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Earth, Wind, and Fire

The volcanoes and other geological events behind Exodus

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The ten plagues, the parting of the Red Sea, the drowning of Pharaoh and his army. Barbara Sivertsen delved into the geological record and came up with a new theory that explains them all. She’s the managing editor of the Journal of Geology, and her new book is called The Parting of the Sea: How Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Plagues Shaped the Story of Exodus.


Illustrations from The Golden Haggadah, courtesy British Library.

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Earth, Wind, and Fire

The volcanoes and other geological events behind Exodus

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