A strong east wind that blew through the night could indeed have pushed the waters of the red sea back – just as described in the Bible, U.S. researchers reported on 21 Sept 2010.
Computer simulations, part of a larger study on how winds affect water, show wind could push water back at a point where a river bent to merge with a coastal lagoon, said the team at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the University of Colorado at Boulder.
"The simulations match fairly closely with the account in Exodus," said Carl Drews of the research center.
"The parting of the waters can be understood through fluid dynamics. The wind moves the water in a way that's in accordance with physical laws, creating a safe passage with water on two sides and then abruptly allowing the water to rush back in."
Watch the fascinating animation of the model at the website of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. (http://www2.ucar.edu/news/parting-waters-computer-modeling-applies-physics-red-sea-escape-route%20and%20www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0012481)
It shows that a wind of 63 mph, blowing steadily for 12 hours, could have pushed back waters 6 feet (2 metres) deep. "This land bridge is 3-4 km (2 to 2.5 miles) long and 5 km (3 miles) wide, and it remains open for 4 hours," they wrote in the Public Library of Science journal PLoS ONE.
Incredible as it might appear, the omnipotent Creator and Sustainer of all things, is able to instigate whatever is required to bring deliverance to those who will choose to trust in Him and ask His help – just at the nick of time!