The Heinsohn Horizon and The Parting of the Red Sea

One of the points of commonality between the history of Hindu Astronomy and Leona Libby’s Old Japanese Cedar Tree Chronology is that they both suggest there was [roughly] a 300 year period of geological and cultural disruption leading up to the Heinsohn Horizon.

More significantly, the history of Hindu Astronomy includes a gap between 630 and 950 AD that embraces the Arabian Horizon [637 AD] and the Heinsohn Horizon [914 AD].


The mainstream earthquake chronology for the Levant has a similar period of major geological and cultural disruption leading up to the Heinsohn Horizon in 914 AD.

The period of major disruption began around 526 AD.

The 526 Antioch earthquake hit Syria (region) and Antioch in the Byzantine Empire in 526.

It struck during late May, probably between May 20–29, at mid-morning, killing approximately 250,000 people.

The earthquake was followed by a fire that destroyed most of the buildings left standing by the earthquake.

551 – affects much of the Middle East, possibly largest event in the Levant
Gush Halav is destroyed.
A major tsunami sweeps the coast from Caesarea to Tripoli, Lebanon

The 551 Beirut earthquake occurred on 9 July with an estimated magnitude of about 7.6 on the moment magnitude scale and a maximum felt intensity of X (Violent) on the Mercalli intensity scale.

It triggered a devastating tsunami which affected the coastal towns of Byzantine Phoenicia, causing great destruction and sinking many ships.

There is little in the way of detailed descriptions of the damage caused by this earthquake in contemporary accounts.

Sources refer to the coastal cities from Tyre to Tripoli being reduced to ruins with many thousands of casualties.

Antoninus of Piacenza reported that 30,000 people died in Beirut alone.

And finished around 847 AD.

The 847 Damascus earthquake occurred (probably on 24 November) in AD 847.

Recent scholarship suggests that the earthquake was part of a multiple earthquake stretching from Damascus to the south, to Antioch in the north and to Mosul in the east.

There were an estimated 20,000 casualties in Antioch according to the 13th-century historian and writer Al-Dhahabi, and 50,000 in Mosul.

A number of other towns and cities in the Middle East also suffered major destruction in 847 A.D., probably on the same day (24 November).

The earthquake in Antioch may have been the same one which destroyed much of Damascus, Syria on 24 November 847.

The Damascus earthquake began around dawn, lasting until at least midday; part of the Umayyad (Great) Mosque was destroyed and its minaret fell down.

Bridges and houses collapsed, and huge stones were displaced.

Other towns near Damascus were destroyed including Darayya.

There was destruction in towns in Homs (Syria), in Lebanon, and also in the region of Al-Jazira, Mesopotamia.

There was also a large earthquake in Mosul (now in Iraq), in which up to 50,000 people were killed.

In between there were other serious earthquakes.

746–749 – a series of earthquakes, often confused into one.
Tiberias, Baysan (Beit She’an) and Hippos were largely destroyed.
A large event was centered in the Jordan Valley and had a magnitude of 7.6.

A devastating earthquake known in the scientific literature as the Earthquake of 749 struck on January 18, 749 in areas of the Umayyad Caliphate, the worst affected being parts of Palestine and western Transjordan.

The cities of Tiberias, Beit She’an, Hippos and Pella were largely destroyed while many other cities across the Levant were heavily damaged.

The casualties numbered in the tens of thousands.

Unsurprisingly, given the scale of the disruptions, these dates can be “controversial”.

The exact date of this earthquake is controversial; some scholars date it to 746, others to 747 or 748. In 1960, M. Margaliot suggested that the earthquake took place in 749.

The dating of the ‘Earthquake of the Sabbatical Year’ of 749 C.E. in Palestine
Yoram Tsafrir and Gideon Foerster
School of Oriental and African Studies – University of London -1992

And it’s likely some events are incorrectly interpreted in the history books.

The reconciliation of the Roman Greece Splice suggests the crushing of the entire Greek peninsula in 88 BC is associated with the perihelion of Comet Halley in 607 CE and that the Year of the Four Emperors in 69 AD was triggered by the sand layer associated with the perihelion of Comet Halley in 760 CE.



The Levant earthquakes are associated with “lateral displacement” along the Dead Sea Transform.

The Dead Sea Transform (DST) fault system, also sometimes referred to as the Dead Sea Rift, is a series of faults that run from the Maras Triple Junction (a junction with the East Anatolian Fault in southeastern Turkey) to the northern end of the Red Sea Rift (just offshore of the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula).

The fault system forms the transform boundary between the African Plate to the west and the Arabian Plate to the east.

It is a zone of left lateral displacement, signifying the relative motions of the two plates.

Both plates are moving in a general north-northeast direction, but the Arabian Plate is moving faster, resulting in the observed left lateral motions along the fault of approximately 107 km.

A component of extension is also present in the southern part of the transform, which has contributed to a series of depressions, or pull-apart basins, forming the Gulf of Aqaba, Dead Sea, Sea of Galilee and Hula basins.

This “lateral displacement” implies the waters of the Red Sea didn’t part in Biblical times.

The Crossing of the Red Sea (Crossing of the Red Sea or Sea of Reeds) is part of the biblical narrative of the escape of the Israelites, led by Moses, from the pursuing Egyptians in the Book of Exodus 13:17-14:29. This story is also mentioned in the Quran in Surah 26: Al-Shu’ara’ (The Poets) in verses 60-67.

According to the Exodus account, Moses held out his staff and the Red Sea was parted by God.

Did the parting of the sea really happen? We will never know,” says Holland.

“But Carl Drews has used impeccable science to show both where and how it may have happened.”

Where was the “Sea of Reeds”?

The first thing you need to know about the supposed parting of the Red Sea is that according to Drews’ theory, it did not occur in the actual “Red Sea” that we see on a map today — the long, thin, nearly north-south running body of water between Saudi Arabia on the east and Egypt and Sudan on the west.

No, really: There is a scientific explanation for the parting of the Red Sea in Exodus
The Washington Post – Chris Mooney – 8 Dec2014

The “lateral displacement” implies the land parted to form the Red Sea in Biblical times.

In other words:

The Parting of the Red Sea narrative is all about Geology in the 1st millennium CE.

Just not the type of Gradualist Geology preached by James Hutton and academia.

James Hutton FRSE (1726-1797) was a Scottish geologist, physician, chemical manufacturer, naturalist, and experimental agriculturalist.

He originated the theory of uniformitarianism – a fundamental principle of geology – which explains the features of the Earth’s crust by means of natural processes over geologic time.

Hutton’s work established geology as a proper science, and thus he is often referred to as the “Father of Modern Geology”.

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6 Responses to The Heinsohn Horizon and The Parting of the Red Sea

  1. Louis Hissink says:

    The Exodus was 1st millennium? I’m beginning to conclude that the authors of the various scriptures and holy books attributed to the period were barking mad as a consequence of serious cognitive dissonance, no, worse than that, severely traumatised brains getting everything muddled up.

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