escape Pharaoh's army. The Israelites marched on dry ground between two walls of water. Or did they? So it says in Exodus 14, and so it is depicted in Cecil B. De Mille's film The Ten Commandments. But most biblical scholars nowadays believe that the Exodus story, like such other Old Testament accounts as Jonah and the "great fish" and Adam and Eve, are not strictly historical but were embroidered much later...

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