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of Moses, the Exodus, and Israel's Red Sea Crossing -
Below - Map
1 is found
in Appendix IX in Ron's large book, God's
(see above). Included also are four other maps, a
topographical map, and a
graphic showing the site of Israel's
encampment before the Mountain of God (all as
described in the Bible).
The four maps are sketches rendered from ancient maps
library of The Ohio State University. I trust that you will enjoy and
appreciate this Map 1.
Ron's book God's Rock begins with Moses' parents,
his sister, and his birth; and then it proceeds through his first 40
years (in which he became a general in Pharaoh's army), and then on through
his next 40 years (marriage and two sons), and then on to his return
to Egypt and his face-to-face with Pharaoh and the plagues.
In the book you will find Pharaoh's attack and the sea crossing, But you will also read of the arrival at the Wilderness of Sin
(where the Israelites received the Manna and experienced the first Quail
Incident). Then finally they arrive before the Mountain of God (throughout the
ages called Mount
Musa by local citizens) which is located in the southern region of the Sinai Peninsula...
In God's Rock, all is described in
detail. Moses in the cleft of the Rock and then later Israel's
encampment at Kadesh-barnea. Here, then, is the life of Moses (great man of faith) and much of his faith interactions-with-God are
detailed in this book. As well, see how the faith of heaven was the interacting factor between this man and his God. In the book, all Bible passages are
documented and much more is explained in the
Indeed, all is told... and the
continues beyond Moses' death (250 pages of the Story and 100
pages of 9 Indexes with maps). However, the book also goes on to
describe the Israelites crossing of the Jordan River into Canaan
to celebrate the 41st Passover and Week
of Unleavened Bread before they conquered the fortified city of Jericho.
Map 1 shows when God (in Cloud by day and Fire
by night... for 6 days and 6 nights)
led Moses and the Israelites to a site in Egypt's
the festival of sacrifices. The festival occurred
7the day from leaving Goshen, which accurately matches (in the future)
the days of Israel's annual Passover season ... Exodus 13:1-10 (and in this book). Moreover, notice that the Israelites were not led by God through a "sea
of reeds"; nor were they led through the broad Sinai Peninsula to the Gulf of Aqaba before crossing the Red Sea.
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Brief Description of Israel's March
On Map 1, the path is marked by a + with a circle
around it and with a dot on the circle to show the direction
travel. (This map is much larger in the Appendix, covering two full
pages.) Moses, Aaron, and the Israelites left Goshen after
midnight on the night of Passover.
Following God's Fire and Cloud, they traveled southeasterly on a road
that paralleled the waterway adjacent to Goshen. They stayed on that
road until reaching a junction of roads (location 4) and then turned
on the Nile River road until reaching a
place where presently is the city of Cairo (location
The Fire and
Cloud then led east and up into the wilderness mountains of
Egypt along a
road (marked by location 8) which ran up and over to the sea.
They continued walking day and night
following Cloud and Fire, which paused from time to time for the people
eat and rest or nap. In the mountains, on the evening of the sixth day
their march, the Fire and Cloud left the road to proceed
to the first
encampment site (encampment 1). This became the site of the festival
of sacrifices (the encampment which later Moses entitled
Succoth). This encampment and its festival
was the focus of the
agreement between God and Moses with Pharaoh. Exodus
From the Succoth encampment God led north a short
and they encamped in the wilderness mountains within sight of
route (just below them and north of this second encampment);
this was the encampment which Moses later entitled Etham
where they rested for a day.
God led them (i.e. they 'turned back') to
the road that ran
which they had initially walked into the mountains).
God continued to lead them on to the
shore of the Gulf of Suez near 'Baal-zephon' and 'Pi-hahiroth'
within Egypt's wilderness). There
by the sea was
resting place for a few days (encampment 3).
At this point, the
people's plan was to return home, probably north by a road
Suez region and back to Goshen.
