Sunset on the Suez Canal and Lake Timsah

Our photo today was made from the Asia side of the Suez Canal. The view is west toward Africa. At this point the Suez Canal cuts through Lake Timsah.

Sunset over Lake Timsah and the Suez Canal. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

Sunset over Lake Timsah and the Suez Canal. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

Some scholars have suggested that the crossing by the Israelites as they left Egypt may have been in the area around Lake Timsah (through, south or north of it). Other suggestions include a site in the vicinity of Lake Ballah or the Great Bitter Lake for the crossing.

Read the biblical account in Exodus 13.

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