Posts Tagged ‘geography’
How long would it have taken Israel to reach Canaan if they had not wandered for 40 years?
Question: How many days would it had taken the Israelites to travel from Egypt to Canaan, instead of 40 years? Answer: If you don’t consider the two years at Mount Sinai, it took Israel about two and a half months to reach the southern edge of Canaan. See: How long did the exodus from Egypt take?Read More
I’m using your Exodus map
Question: Just wanted to let you know that I am using your map of the crossing of the Red Sea with the children (4-5 yr old) in class at church. Thank you ever so much for this work. Answer: I’m glad found the map useful.Read More
Proclaimed in All Creation
by Jefferson David Tant via Biblical Insights, March 2011, page 9. Some thirty years after Christ’s death, Paul wrote to the Colossians. A year later, an earthquake destroyed Colossae along with Laodicea and Hierapolis. Among the interesting things in Paul’s letter is the statement in Colossians 1:23, wherein he urges them to “continue in the faith…Read More
Could the Israelites have crossed the Red Sea in one night?
Question: 1. What was the approximate width of the crossing point of the Red Sea by Israelites? 2. Could that dry path created in the Red Sea be wide enough to allow all the approximately 5,000,000 Israelites to cross the sea in one night with children and luggage? Another miracle? Answer: Since we don’t know…Read More
What was the source of the water used to fill the bronze sea?
Question: What was the source of the water used to fill the bronze sea? Answer: The Bible doesn’t mention what water was used to fill the bronze sea. Jerusalem had numerous pools and we know from archeology that Solomon has several underground cisterns hewn into the rock. Ecclesiastes 2:6 mentions that Solomon did build pools.…Read More
What does Laodicea mean?
Question: What does Laodicea mean? Answer: Laodicea is the name of a city in Asia Minor that wasn’t too far from Colosse. The name of the city is a compound Greek word: laos means people, nation, or crowd; dike means custom, law, judgment, penalty, or punishment, depending on the context. From that, most conclude that the founders of Laodicea…Read More
Why did Paul say Sinai was in Arabia?
Question: I am a great admirer of your well-studied responses. I wanted to ask about a comment from the question; “Could Israel crossed the Red Sea on the eastern side of the Sinai Peninsula?” In your response, you said, “Typically people wish to claim that Mount Sinai was on the Arabian Peninsula.” In Galatians 4:25…Read More
Does the Bible state the world is flat?
Question: [This is the first point in an overly long document that was sent, purporting to prove there are errors in the Bible. This first point claims that the Bible states the world is flat. I’m not going to give space for false teaching, but I want to illustrate with this first point the errors…Read More
How did Israel get across land they were forbidden to travel if they came from the Sinai Peninsula?
Question: I have read in several places in the Bible where the southern border of the Promised Land is from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea (Exodus 23:31) If you look at a map you will see the Promised Land seals the Northern Sinai Peninsula from end to end. So, during the Exodus, how…Read More
I appreciate your web site
Question: I just wanted to let you know I appreciate your web site. I was reading in Isaiah 35 where the prophecy was concerning the land of Edom and wondered where present-day Edom is. I typed in Edom on bing.com and chose your web site. It was very easy to read and understand and included…Read More