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Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 | Author:

The Bible is the best source of answers to questions of location. It is amazing to see some Bible maps as they attempt to locate the Red Sea, or more proper, the Sea of Reeds. Let’s look at the Bible for this answer as well.

“King Solomon also built a fleet of ships in Ezion-geber, which is near Eloth on the shore of the Red Sea (Sea of Reeds), in the land of Edom.”                                                                     1 Kings 9:26 NASB

Well, there you have it. The Red Sea is the Gulf of Aqaba. But where is the Gulf of Aqaba? It is where Ezion-geber and Eloth are located. Where are they located? They are located at the very end of the Gulf of Aqaba, where sea meets the land. It is not located inland like some Bible maps show it. This is the same Red Sea that the Israeli people crossed on their way out of Egypt. Also, Mount Sinai is not where it is located on maps either. It is located across the Red Sea in the land of what is today Saudi Arabia. So they had to cross the Red Sea to get to it as they escaped from Egyptian bondage. How do we know that Sinai is in Saudi Arabia? The Apostle Paul tells us that it is.

“Now this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children.”                                                                                            Galatians 4:25 NASB

It is interesting to read the sites that try to hold on to the Mount Sinai peninsula which is part of Egypt. If the Jews were fleeing from Egypt, why would they stay in Jerusalem. Also, where was there a huge body of water that they HAD to cross. The bitter lake, that many tell us about, can be avoided on their way to the Promised Land.

Well, there you have my take on this issue, along with biblical evidence to back it up.

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Monday, June 17th, 2013 | Author:

According to an article I read in the Wall Street Journal, a Japanese man just passed away at the age of 116 years 54 days. His name is Jiroemon Kimura and has lived in Japan his whole life. He worked in the postal system for forty years and retired at the age of sixty-five, back in 1962. He helped his son in farming until the age of ninety. He was born in 1897, the year of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. He has lived through two world wars, the reigns of four Japanese emperors and twenty U. S. presidents. He was the last man to have lived in the nineteenth century.

At his death the title of the oldest living human passed to another Japanese person, a lady by the name of Misao Okawa, who is a mere 115 years old. WOW!

Talk about your long livers!!!

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