Red Sea

Doug R

English - Canada
I have seen both ים סוף and ים האדום as translations of Red Sea. Is there a difference between the two in usage?
  • radagasty

    Senior Member
    Australia, Cantonese
    There is also speculation that the ים סוף of the Exodus narrative is not the Red Sea, but the Reed Sea, whose historical location is uncertain, possibly the former marshland at the northern tip of the Red Sea, through which the Suez Canal passes.