The Miracles of Exodus: A Scientist's Discovery of the Extraordinary Natural Causes of the Biblical Stories

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Zondervan, Oct 13, 2009 - Religion - 368 pages

The Real Story of the Exodus

Colin Humphreys, a world-renowned Cambridge University scientist, reveals for the first time the concrete, scientific truth behind the Exodus miracles.

  • The Burning Bush: Caused by a volcanic vent that opened up under the bush.

  • Crossing the Red Sea: The water was pushed back by a very strong wind blowing all night. This is a known physical phenomenon called wind setdown. The details given in the Bible mean we can pinpoint where the Red Sea crossing occurred.

  • Drowning Pharaoh's Army: When the very strong wind suddenly stopped blowing, the water rushed back in the form of a rapidly returning "bore" wave, sweeping Pharaoh's army into the sea.

  • Mount Sinai: The real Mount Sinai is in present-day Saudi Arabia, not the Sinai Desert as is generally assumed.
 

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Manna from heaven? A plague of toads? A Red Sea parted in twain? Miracle, schmiracle. Let science explain.Weird things were afoot back in Egypt land 3,000 years ago: once old Moses got it into his ... Read full review

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Contents

Unlocking the Secrets of the Exodus
3
Crossing the River Jordan
15
The Date of the Exodus
28
Moses and Midian
41
The Burning Bush
61
The Mountain of God the Mountain of Fire
89
The Exodus Strategy
97
How Many People Were in the Exodus?
103
The Lost Site of Etham
206
Trapped by Pharaoh
224
Crossing the Red Sea
244
Turning Bitter Water Sweet
263
From the Clue of the Dew to Water from a Rock
282
The Spectacular Site of Mount Sinai
310
Epilogue
337
Acknowledgments
348

The Plagues of Egypt
111
The Red Sea Revealed
188

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Colin Humpreys is a renowned Cambridge University physicist who has received considerable publicity for his ideas and research, which span many fields from computer chips to microprinting, eternal lightbulbs, and computer chips in the brain. His passion for more than 20 years has been examining the Bible in the light of science, and he is expert not only in physics but chemistry, astronomy, and geology. He is president of the Institute of Materials and Goldsmiths' Professor of Materials Science and head of the Rolls Royce University Technology Centre at Cambridge University, and chair of Christians in Science for the United Kingdom. He was recently honored by the Queen with the title of Commander, Order of the British Empire, for services to science research and communication.

Humphreys is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the Institute of Physics, and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials. He has been awarded an Honorary D.Sc. by the University of Leicester. He has been president of the Physics section of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. He has published over 400 scientific papers and given plenary lectures at major international conferences throughout the world.

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