Published on March 26th, 2014 | by Robyn Purchia1
What Would Moses Drive?
Continuing on our quest to answer what cars the world’s gods, prophets, and holy teachers would drive, today EdenKeeper is tackling the question: What would Moses drive?
Most of us know the story of Moses — he is an important prophet in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. He is famously known for encountering God in the burning bush, leading the Exodus of Israelites out of Egypt (through the Red Sea), and recording the Ten Commandments. After 40 years of wandering the desert, Moses died within site of the Holy Land. Wouldn’t it all have gone so much faster and easier in a car? I think yes.
Moses would need a vehicle capable of transporting the Israelites through the harsh desert and over the Red Sea. I already know what you’re thinking: “How about one of those duck boats?” Let me just stop your right there and say no. For one, the tourist duck boats I’ve seen around San Francisco, Boston, and Washington, DC are just a bit too festive for an Exodus — I can’t imagine the Israelites were interested in quacking their way out of Egypt. And second, the military duck boats were designed only to last long enough for the demands of combat. Moses would need something with a bit more juice.
Perhaps Moses would use a vehicle that could actually transfer all the harsh desert sunlight into power. In the 2013 World Solar Challenge race in Australia, Eindhoven University of Technology’s “Stella” took first place in the Michelin Cruiser class after it completed the 3,000 kilometer journey from Darwin to Adelaide using nothing but the energy of the sun. Stella was designed to comfortably seat four people, while still possessing the ability to obtain respectable speeds. A fuel-efficient, fast car for families? Sounds perfect for Moses and the Israelites!
The Stella doesn’t solve the problem for how they could cross the Red Sea. Maybe they could somehow combine the solar vehicle with Raphaël Domjan’s solar plane, which may be able to fly to altitudes of 80,000 feet!. . . Or someone could try designing a solar powered duck boat. . . Or, I suppose, God could just part the Red Sea for Moses and the Israelites again.
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