For centuries, Bible scholars and spiritual pilgrims have actually been looking for the place of Mt. Sinai. Today, many people are uninformed that not one piece of concrete proof has actually been produced to validate that what is typically designated at “Mount Sinai” in the south main Sinai Peninsula is undoubtedly the renowned mountain of Moses and the Exodus. In reality, the only proven fact that the conventional area is designated “Mount Sinai” at all is due to one man.
Back in the 4th century, Roman Emperor Constantine got the concept that he was blessed with magnificent powers, like Moses. It appears that he had a dream one night in which he thought he saw the precise place of the Scriptural Mt. Sinai. Without haste, he sent his mom Helena to the Middle East to develop a church in the south main Sinai Peninsula. This is how this unimpressive mound of rocks ended up being referred to as the “real” Scriptural Mt. Sinai. 2 centuries later on, in 527 AD, Justinian developed St. Cathrine’s Monastrey on the site of Helena’s little church.
On the other hand, in Saudi Arabia, stands a mountain top that is seemingly scorched by fire!
The Arabian wanderers (bedouins) call this mountain in ancient Midian, Jebel el Lawz. It stands there in plain contrast to the other mountains of the location, sweltered black on the top. When these charred stones are tuned over, they are brown below. The Scriptures explain the time when Moses rose to the top of the mountain to get the 10 Commandments.
Exodus 19:18 – “And Mount Sinai was altogether in a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire; and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.”
The New Testimony likewise bears statement of the true area of the mount as we see in Galatians 4:25.
At the base of the mountain, archeologist discovered lots of huge stones stacked in the encampment location. Twelve ancient Hebrew petroglyph of bulls were plainly noticeable. Petroglyph of the “calf gods” of Egypt. Heathen petroglyph worshipped by the Hebrews while impatiently waiting for Moses’ return from the mountain top. It is thought the golden calf was put upon these rocks. Big altars were likewise discovered on the east and west sides of the mountain.
On the western or rear end of the mountain is Rephidim where Moses and the Israel initially encamped prior to reaching Mt. Sinai. It was here that Moses struck the rock, above, which gushed forth big amounts of water. The huge 60 foot rock is on a 300 foot high hill, and has apparent indications of water disintegration, yet it lies in this severe desert area. The split in the rock is so big that a grownup can quickly stroll through it.
Residues of 12 stone pillars can likewise be discovered at the foot of Mount Sinai in Saudi Arabia. No such proof has actually ever been discovered at the expected area in the Sinai Penninsula in Egypt.
For a lot more proofs, do check out The Exodus Case. A book composed by Swedish researcher, Dr. Lennart Moller. He has actually thoroughly investigated both the Red Sea crossing and Jebel el Lawz very first hand. The book has more than 550 colour illustrations.