Miracles of Exodus: a Scientist's Discovery of the Extraordinary Natural Causes of the Biblical Stories

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9780060514044: Miracles of Exodus: a Scientist's Discovery of the Extraordinary Natural Causes of the Biblical Stories

The Real Story of the Exodus

Colin Humphreys, a world-renowned Cambridge University scientist, reveals for the first time the concrete, scientific truth behind the Exodus miracles.

  • The Burning Bush: Caused by a volcanic vent that opened up under the bush.

  • Crossing the Red Sea: The water was pushed back by a very strong wind blowing all night. This is a known physical phenomenon called wind setdown. The details given in the Bible mean we can pinpoint where the Red Sea crossing occurred.

  • Drowning Pharaoh's Army: When the very strong wind suddenly stopped blowing, the water rushed back in the form of a rapidly returning "bore" wave, sweeping Pharaoh's army into the sea.

  • Mount Sinai: The real Mount Sinai is in present-day Saudi Arabia, not the Sinai Desert as is generally assumed.

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Review:

"Biblical history buffs will likely enjoy Humphrey's exodian excursions."--Kirkus Reviews

"A simply fascinating, and extremely readable, study of the Israelites in Egypt and on the desert way to Sinai."--Professor Robert Gordon, Regius Professor of Hebrew, Cambridge University

"Fascinating, highly readable...carefully researched and cogently argued. Recommended."--Library Journal

"This book will re-open the question of what happened when the Hebrews left Egypt for the Promised Land."--John Ray, Professor of Egyptology, University of Cambridge

"A strikingly novel interpretation of the Exodus story that will interest many students of the Bible."--Rev. Dr. John Polkinghorne, Templeton Prize winner, and author of Belief in God in an Age of Science

A simply fascinating, and extremely readable, study of the Israelites in Egypt and on the desert way to Sinai. --Professor Robert Gordon, Regius Professor of Hebrew, Cambridge University"

A strikingly novel interpretation of the Exodus story that will interest many students of the Bible. --Rev. Dr. John Polkinghorne, Templeton Prize winner, and author of Belief in God in an Age of Science"

This book will re-open the question of what happened when the Hebrews left Egypt for the Promised Land. --John Ray, Professor of Egyptology, University of Cambridge"

Biblical history buffs will likely enjoy Humphrey s exodian excursions. --Kirkus Reviews"

Fascinating, highly readable...carefully researched and cogently argued. Recommended. --Library Journal"

About the Author:

Colin Humpreys is a renowned Cambridge University physicist who has received considerable publicity for his ideas and research, which span many fields from computer chips to microprinting, eternal lightbulbs, and computer chips in the brain. His passion for more than 20 years has been examining the Bible in the light of science, and he is expert not only in physics but chemistry, astronomy, and geology. He is president of the Institute of Materials and Goldsmiths' Professor of Materials Science and head of the Rolls Royce University Technology Centre at Cambridge University, and chair of Christians in Science for the United Kingdom. He was recently honored by the Queen with the title of Commander, Order of the British Empire, for services to science research and communication.

Humphreys is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the Institute of Physics, and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials. He has been awarded an Honorary D.Sc. by the University of Leicester. He has been president of the Physics section of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. He has published over 400 scientific papers and given plenary lectures at major international conferences throughout the world.

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