Parting the Red Sea
Filmmakers seem to like to make movies about Exodus more than almost any other moment in the Bible with the possible exception of Christ’s life. This is perhaps unsurprising given that Exodus lends itself well to a visual medium. The Plagues are certainly made for the big screen, but no moment is more incredible to see than the famous parting of the Red Sea.
This classic moment in the Old Testament has been sneered at by skeptics for generations. How on earth could the entire sea have moved? According to science, it might have happened exactly as the Bible claimed. Contrary to what Hollywood depicts, Moses did not part the Red Sea in an instant. Instead, God blew the waters back with a strong wind overnight. According to science, this is entirely possible. If a 63 mile per hour wind kicked up overnight and blew from the east, the waters of the Red Sea would be pushed back enough to expose a small land bridge that the Israelites could cross. When this wind stopped, it would take less than half an hour for the waters to cover the bridge again. That would certainly be quickly enough to drown the pursuing Egyptians.
Other people argue that the Israelites did not actually cross the Red Sea and that this is a mistranslation. Instead, they crossed at a place known as the Sea of Reeds, an area that was much shallower and easier to cross but that would have fouled the Egyptian chariots.