The body of water between Egypt and Arabia. Its two northern gulfs form the coastline of the Sinai Peninsula. The Lord miraculously parted the Red Sea so that the Israelites under Moses’ leadership could pass through on dry ground (Ex. 14:13–31; Heb. 11:29). The parting of the sea by Moses is confirmed in latter-day revelation (1 Ne. 4:2; Hel. 8:11; D&C 8:3; Moses 1:25).