Compiled by Flying Kiwi 

By no means am I stating that what I have researched and share on this website is the absolute truth concerning The Children of Israel and The Exodus,
rather it is from objectively looking at evidence and facts,  in a logical, practical but at the same time Biblical perspective.
This website is still under construction.


The Exodus happened of that there is no doubt. The crossing happened of that I have no doubt, so where did it occur?

Proposed route: Rameses to Succoth (Modern day Suez), collect Josephs bones.  Succoth to Etham (Modern day El Thamad).  Etham to Pi-Hahiroth (Modern day Nuweiba Beach).

Crossing during the night to modern day Saudi Arabia. (Maps below)

The real Mount Sinai (Horeb) is Jebel Al Lawz in Saudi Arabia, the Biblical Kadesh Barnea is the now known city of Petra.  See this page ,  and this one is fantastic

I propose the two collection points for water after camping at Succoth, was the oasis at Qalet el-Nakhl (120km ~ 2nd night time rest) and Furtajah Springs 15km from Nuweiba beach. (more below)


There is no other crossing location that logically, practically and Biblically matches as closely as does Nuweiba, any other place suggested for reasons of depth, slope, islands, ideal location and/or any other constructed reason, fail dismally.


Succoth to Pa-Hahiroth - Breakdown of travel including elevation and slopes   Link to Exodus 14:
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 First 'Day and Night'  16 hours travelling - 60km

Second 'Day and Night' 120km Water at the Oasis Qalet el-Nakhl

Third 'Day and Night' 175km Etham (El Thamad) 

Here's where it gets very interesting. From Etham (El Thamad), turning south they would have travelled down a wadi which is quite visible on Google Earth, the end of that wadi is exactly half way between Etham and the intersection of the western arm of the Wadi Watir and the main arm of the Wadi Watir, from that halfway point it is a constant downwards slope to Pa-Hahiroth (def. "The Mouth of Water") the Nuweiba beach, which is the "mouth" of the Wadi Watir (as a river mouth is also where it enters the sea)

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The Crossing

Exodus 14 v  1:        And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

                              2        Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Baalzephon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea.

God also knew that they would need water, not far from Nuweiba Beach on the Wadi Watir is Furtajah Springs, see satellite maps below.

From Google Earth: Furtajah Springs in the top left of the photo in the Wadi Watir. The modern day tarseal road can be seen.


Topographical map of Wadi Watir, note the 400 to 800 Metre walls to this dry canyon.

Topographical Map of Nuweiba, The Gulf of Aqaba and locating Mount Sinai/Horeb


True to scale rendition of underwater bridge slopes, using the British Admiralty Chart.  By Flying Kiwi

It is very frustrating to see concept drawings of Moses and The Children of Israel walking during the day through shallow parted seas with liquid walls, this is clearly contary to what God has written in scripture.

Exodus 14 v 30   So the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore.