Re: history channel and story of moses
i caught a little bit of a show on history channel, basically it went through what moses did and gave scientific reasonable explanations for everything that happened.
For example:When moses crosses the red sea, instead of god seperating the waters they said that moses actually went to a place called "the reed sea?", where it was swampy and low tide made it possible for them to cross.
They also went on to explain how jericho was really taken.they took the best and most disciplined soldiers, "spec-ops" basically, and had them infiltrate the walls using the prostitutes help,and they used the march around the city and the horns as a distraction while they killed the gate guards, which is why he kept saying there were to many troops over and over until they had enough.
interesting to say the least.
Im not saying its true, but i didnt have time to finish it and started partway thru the show, I just want to know if anyone else saw this and whether or not they had proof, or its all theory.(im guessing its theory?)
Apropos of what is actually "reported" by the History Channel of the Torah (the Jewish "bible") -
It is called the "Sea of Reeds," not the Red Sea. The Red Sea was a later easier mistranslation for Christians. And, it literally says that "G-d caused a strong East wind to blow" all night... In other words, there ain't no Cecil B. Demille moment in the Torah when Moses splits the sea into towering walls of water. According to the Torah, all of G-d's miracles should be able to be explained by "natural events," thereby giving free will to any observers who can choose to believe whether it was caused by G-d or not.
The same with Jericho - the above depiction vis a vis the prostitute is a fairly accurate description of what is in the Torah.
"Joshua fit de battle of Jericho..." is a nice Christian (Negro spiritual) song that describes what the Christians thought happened, not what the Torah says happened...