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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Red Sea
Red Sea is divided by the Peninsula of Sinai into two gulfs: that of Suez (anciently Heroopoliticus sinus) on the west, now about 130 miles in length with an average width of about 18, and that of Akabah (anciently Ælaniticus sinus) on the east, narrower and only about ninety miles long.
Red Sea was ever, and indeed rightly, considered by the Hebrews as a most important event in their national history, and also as one of the most wonderful miracles of the Almighty in behalf of His Chosen People.
Red Sea is referred to as a fitting type of Christian baptism.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/12688a.htm   (918 words)

  
  Passage of the Red Sea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Passage of the Red Sea is an unverifiable incident in the Exodus, the account of the march of Moses and the Israelites on their escape out of Egypt.
It describes the crossing of yam suph, commonly translated as the Red Sea, as described in Exodus, chapters 13:17 to 15:12.
BASE Institute, "What and where was the "Red Sea" "Sea of reeds" or Yam Suph of the Exodus?": quotes readings and sources supporting a meaning of suph as "seaweed" and adduces other uses of yam suph in the Tanakh.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Passage_of_the_Red_Sea   (1322 words)

  
 Red Sea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Red Sea (Arabic البحر الأحمر al-Bahr al-Ahmar; Hebrew ים סוף Yam Suf; Tigrigna ቀይሕ ባሕሪ QeyH baHri) is a gulf or basin of the Indian Ocean between Africa and Asia.
The sea floor has a maximum depth of 8,200 feet (2,500 m) in the central median trench and an average depth of 1,640 feet (500 m), but it also has extensive shallow shelves, noted for their marine life and corals.
The Sea of Reeds (in Hebrew Yâm-Sûph) is often mistranslated as the "Red Sea".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Red_Sea   (960 words)

  
 Passage of the Red Sea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Passage of the Red Sea - the account of the march of Moses and the Israelites through yam suph, commonly translated as the Red Sea - is described in Exodus 14:22-31.
Whatever "sea" the story refers to was clearly considered by the author of the Torah to be substantial enough to deluge Pharaoh's army.
A recent theory is that the parting of the "Red Sea" was a result of an eruption of Santorini, which caused sudden shifts in tides.
www.camarillo.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Passage_of_Red_Sea   (764 words)

  
 Red Sea - MSN Encarta
The Suez Canal connects the Red Sea with the Mediterranean Sea, and Bab el Mandeb connects it with the Gulf of Aden, an arm of the Arabian Sea.
The Red Sea occupies a portion of a zone of depression and faulting called the Great Rift Valley.
The principal Red Sea ports include Suez and Al Quşayr in Egypt, Port Sudan and Sawākin in Sudan, Massawa in Eritrea, Jiddah in Saudi Arabia, and Al Ḩudaydah and Mocha (Al Mukhā) in Yemen.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761575387/Red_Sea.html   (321 words)

  
 Red Sea
Understood in this latter sense, the Red Sea stretches from the Strait of Babel-Mandeb, in lat.
Their disagreement is chiefly due to the difficulty of ascertaining the exact extent of this western arm of the Red Sea at the time of the Exodus.
The passage of the Red Sea was ever, and indeed rightly, considered by the Hebrews as a most important event in their national history, and also as one of the most wonderful miracles of the Almighty in behalf of His Chosen People.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/r/red_sea.html   (678 words)

  
 Red Sea - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
It was in the cuph on the brink of the river that the ark of Moses was hidden (Exodus 2:3,5).
Some have supposed that it was called red from the appearance of the mountains on the western coast, others from the red color given to the water by the presence of zoophytes, or red coral, or some species of seaweed.
Solomon is said (1 Kings 9:26) to have built a navy at "Ezion-geber, which is beside Eloth, on the shore of the Red Sea, in the land of Edom." This is at the head of the Gulf of Aqabah, the eastern branch of the Red Sea.
www.studylight.org /enc/isb/view.cgi?number=T7310   (2966 words)

