and their chariots and their horsemen.'
and the Lord swept them into the sea.
against the Egyptians,
and put their trust in him and in Moses his servant."
The Israelites went safely through the sea, with walls of water on either side of them. There is an animated film ("The Prince of Egypt") about Moses' life and when the Exodus is portrayed, I can't help but think of the way it depicted the Israelites' journey through the water. They showed the fish and various sea creatures swimming alongside the Israelites behind the walls of water, like fish in a gigantic aquarium, and that image always comes to mind when I read about the walls of water on their left and on their right.
I do believe, though, that the destruction of the entire Egyptian army would have had a significant effect upon Egypt's military efforts for a while, and it is possible that we may use that as a clue as to who was the Pharaoh at this time. It would take some time for Egypt to rebuild its fighting force to the same level it enjoyed before this incident, and this may show up in history as a time where Egypt kept to itself for a bit and did not go out on extensive campaigns. I am no expert in Egyptian history, but the idea is worth exploring. Any thoughts? Please share them in the comments below.