The account of the march of the Israelites through the Red Sea is given in Ex. 14:22-31. There has been great diversity of opinion as to the precise place where this occurred. The difficulty of arriving at any definite conclusion on the matter is much increased by the consideration that the head of the Gulf of Suez, which was the branch of the sea that was crossed, must have extended at the time of the Exodus probably 50 miles farther north than it does at present. Some have argued that the crossing took place opposite the Wady Tawarik, where the sea is at present some 7 miles broad. But the opinion that seems to be best supported is that which points to the neighbourhood of Suez. This position perfectly satisfies all the conditions of the stupendous miracle as recorded in the sacred narrative. (See EXODUS.)
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[pas-ij-wey] /ˈpæs ɪdʒˌweɪ/ noun 1. a for passing into, through, or out of something, as within a building or between buildings; a corridor, hall, alley, catwalk, or the like. 2. a corridor on a ship. /ˈpæsɪdʒˌweɪ/ noun 1. a way, esp one in or between buildings; passage n. 1640s, American English, from passage + way.
[pas-ij-wurk] /ˈpæs ɪdʒˌwɜrk/ noun, Music. 1. writing that is often extraneous to the thematic material of a and is typically of a virtuosic or decorative character: passagework consisting of scales, arpeggios, trills, and double octaves. 2. the performance of such writing: The pianist’s passagework is brilliantly clear and smooth.
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