  
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Eritrean - formerly of Ethiopia, on the Red Sea
Red Sea, Yenmen farther south, and El Ilassa bordering the I'ersian Gulf; three sultanates, Oman along the gulf of the same name, El Nejd in the interior, and lladramant in the south; Alen, in the extreme south, is a British protectorate.
Red Sea coast, and the neighboring D)halak Islands; these possessions are officially known as Eritrea; they have a population estimated at 450,000.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/R/Red-Sea.htm   (1106 words)

  
 Red Sea (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net
Some think it is derived from the red color of the mountains on the western shore; others from the red coral found in the sea, or the red appearance sometimes given to the water by certain zoophytes floating in it.
This sea was also called by the Hebrews Yam-mitstraim, i.e., "the Egyptian sea" (Isa.
The great historical event connected with the Red Sea is the passage of the children of Israel, and the overthrow of the Egyptians, to which there is frequent reference in Scripture (Ex.
www.christiananswers.net /dictionary/redsea.html   (275 words)

  
 bible.org: ISBE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
RED SEA - (yam-cuph (Ex 10:19 and often), but in many passages it is simply hayam, "the sea"' Septuagint with 2 or 3 exceptions renders it by he eruthra thalassa, "the Red Sea"; Latin geographers Mare Rubrum):
It was in the cuph on the brink of the river that the ark of Moses was hidden (Ex 2:3,5).
Solomon is said (1 Ki 9:26) to have built a navy at "Ezion-geber, which is beside Eloth, on the shore of the Red Sea, in the land of Edom." This is at the head of the Gulf of Aqabah, the eastern branch of the Red Sea.
www.bible.org /isbe.asp?id=7311   (2858 words)

  
 Passage of the Red Sea: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The northern end of the red sea is bifurcated by the sinai peninsula, creating the gulf of suez (arabic: khalij as suways) in the west and the gulf of...
A recent theory is that the parting of the "Red Sea" was a result of an eruption of Santorini Santorini quick summary:
Santorini is a small, circular group of volcanic islands located in the aegean sea, 75 km south-east of the greek mainland (latitude: 35.25n - longitude: 25.20e)...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/pa/passage_of_the_red_sea.htm   (1593 words)

  
 Oath And Ordeal Signs, Second Article
As was observed previously, the passage through the Red Sea had the character of a judicial ordeal by which Israel was vindicated and Egypt doomed.
In Israel’s passage through the Red Sea the baptismal waters stood in a threatening (if actually protective) position over against the Israelites without, however, touching them, while in the Jordan crossing, the waters were so far removed as to be quite out of sight.
This sea (also known as a sea of the underworld arid of heaven and of life) was a sea of purification through which the soul must pass for regeneration.
www.apuritansmind.com /Baptism/KlineMeredithOathOrdealPart2.htm   (11206 words)

  
 Welcome to Wyatt Archaeological Research Inc
It was the Wilderness of the Red Sea - the mountainous land of the mid and southern Sinai Peninsula.
This was along a route that was commonly taken in those days by both caravans and the army, and it was called "the southern route." This route was taken because it was safer than traveling along the coast, where the Philistines were.
Knowing this, Ron looked for an area which would terminate on a beach or shore of the sea; and which was large enough to hold perhaps 2 or 3 million people, as well as their flocks.
www.wyattmuseum.com /red-sea-crossing.htm   (1071 words)

  
 Oath And Ordeal Signs, Part 1
There in the passage of God, in the divided theophanic symbol of smoking furnace and flaming torch between the dismembered creatures, the mystery of the abandonment of the Son of God emerged beforehand.
Jesus’ passage through the water ordeal with the others who were baptized in the Jordan was also one in meaning with the Lord’s presence with Israel in the theophany pillar during the passage through the Red Sea, and in the ark of the covenant during their crossing of the Jordan.
We are thereby reminded that the Lord was present with his people in the passage through the sea, that he underwent their ordeal, and that their salvation depended on their identification with him.
www.apuritansmind.com /Baptism/KlineMeredithOathOrdealPart1.htm   (8410 words)

