Skip to comments.Mount Sinai Found!
Posted on 02/08/2014 1:58:40 PM PST by SunkenCiv
For those who have never been to Mitzpe Ramon, youre missing out. Its on the edge of the Ramon makhtesh -- Israels Grand Canyon. In fact, although it is called a crater in English, it is actually a makhtesh i.e., a box canyon, formed not by a meteor or a river, but by geological processes of a receding ocean. It is the worlds largest makhtesh!
In any event, no one listened, but everyone had a lot of fun. My friend Hershel Shanks who moderated my session chided me for being too confident. He wanted me to have an appropriate mount of humility when I said that his theory following the late Frank Moore Cross that Mount Sinai was in Saudi Arabia was impossible. Hershel, by definition, Mount Sinai has to be in the Sinai, or its not Mount Sinai. Having said all this, Joshua Schmidt has to be commended for creating this forum. The only way to get to the truth is by a civilized debate.
Here is a link to my paper where I contend -- no one has made a single argument as to why I am wrong -- that Hashem el-Tarif, a mountain about 45 minutes out of Eilat into the Sinai desert is, without question, (sorry, Hershel, I know I should be more humble) Mount Sinai!
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That link doesn’t work and the home website won’t load.
These coordinates are worth checking out:
There is an ancient pillar on each side of the Red Sea where the the Israelites were marked as crossing in Moses’ day.
it finally loaded for me
Mt. Sinai is Conference Room just down the hall from me, so I don’t have trouble finding it. Mt. Hamilton, Everest, Mt. Rose, and Mt. Diablo are a lot harder to find.
Now how’d that son of a gun get up there?
A shade west of those coordinates is a traditional location for the mountain. The coordinates place one at/near a delta-shaped placement of stones thought to be an altar of sacrifice constructed under the auspices/by Moses.
It loads slow; the second time (I wanted some keywords) it took a couple of minutes at least; the image in the initial post also took its sweet time when I was trying to check the topic before posting.
Having visited the traditional Sinai location in Egypt, I can tell you it isn’t there,
Instead look to Arabia and most likely its Jabal al-Lawz,
If I recall correctly, this “archeologist” is the same guy that thought he had found Jesus burial ossuary a few years back, which should tell you everything you need to know about his biblical scholarship,
In his “Exodus Decoded” vid, he notes that he and the crew were turned down — so they came back later in the day with handheld cameras, basically sneaked in and out at some risk.
Pfftt! I was born there in ‘66
It’s better than a location in Arabia, but still too far east. Here’s what I wrote about that:
That link took me to an overview of North America. What gives?
Y’know, that could be an FR topic... theoretically.
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