The Suez Canal at Sunset

Promised posts on the book of Revelation have not been forgotten but other more pressing things have consumed my time.

This morning I ran across some photos I made of the Suez Canal and thought I would post one of them. This photo 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.

Ship in Suez Canal at sunset. Photo: ferrelljenkins.blog.

Ship passing through the Suez Canal where it crosses Lake Timsah at sunset. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

The Suez canal connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea. After ten years of work the canal was completed in 1869.

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. We have several posts dealing with this subject. Search for Suez Canal, Great Bitter Lake, or the Exodus.

Read the biblical account in Exodus 13.

2 responses to “The Suez Canal at Sunset

  1. Dennis Craig Baugh

    Brings back memories. In 1974, my ship was the first to enter the canal after the 1973 Arab-Israeli War. After squeezing our way around one sunken ship south of Port Said, we transited to Lake Timsah where we served as the support ship for the Nimbus Star/Moon/Spar clearance operations. We were there throughout the summer into the fall of 1974.

  2. Looking forward to my trip there in November 2021!

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