Moses' Red Sea Parting Explained by Computer Model : Discovery News I had it in my head that the movie version was correct, that being that Moses placed his staff into the waters and the Sea parted. This is not the Biblical account. According to the Bible, Moses stretched out his arms and a strong wind blew all night from the East. This research team confirmed that such a wind would infact part the Red Sea allowing for the large Jewish convoy to pass. Cool stuff.