Like hell you didn't know I was British.
I doubt whether the composers of the OT had any philosophical or poetic prowess. Like most early theistic narrative I suggest this is nothing more than a picturesque expression of 'trust in the omnipotent being and all will be resolved''.
didnt know of global tectonics in the least, and had no idea about the RED SEA/AFAR Triple point where diveregent AND convergent plates meet.
With repect to my use of the term OT , I was specifically refering to the pentateuch, perticularly Exodus , in which the Red Sea incident appea, since this was the thread target. But perhaps 'prowess' was the wrong choice of word given the multiple authorship ...intent' would have been better. Your argument about extension of 'OT' to non focal texts is spurious. The bee stays in your bonnnet methinks !
Coincidently, I am just watching a BBC programme on the writing/translation of the King James Bible by committee ! ...apparently a political project driven by a King obsessed with the intricacies of language, especially poetic metaphor, with final copy subject to testing by its impact when read aloud !