Exodus 14:21

Hebrew Bible

19 The angel of God, who was going before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them, and the pillar of cloud moved from before them and stood behind them. 20 It came between the Egyptian camp and the Israelite camp; it was a dark cloud and it lit up the night so that one camp did not come near the other the whole night. 21 Moses stretched out his hand toward the sea, and the Lord drove the sea apart by a strong east wind all that night, and he made the sea into dry land, and the water was divided. 22 So the Israelites went through the middle of the sea on dry ground, the water forming a wall for them on their right and on their left. 23 The Egyptians chased them and followed them into the middle of the sea—all the horses of Pharaoh, his chariots, and his horsemen.

2 Kings 2:8

Hebrew Bible

6 Elijah said to him, “Stay here, for the Lord has sent me to the Jordan.” But he replied, “As certainly as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” So they traveled on together. 7 The 50 members of the prophetic guild went and stood opposite them at a distance, while Elijah and Elisha stood by the Jordan. 8 Elijah took his cloak, folded it up, and hit the water with it. The water divided, and the two of them crossed over on dry ground. 9 When they had crossed over, Elijah said to Elisha, “What can I do for you, before I am taken away from you?” Elisha answered, “May I receive a double portion of the prophetic spirit that energizes you?” 10 Elijah replied, “That’s a difficult request! If you see me taken from you, may it be so, but if you don’t, it will not happen.”

 Notes and References

"... the shared materials in the ark texts of Samuel–Kings and Chronicles affect those in the Pentateuch and Former Prophets in Chapter 4. This chapter will examine how the “special Kings material” such as Elijah–Elisha’s crossing of the Jordan (2 Kings 2) is linked to other similar texts in the Pentateuch (Exodus 13:17-14:31) and in the Former Prophets (Joshua 3–4). In order to find enough connections to justify putting them in any order at all, I will examine some shared words, major themes and motifs in these texts. Then, I will examine how the literary layers in Exodus 13:17–14:31, Joshua 3–4, and 2 Kings 2 are connected with each other ... (Exodus 14:21; Joshua 3:17; 4:18; 2 Kings 2:8). חרבה is common to all three narratives (Exodus 14:21; Joshua 3:17; 4:18; 2 Kings 2:8), referring to “dry ground.” ..."

Lee, Eun-Woo Crossing the Jordan: Diachrony versus Synchrony in the Book of Joshua (p. 136) Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2013

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