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- Map of Moses, the Exodus, and Israel's Red Sea Crossing -

   Below - Map 1 is found  in Appendix IX in Ron's large book, God's Rock (see above). Included also are four other maps, a topographical map, and a graphic showing the site of  Israel's encampment before the Mountain of God (all as described in the Bible). The four maps are sketches rendered from ancient maps located in the library of The Ohio State University. I trust that you will enjoy and appreciate this Map 1.

    Ron's book God's Rock begins with Moses' parents, his sister, and his birth; and then it proceeds through his first 40 years (in which he became a general in Pharaoh's army), and then on through his next 40 years (marriage and two sons), and then on to his return to Egypt and his face-to-face with Pharaoh and the plagues.
    In the book you will find Pharaoh's attack and the sea crossing, But you will also read of the arrival at the Wilderness of Sin (where the Israelites received the Manna and experienced the first Quail Incident). Then finally they arrive before the Mountain of God (
throughout the ages called Mount Musa by local citizens) which is located in the southern region of the Sinai Peninsula... 
    In God's Rock, all is described in detail. Moses in the cleft of the Rock and then later Israel's encampment at Kadesh-barnea. Here, then, is t
he life of Moses (great man of faith) and much of his faith interactions-with-God are detailed in this book. As well, see how the faith of heaven was the interacting factor between this man and his God. In the book, all Bible passages are documented and much more is explained in the Appendixes.
    Indeed, all is told... and the Story continues beyond Moses' death  (250 pages of the Story and 100 pages of 9 Indexes with maps). However, the book also goes on to describe the Israelites crossing of the Jordan River into Canaan to celebrate the 41st Passover and Week of Unleavened Bread before they  conquered the fortified city of Jericho.

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   Map 1 shows when God (in Cloud by day and Fire by night... for 6 days and 6 nights) led Moses and the Israelites to a site in Egypt's wilderness for the festival of sacrifices. The festival occurred on the 7the day from leaving Goshen, which accurately matches (in the future) the days of Israel's annual Passover season ... Exodus 13:1-10 (and in this book). Moreover, notice that the Israelites were not led by God through a "sea of reeds"; nor were they led through the broad Sinai Peninsula to the Gulf of Aqaba before crossing the Red Sea.
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Map 1 in Appendix IX in God's Rock

A Brief Description of Israel's March

    On Map 1, the path is marked by a + with a circle around it and with a dot on the circle to show the direction of travel. (This map is much larger in the Appendix, covering two full pages.) Moses, Aaron, and the Israelites left Goshen after midnight on the night of Passover. Following God's Fire and Cloud, they traveled southeasterly on a road that paralleled the waterway adjacent to Goshen. They stayed on that road until reaching a junction of roads (location 4) and then turned south on the Nile River road until reaching a place where presently is the city of Cairo (location 5). The Fire and Cloud then led east and up into the wilderness mountains of Egypt along a road (marked by location 8) which ran up and over to the sea. They continued walking day and night following Cloud and Fire, which paused from time to time for the people to eat and rest or nap. In the mountains, on the evening of the sixth day of their march, the Fire and Cloud left the road to proceed to the first encampment site (encampment 1). This became the site of the festival of sacrifices (the encampment which later Moses entitled Succoth). This encampment and its festival was the focus of the agreement between God and Moses with Pharaoh. Exodus 12:29-38 and 13:17-22.
   From the Succoth encampment God led north a short distance and they encamped in the wilderness mountains within sight of a caravan route (just below them and north of this second encampment); this was the encampment which Moses later entitled Etham where they rested for a day. Then God led them (i.e. they 'turned back') to the road that ran through these mountains (upon which they had initially walked into the mountains). By this road, then, God continued to lead them on to the shore of the Gulf of Suez near 'Baal-zephon' and 'Pi-hahiroth' (still within Egypt's wilderness). There by the sea was the third resting place for a few days (encampment 3). At this point, the people's plan was to return home, probably north by a road along the Suez region and back to Goshen.
    However, Pharaoh and his army (troops from the military city of Zoan) attacked them by the sea. This forced them out of Egypt and across the dry seabed that quickly became prepared for them by their God.

