By Immanuel Velikovsky
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31). 4 H. Gressmann, Uo$e und seine Zeit (Gottingen, 1913), Ibii, p. 108. p. 107. AGES IN CHAOS 14 by the hail only flax and barley were destroyed, because they already were ripe, and the wheat with the rye were spared because they used to ripen later. This gloss was added in order that at the next plague the locusts should have something to devour [etwas zu jressen haben]"" Sometimes the tale-spinners' self-control failed, as can be seen in the story of the boils: "Pest boils don't fly like ashes in the air, and still Moses was made to sprinkle the ashes of " the furnace 'toward the heaven/ 7 The other approach tried to find a natural explanation for the plagues.
Were these desert close to seismic disturbances of great magnitude confined to a comparatively small area? Is any earthquake at all mentioned in Egyptian records? The standard works on Egyptian history contain no mention of an earthquake, and none of plagues. Nevertheless, we should like to persist with our question. In this persistence we are guided by the consideration that something great may be at stake. If we could help this witness on the stand remember some the annals of aneient Egypt to we might perchance obtain a vast catastrophe, precious clue to an obscure problem, at whose door now more than two thousand all disputes, years old, have remained without decision.
By frenzied elements. When the Israelites departed AGES IN CHAOS 22 from country they witnessed gigantic tidal waves on the sea; in the desert, they experienced spasmodic movements of the earth's surface and volcanic activity on a great scale, with lava tlic farther ofF, gushing out of the cleft springs disappearing or The ground, suddenly yawning chasms, 8 and bitter. becoming be asked here logical question to is: Is this testimony entirely not a collection of misleading inventions, can it be that nothing of this was noticed by the Egyptians?
Ages in Chaos by Immanuel Velikovsky