However, Pharaoh and his army (troops
military city of Zoan)
attacked them by the sea. This forced
them out of Egypt and across the dry seabed that quickly became
prepared for them by their
Then on the eastern shore (Sinai Peninsula) God did not allow
encamp; so then after several hours of rejoicing He led them south
along the shore
until they came to the Wadi Sur where they were led up into the
interior of Sinai into the Wilderness of Sur (this
was a region referred to by Moses as 'Etham', explained in the
of this... and the rest of the
journey on to the Wilderness of Sinai (i.e. the Mountain of
God in the south of the
peninsula) ... is
detailed in the Appendix of God's Rock.
All of the many passages (many
of them scattered throughout the Bible) are given that were
used in my research. The days of march, along with the distances of march, along with the
march were analyzed from these passages to calculate the path of the Israelites.
explained in full in the Appendix, including how days-of-march (at that time in
history) equates to
our present day concept of distance traveled in miles.
Readers of scripture need to understand that the
words Succoth, Etham,
and many other such "names" were not
names of known
places or cities (then or
now). These words are encampment-titles given by
Moses, which expressed the significance of each
and what went on between God and His people in each encampment.
Indeed, it was later
when writing about the encampments that Moses gave each encampment a
title-name) so that when discussed within his teachings to the people (or
later teachings by mothers and fathers to their children) the title or
(title-name) of the
encampment would quickly bring to mind its historical significance to
Israel (which of course God wanted them to remember through the ages).
Ah, but the above concept has been unrecognized through the ages by too many Bible students because of
either no correct maps of Egypt, the Sinai Peninsular, and the Near East OR
very incomplete maps.
Therefore, the Western Church (which throughout the
ages has had little concept of those lands) probably was led
into misconceptions regarding the Exodus Story itself.
To put it differently,
until our present time, to understand the physical terrain, and the travel times, and the
distances, and the
directions, etc., ... readers of English Bible translations had
to calculate all of it within their own mind's eye, for they
had either no accurate maps, or they had errant maps
(sadly, still even today in some Bible study resources ).
In Appendix IX of God's Rock are two ancient maps (centuries 1600s to
demonstrate the trouble that researchers then had in figuring out the
routes of the Exodus.
Yet, some misconceptions are still with us today. The King James translation and most modern
translations are all very good (the
visitor should know that I use the King James exclusively for my
this website). In my research for God's Rock, however, I found
and had access
to both modern maps and ancient data modernly discovered regarding
and the Near East. Therefore, if I had continued to use 'traditions' and handed-down concepts (still much used today), I would
have inferred to the
modern reader of my book God's Rock that the Exodus Epoch is
more like a "fantasy Bible text"... as many "experts" still contend.
In my research, I came
"expert" articles in Bible Dictionaries, etc., which simply reproduce the old
concepts and traditions about the Exodus story, even to the point of
denying that Israel actually passed through the Red Sea. Sadly,
Christians believe these "experts" instead of spending much of their
the Scriptures. And presently there are 'experts' that have the sea
crossing through the Gulf of Aqaba, which does not match the many Bible
We are too much interested in our churches' agendas and programs (as
God's Agenda and Program of the Ages).
All of Moses' descriptive details
in Exodus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy are accurate (so a new, earnest, open-minded, lengthy look on
the subject of Moses and the Exodus Epoch was needed), which
primary purpose in researching and writing God's Rock. All of God's
Word is Truth.
trust that you will want to read the book, God's Rock. When you do, you
might first want to take the time to wade through all of the
appendixes; for with these in the forefront of your mind then you will
(grasp) more of the foundational Bible Story upon which
all scripture is built (i.e.
regarding Israel and regarding God's Plan for the Ages in Christ).
Plan culminates when Christ
Jesus ascends the throne of his kingdom in Jerusalem, the holy
city of Israel, to reign for a thousand years.
The Story in the book, along with its full
Appendix, distinguishes God's Rock from most
other books on the subject. It will prove to you that
your Bible is the Accurate Word of God.
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