Welcome to the APWH blog for Mr. O'Donnell's Rocklin High classes for the 2009-2010 school year.
What is required of students is to create at least ONE post this year and to make TWO comments on mine or another students posting.
Moses' Red Sea Parting Explained by Computer Model
In this article, Larry O' Hanlon goes deep into the details of the Bible's story of Moses parting the Red Sea. The first thing he discovered was how the wind patterns described in the story could not fit those of the Red Sea. He expects that the story would more likely occur in conditions similar to those of the "Sea of Reeds" in northern Egypt. Also, the wind that was described was so strong, that Israelites would have had trouble even staying upright in the conditions. Due to these impossible conditions, O' Hanlon chose to conduct his study at Lake Manzala, which is set up right to go along with the conditions mentioned in the story. In his model, under perfect conditions, the wind would create an elevated mud bank, that could be used as a land bridge. Even with the geographical inaccuracy, the story of Moses parting the Red Sea could theoretically be done under perfect conditions, however, not in the way most people imagine the story.