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The pursuers probably experienced some catastrophe, not because of a sea rent in twain, but because of a tide swollen by the storm. , the Salt Lake, through the waters of which ships pass today from the Mediterranean into the Red Sea there are no perceptible movevalid. ments of flood and ebb on any of these water surfaces either the Gressmann, Mose und seine Zeit, p. 117: 'The picture is drawn so graphiand one would almost think of cally that every detail is clear before the eyes a realistic description of historical events, but for the miracles.

The City of God, Bfc. 18, Clxap. 8. , instance, A. T. OlmstctuI, Utelont of Palestine 1931), p. 128. 'Augustine, and Stjria ( Nfw York* *JL R. Hull, "Israel and tho Surrounding Nations/' in The JVo/i/r tint! tlw A. W. Biui#', Ky;rt < New Rook, ed, A* S. Peafco (Oxford, IMS), p. 5; Sir York, 10215), p. 110; A. 1L Onrdiner, in JRtudat C/WM/wrf/ton, JU28, pp. Journal of Egyptian Arc1iM0togy> X (1024), 88. K LINK BETWEEN EGYPTIAN AND ISRAELITE HISTORIES 7 *lf the expulsion of the Hyksos (c. " 7 In the days of strong pharaohs the Israelites were unable to enter Palestine; but how were they able to put off the yoke of bondage in the days of equally strong pharaohs?

Content l itself Then the Israelites sang their song of deliverance, or received the inspiration out of which the exaggerated picture of the catastrophe was later born. How could it be otherwise than exaggerated when the annals of Egypt know nothing about the sea engulfing a king and his chariots, while the descendants of the fugitives from royal bondage glorified themselves with a story of a miraculous storm un- witnessed by the Egyptians? Is there then any use in endeavoring to show that a strong cast wind, blowing from evening till dawn, could force the sea to retreat, change in the direction of the wind could overwhelm an army marching on land?

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