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Unformatted text preview: otah. 37a) which is now being piled up by the wind. A few daring souls
follow him, the water recedes further, more people follow. The water continues to recede and more
and more people follow on the now exposed sea bed crossing the whole expanse of the Reed Sea,
which has now been miraculously revealed.
At last all the people have reached the other side, the fog lifts, and the Egyptians seeing the
Israelites in the distance take no heed of the water piled up and charge into the now muddy bed of the
sea. The mud makes for difficult going. The wheels of the chariots become trapped, many come off
their axles. No amount of pushing seems to get the chariots moving again meanwhile more and more
chariots are piling up behind, with the infantry crowding on behind pushing and shoving. Suddenly
the wind drops and the sea begins to return to its place slowly at first and then with a devastating tidal
wave. The sea rushes in covering the struggling army and the chariots, the men loaded down with
their armour, sink like 'lead into the depths' (Ex. Ch. 15 V 10). Nothing to be seen of the great Egyptian
army except a few wooden arrows and spears floating on the turbulent waters.
Silence, the mighty Egyptian army is no more, the immediate danger is passed. Moses lifts
his voice in song and in triumph and thanksgiving to...
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