I am a pastor of a little country church. Our Sunday school lesson is about Moses, Pharaoh, and the Red Sea. I was looking for a graphic, a really good picture to illustrate the route when I found your site.
I also was intrigued by the idea that God led them down the side of the sea to entice Pharaoh to follow, insuring his demise. I knew and have taught the subject for a number of years, but the "bait" idea was a new one. I have to admit it just proved to me once again that our wonderful Jehovah God not only sees and knows, but also has a sense of humor. And He shares his humor with us at times. This was definitely one for me.
My background is that of a military veteran, so military tactics are nothing new to me, but this one was significantly different in my earlier understandings, and I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful insight you gave me to this story.
May God bless,