Exodus 14:21-29 - Sea of Reeds or Red Sea?
Moses was a Hebrew raised in the household of the Pharaoh of Egypt. He followed the call of God to free the Hebrew slaves held in Egypt and then lead them through the wilderness to the Promised Land. As people emerging from a pandemic wilderness, we can learn a lot from Moses’s story. It teaches us how to be a stronger community and a people of hope in an age when people seem more disconnected and worried than ever.
This week, we are examining the body of water where Moses led the Hebrews from slavery in Egypt into the wilderness and toward the Promised Land. In the original Hebrew, the body of water that the people crossed is referred to as the “Sea of Reeds” and not the “Red Sea.” We will look at different interpretations of what this means and how it does or does not matter for the larger message conveyed by the Exodus story.
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