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This page was last updated on 11 June, 2017.
At the time of updating this page, I’ve covered the whole route.
Does that mean this topic is done and closed? No!
Far from. The Exodus is still hidden in the mists of time. While some explanations are ‘certain’, other parts about the Exodus aren’t.
So as time passes I’ll update this site with extra information to support what’s already here. But I’ll also add alternative possibilities. I still have a 1000+ pages source material to wade trough.
Please return for more :-
2. What is a miracle?
“Something that violates the law of nature” is the classical view, which most certainly is right. But there are other miracles too. For example:
Similar things will be presented on the next pages. The Bible shows, or at least hints toward natural causes for many of the Exodus miracles.
Does that remove the hand from God from all those events? Not at all. The miracles in Exodus all happened at exactly the right time. Over and over again.
Was that pure random luck? I don’t think so. God quite often uses natural things as a miracle:
Natural things ascribed to God:
Psa 46:9 and causes wars to end throughout the earth. He breaks the bow and snaps the spear in two; he burns the shields with fire.
Psa 147:13 For he has fortified the bars of your gates and blessed your children within you.
Psa 147:14 He sends peace across your nation and satisfies you with plenty of the finest wheat.
Psa 147:15 He sends his orders to the world-
Psa 147:16 He sends the snow like white wool; he scatters frost upon the ground like ashes.
Psa 147:17 He hurls the hail like stones. Who can stand against his freezing cold?
Psa 147:18 Then, at his command, it all melts. He sends his winds, and the ice thaws.
Psa 18:9 He opened the heavens and came down; dark storm clouds were beneath his feet.
Psa 18:10 Mounted on a mighty angel, he flew, soaring on the wings of the wind.
Psa 18:11 He shrouded himself in darkness, veiling his approach with dense rain clouds.
Psa 18:12 The brilliance of his presence broke through the clouds, raining down hail and burning coals.
Psa 18:13 The LORD thundered from heaven.
So in Psalms we read many examples of weather phenomena being ascribed to God. He’s also controlling the harvests (by weather). So many miracles are by using natural tools.
Likely the Flood is the most well known example. While it was the Hand of God it was just rain.
The Red Sea was parted by an east wind. Nothing miraculous about a storm. But being at the right spot at the right time is something far less common.
Did God start the storm? Or did the laws of nature start the storm? If the laws of nature; who made those laws…?
When Israel fought wars against its enemies, God could have destroyed those armies with a thought. But that’s not how it went. The Israelites fought real (natural) wars but won in miraculous ways against all odds.
Of course there are also other types of miracles; but the above should prove to you God’s miracles/control also is manifested through what looks natural.
Even if you are of the opinion that the Exodus is full of miracles of the classic definition I think this site may be still of interest to you because there is much more to tell about Exodus than just the miracles.
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