  
 Red Sea Crossing
The Bible records the reaction of Pharaoh when he was informed of their deviation from the highway, (Exodus 14:3), "They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in." Wadi Watir is a long deep canyon which fits this description perfectly.
Traditionally it is believed that the Red Sea crossing took place on the Gulf of Suez.
And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left." (Exodus 14:13, 21, 22).
english.sdaglobal.org /evangelism/arch/redsea.htm   (1032 words)

  
 bible.org: Smith's Bible Dictionary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The average depth of the Red Sea is from 2500 to 3500 feet, though in places it is 6000 feet deep.
The Heroopolite Gulf (Gulf of Suez) is of the chief interest; it was near to Goshen, it was the scene of the passage of the Red Sea, and it was the "tongue of the Egyptian Sea." It was also the seat of the Egyptian trade in this sea and to the Indian Ocean.
--The passage of the Red Sea was the crisis of the exodus.
www.bible.org /smith.asp?id=3609   (1423 words)

  
 Red Sea, Passage of   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Red Sea, Passage of - The account of the march of the Israelites through the Red Sea is given in Ex.
The difficulty of arriving at any definite conclusion on the matter is much increased by the consideration that the head of the Gulf of Suez, which was the branch of the sea that was crossed, must have extended at the time of the Exodus probably 50 miles farther north than it does at present.
Some have argued that the crossing took place opposite the Wady Tawarik, where the sea is at present some 7 miles broad.
www.biblelearn.com /east3086.htm   (147 words)

  
 The Passage of the Red Sea
They could not get out of the difficulty by their own strength: the Red Sea was before them, and they could not get through it; Pharaoh and all his host behind them, and there was no escaping by another road.
And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.
But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
www.stempublishing.com /authors/darby/EVANGEL/12029E.html   (4647 words)

  
 Commentary on Jonah, Micah, Nahum | Christian Classics Ethereal Library
As then the passage through the Red Sea was in high repute among the Jews, it may be that the Prophet alluded to that event, (Exodus 14:22.) But another view seems to me more probable.
We indeed know how impetuous an element is that of the sea; and hence in Jeremiah 5, God, intending to set forth his own power, says, that it is in his power to calm the raging of the sea, than which nothing is more impetuous or more violent.
Literally, “chiding the sea, he even made it dry.” The ו here, though conversive, must be rendered, “even,” for the first verb is a participle.
www.ccel.org /ccel/calvin/calcom28.v.1.v.html   (481 words)

  
 SetSail.com - the serious cruising sailor's website
One big change made the passage an enjoyable and trouble free trip for us, and that was the availability of daily weather forecasts for specific points up the Red Sea via e-mail from Buoyweather (SEE PREVIOUS REPORT).
What none of the Red Sea reports prepare you for is the stunningly beautiful Marsa anchorages of Sudan, making waiting for a weather window a delightful pastime.
Whereas we enjoyed a problem free passage up the Red Sea, the demands on boat and crew should not be underestimated.
www.setsail.com /s_logs/ryan/rs64.html   (883 words)

  
 RED SEA ISLES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
On the left is the banner of the Red Sea Guards awarded to the regiment at recent ceremonies in Port Irene by Lord Kaymen Bartak.
The red background is or course representative of the Red Sea which this regiment stands ready to defend.
Colonist are being recruited in the Red Sea Isles for the "McClintock Colony" on Farrows Island.
www.isc.tamu.edu /~stiller/doe/doe2.html   (1270 words)