   Then on the eastern shore (Sinai Peninsula) God did not allow them to encamp; so then after several hours of rejoicing He led them south along the shore until they came to the Wadi Sur where they were led up into the interior of Sinai into the Wilderness of Sur (this also was a region referred to by Moses as 'Etham', explained in the Appendix). All of this... and the rest of the journey on to the Wilderness of Sinai (i.e. the Mountain of God in the south of the peninsula) ... is detailed in the Appendix of God's Rock.
    All of the many passages (many of them scattered throughout the Bible) are given that were used in my research. The days of march, along with the distances of march, along with the direction of march were analyzed from these passages to calculate the path of the Israelites. All is explained in full in the Appendix, including how days-of-march (at that time in history) equates to our present day concept of distance traveled in miles.


   Readers of scripture need to understand that the words SuccothEtham, and many other such "names" were not names of known places or cities (then or now). These words are encampment-titles given by Moses, which expressed the significance of each encampment and what went on between God and His people in each encampment.
    Indeed, it was later when writing about the encampments that Moses gave each encampment a title (or title-name) so that when discussed within his teachings to the people (or later teachings by mothers and fathers to their children) the title or (title-name) of the encampment would quickly bring to mind its historical significance to Israel (which of course God wanted them to remember through the ages).
    Ah, but the above concept has been unrecognized through the ages by too many Bible students because of either no correct maps of Egypt, the Sinai Peninsular, and the Near East OR very incomplete maps.
    Therefore, the Western Church (which throughout the ages has had little concept of those lands) probably was led into misconceptions regarding the Exodus Story itself.
    To put it differently, until our present time, to understand the physical terrain, and the travel times, and the distances, and the directions, etc., ... readers of English Bible translations had to calculate all of it within their own mind's eye, for they had either no accurate maps, or they had errant maps (sadly, still even today in some Bible study resources ).
 
In Appendix IX of God's Rock are two ancient maps (centuries 1600s to 1800s) that
 demonstrate the trouble that researchers then had in figuring out the routes of the Exodus.


    Yet, some misconceptions are still with us today. The King James translation and most modern translations are all very good (the visitor should know that I use the King James exclusively for my work on this website). In my research for God's Rock, however, I found and had access to both modern maps and ancient data modernly discovered regarding Egypt, Sinai, and the Near East. Therefore, if I had continued to use 'traditions' and handed-down concepts (still much used today), I would have inferred to the modern reader of my book God's Rock that the Exodus Epoch is more like a "fantasy Bible text"... as many "experts" still contend.
    In my research, I came across many "expert" articles in Bible Dictionaries, etc., which simply reproduce the old concepts and traditions about the Exodus story, even to the point of denying that Israel actually passed through the Red Sea. Sadly, many Christians believe these "experts" instead of spending much of their own time in the Scriptures. And presently there are 'experts' that have the sea crossing through the Gulf of Aqaba, which does not match the many Bible passages.
    We are too much interested in our churches' agendas and programs (as compared to God's Agenda and Program of the Ages).
    All of Moses' descriptive details in Exodus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy are accurate (s
o a new, earnest, open-minded, lengthy look on the subject of Moses and the Exodus Epoch was needed), which was my primary purpose in researching and writing God's Rock.  All of God's Word is Truth.

    I trust that you will want to read the book, God's Rock. When you do, you might first want to take the time to wade through all of the appendixes; for with these in the forefront of your mind then you will comprehend (grasp) more of the foundational Bible Story upon which all scripture is built (i.e. regarding Israel and regarding God's Plan for the Ages in Christ). Indeed, God's Plan culminates when Christ Jesus ascends the throne of his kingdom in Jerusalem, the holy city of Israel, to reign for a thousand years. The Story in the book, along with its full Appendix, distinguishes God's Rock from most other books on the subject. It will prove to you that your Bible is the Accurate Word of God.
 
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