Earth, Wind, and Fire
The volcanoes and other geological events behind Exodus
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.