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George Frederick Wright, professor of geology of Oberlin College, arrived home from the old world on March 22. He has been making explorations in Asia and Africa and he claims to have made an interesting discovery, which he tells about as follows: "It has hitherto been supposed that the children of Israel crossed the Red Sea at Suez, but it has been found difficult to reconcile this supposition with the fact that a million persons crossed the sea in a single night, which would necessitate a very wide division of the waters. My explorations north of Suez have convinced me that the point of crossing was twenty miles north of Suez, because at that point the conditions are all fulfilled. The waters at that time were about four feet in depth there and the mountains are in the west just as related, and an east wind would have swept bare a place at least five miles wide."

In an editorial article on "Is moral Evil Endless?" The Congregationalist says: "This question, in various forms, is presented frequently in the examination of candidates for ordination to the ministry. A generation ago in Congregational councils only the affirmative answer was admissible. The Andover Creed was unchallenged which declared that 'the wicked will . . . with devils be plunged into the lake that burneth with fire and brimstone forever and ever.'

April 11, 1901

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