Who was the last to cross the sea? We have an image of Moses at the front splitting the sea but perhaps it went differently. Before the crossing we read: And the angel of God that was going before the camp of Israel moved and went behind them…Ralbag identifies this angel of God as Moses. He placed himself between Egypt and Israel, and subsequently, explains R. Meir Simcha of Dvinsk, Moses was the last to cross the sea. Moses, it seems, was the first person to lead from behind.