During our Bible study tours of Egypt, we visit the two suggested sites of the Israelite’s crossing. The most compelling archaeological find is the pillar (on the right) that was placed by Solomon to be a memorial of the Israelite crossing led by Moses. The day at the sight is quite fun as we pull out our Bibles and discuss the various geographical markers. The pillar itself has had the etchings removed. Isaiah 19:19 states “In that day there will be an altar to the LORD in the heart of Egypt, and a monument to the LORD at its border.” Could this pillar be that monument?
Explorer Ron Wyatt in 1984 wrote that there was a matching pillar was found on the other side of the Gulf in Saudi Arabia. On the Saudi pillar, were Hebrew inscriptions that included the words, “Mizraim” (Egypt), Pharaoh, Moses, death, water, Yahweh, Solomon and Edom.
The name of the place where the pillar is placed is called Nuweiba, or Nuwayba, short for Nuwayba al Muzayyinah which means “waters of Moses opening.” For those of you who enjoy snorkeling or scuba diving, there are remains of chariots and wheels under water at the site too. Bible-based tours of Egypt are critical to see sites that are important to the Jewish and Christian faith. Most Egyptologists ignore many of these critical sites. A Christian religious tour of Egypt is excellent for families, especially families with home-schoolers. With this visit to the Red Sea, it adds beach fun that breaks up the primarily archaeological site study.