This map shows “locations, names and routes of the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea (1st century CE). Periplus is a logbook recording sailing itineraries and commercial, political, and ethnological details about the ports visited. In an era before maps were in general use, it functioned as a combination atlas and traveller’s handbook.”(source wikipedia)
In his book The Histories, the 5th century BCE Greek historian Herodotus wrote about the cultures, nations, peoples and their gods in the known world. From northern Africa to India and from the Caucasus, Greece and Crete to Palestina and Persia. He described in full detail the complete histories of all those cultures.
He wrote about the Arabian Gulf. This is the seawater inlet between Arabia and North-east Africa. This seawater inlet, 355 km in width and 2250 km in lenght, nowadays is known as the Red Sea.
But he also wrote about The Erythraean Sea. This is the english name of the large sea-mass between East-Africa and West-Asia. The Ancient Greeks named this sea-mass Erythrâs Thalásses, which means “Red Sea”. –Erythrâs/red, Thalásses/sea.
And here is where modern his-torians start to confuse things. They renamed the Arabian Gulf into the Red Sea.
***Note: Nowhere in The Histories by Herodotus, or in any book by contemporary historians, are the names mentioned of Israel, Juda, the hebrews or the god of the hebrews. Not a single word. They just didnt exist in the 5th century BCE.***