Where did the Israelites Cross the Red Sea?
There is no way to know for certain where the Israelites crossed the Red Sea, God has left this great event as a mystery for his own reason. There have been no discoveries thus far that can help answer this question. The Red Sea is about 1000 miles long and nearly 200 miles wide at its largest part. When the Israelites escaped Egypt the Bible says that the Red Sea parted and the Israelites crossed on dry ground. It is interesting that the waters to the extreme north of the Red Sea have been drying up for thousands of years, just as the Persian Gulf waters where Ur of the Chaldees was located. It could have receded perhaps 50-100 miles since ancient times although there is no way of knowing. In fact the prophet Isaiah mentioned the drying up of the Red Sea (Isaiah 11:15; Isaiah 19:5).