  
 Conflict in the Horn of Africa
Although the area is of little importance economically these nations are among the poorest in the world in recent years interna1.h stability, increasingly strained relations among the Horn nations, a strengthened Soviet presence, and a weakening American role in the area have all contributed to the im portance of the Horn in international politics.
Despite the poverty and weakness of these countries, their loca tion controls passage from the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden and from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean.
The route from the Persian Gulf around the Arabian peninsula and up the Red Sea to Suez is the easiest route of access for Mideast oil to reach Europe and the U.S., which respectively import 60 percent and 30 per cent of their oil from the Persian Gulf.
www.heritage.org /Research/MiddleEast/bg24.cfm   (3886 words)

  
 The Red Sea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Red Sea is expanding geologically speaking as the Middle East subcontinent and the African continent drift apart.
Currents in the Red Sea are totally unpredictable (which helps explains many of the wrecks with slow moving freighters combined with the fact there are many reefs out in the middle of nowhere).
The Red Sea has some of the BEST tropical diving I have seen so far (my experience is limited to Hawaii, the Bahamas, and Fiji).
www.seaotter.com /marine/html/redsea/redsea.html   (5657 words)

  
 The True Location of the Red Sea Crossing
Mount Sinai is not in the Sinai Peninsula at all, but across the Red Sea in the land of Midian.
Retracing their steps one more day through the sea to Pi-hahiroth, on the Sinai Peninsula, we find that the journey of the Israelites from celebrating Passover in Goshen to the shore of the Red Sea, occupied approximately six days.
Separated by desert from the mountain range bordering the Red Sea, Jebel El Lawz is known to locals as "the mountain of Moses".
www.british-israel.ca /redsea.htm   (6137 words)

  
 Terry Barber's Radio Weblog
It comes immediately after the passage of the Red Sea.
And we know that this event was distinctly typical of our redemption, and that the journey of the Israelites in the wilderness is typical of our pilgrimage: "These things happened unto them for our ensamples; and are written for our admonition upon whom the ends of the world are come".
Now notice that it comes immediately after the passage of the Red Sea.
radio.weblogs.com /0122136/2003/04/23.html   (272 words)

  
 THE RED SEA
There is said to be gold in the chemical composition of sea water; it is possible to say that there is also intellectual gold of precious truth in what sea water was intended to present to thought in the Scriptures.
It is believed that one is fully warranted in prefacing the effort with the observation that the revelation here to be made constitutes one of the most astounding disclosures of occult knowledge to be found in all the realm of the archaic religious literature of the world.
For a long, early period confined to the sea, it later became transferred to the land; the sustenance of bodily energy through the chemical properties of water was replaced by the elements in air; gills were exchanged for lungs.
members.tripod.com /pc93/redsea.htm   (9852 words)

  
 Crossing The Red Sea
The presumption is that the strong east wind spoken of, operating with the tides, laid bare this sandbar, and thus gave the Israelites a passage.
What we do know is that during that night the windstorm blew across that upper neck of the Red Sea in such a manner as to leave the sandbar bare for a considerable breadth, so as to permit the rapid passage of so large a body of people.
The latter probably were totally unaware of the miracle, and perhaps unaware that they were crossing the ordinary bed of the sea, and therefore, without trepidation, hastened onward in pursuit, impeded, however, by various accidents to their chariots, which sank into the comparatively soft sand of the sea bottom.
www.agsconsulting.com /htdbv5/r2919.htm   (927 words)

  
 Bible Proofs of the Second Work of Grace
Their deliverance under Moses, (who was a figure of Christ), their passage through the Red Sea, and song of praise foreshadow the joy of pardon; and that the sojourn in the wilderness typifies the life of the justified Christian.
The passage of the Red Sea, as far as I am aware, is believed by all to represent justification, yet the Scriptures are for more explicit in applying the passage of Jordan to the entrance of perfect holiness.
Both the Red Sea and Jordan were parted by the miraculous power of God; as regeneration and entire sanctification are each distinctively the work of the Lord.
www.angelfire.com /tn3/cogliterature/page17.html   (6635 words)

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