Daily Archives: April 21, 2009

The Nile canals

The prophet Ezekiel  foretold the fall of Egypt at the hand of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon (Ezekiel 30:10). Nebuchadnezzar defeated Pharaoh Neco at the battle of Carchemish in 605 B.C.

The prophet said,

“Moreover, I will make the Nile canals dry And sell the land into the hands of evil men. And I will make the land desolate And all that is in it, By the hand of strangers; I the LORD have spoken.” (Ezekiel 30:12 NAS)

Over a period of time the branches of the Nile in Lower Egypt (the Nile Delta) dried up. The course of the Pelusiac branch is known, but much of it is replaced by a canal running northeast from the area of Cairo to the Suez Canal.

This photo shows a man fishing with a net in the Pelusiac branch which runs through the biblical land of Goshen (Genesis 45:10).

Fishing in the Pelusiac Branch of the Nile. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

Fishing in the Pelusiac Branch of the Nile. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.