Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Moses or a mighty wind?

Defenders of biblical inerrancy has a new, impressively high-tech arrow in their quiver: The Red Sea could have parted for Moses. (https://www2.ucar.edu/news/parting-waters-computer-modeling-applies-physics-red-sea-escape-route ) The exodus could have been historical.

Ironically, the miracle is no longer one: purely physical causes suffice. Ascribing the parting of the Red Sea to the supernatural (and the power of Moses' action)  is therefore erroneous, and the Bible is errant. (Of course, the retort would be that the miracle was that God caused the mighty wind in the first place.)

Of course, if the exodus never happened, the issue is moot.

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