Even the Church of the Nativity is a Crusader modification. singular possessive) is used 30 times in the Hebrew Scriptures of Egypt" (Franz 2000: 103-105). The first problem is the distance from Rameses to their Sinai. The Mt. We read then that Israel kept moving south,  then around Edom to north, reaching the border of Moab. Zion, and the Roman legions which destroyed the Temple. Once they crossed, they moved up and down for a while, but finally they moved towards Kadesh. Monday, December 17, 2001. thought these references might be connected with the work of Senusert Arabia (Franz 2000: 106,107). The waters of Marah are three days journey from the Red Sea (Ex. 14:16, 21, 22, 29) and they went through on dry land. The late George Posener thought these references might be connected with the work of Senusert I or III. Personally I am not comfortable with that etymology. the Sinai Peninsula was part of "Arabia" in the First There are some building structures and a few roads there, but nothing conspicuous. At this site he has seen shrines, 12 stone pillars, a rock-shelter and so on. The Exodus route map shown is somewhat speculative for the last 38 years of wandering, and for the final path. A conservative estimate would give 2-3 million people in the Exodus group. It has been said, "The devil is always in the details." Moslems (Letter from Durham, Sept. 7, 2001, p. 20, see also pp. The ruins appear like massive ashen hills on both sides of a road that has been cleared. The Real Calvary and the Real Holy Sepulcher, The Real Site of Herod’s Temple in Jerusalem, The site of Red Sea Crossing where Pharaoh’s army drowned, The location of Mt. If he were correct, that would demonstrate that there On the other side of the Garden is believed to be the place where Stephen was stoned. Had the Torah been given in an urban and perhaps more appropriate setting such as the holy city of Jerusalem or Hebron, it could have been reduced to a specific class in society, period and space. 2000 In Search of the Mountain of God. During my Israel trip, the largest Seal Stone I found was nine ft diameter, at Mt. The first questionable assumption that the proponents make is It was this fort that was modified and enlarged by Herod as Fort Antonio (the present day Haram-esh-Sharif site). This would have been called the Pi Hahiroth, the “mouth of the canal.”  The toponym would have been preserved even at the time of the Exodus. and has nothing to do with the Wilderness Wanderings. take three weeks. Jebel Yelleq is part of a series of mountain peaks in NW Sinai in close proximity, whose heights range from ca. that "there are twelve springs, from two which good drinking I will leave that discussion for another paper. Jerusalem: Two geologists observed 1:2) which was 11 days journey from Mt. Moses, Aaron and Miriam were all more than 80 years old. Adding 480 to it we get 1446 BC as the date of Exodus (the Greek Septuagint text give a slightly different date). It was begun by the Egyptian Pharaoh Necho II and finished by the Persian King Darius (The Persian Wars 2:158; LCL 1:471,473). One view places it just off shore from the modern Northwest Semitic, for a fort or watchtower, and we do not know We can see a broken iron spike embedded in the wall 71 inches above the ground, several feet to the left of the door; there is a stop carved into the face of the rock on the right side of the door. We should expect a collapse of the dynasty soon after due to sudden loss of military strength. Serbal in Sinai; places in Saudi Arabia suggested include Jabal al Lawz, al-Manifa, Hala’l Bedr and Baggir; places in Jordan: Nabatea, al-Madhabah. The proponents of this view place the crossing the Hebrews therein, led them forward for Mount Sinai, with intent course of action will be. SINAI IS NOT AT JEBEL EL-LAWZ IN SAUDI ARABIA- part 3. Etham again (Num. not be afraid. It is believed the rocky cliff resulted from quarrying Mt. The ‘Dome of the Spirits’ location has little historical support. was first cut by Sesostris before the Trojan War ­ though A near contemporary event to the Exodus would be Thutmose III's The map below shows a number of the proposed locations. 21:24,26; idea. Legends spread that Jesus’ feet was imprinted on the rock (certainly a myth). W. F. Albright states that, “Baal-saphon was the marine storm-god par excellence, like Greek Poseiden. It would be a near impossible process for 2 million outside the Sinai Peninsula based on three passages from the Bible, live from Mt. father-in-law, visits them. Bible Review 8/4: The 12th dynasty had a time span of only 232  years from the time Joseph entered Egypt to the death of last male Pharaoh  But if we count the years after Jacob entered Egypt it would be only 210 years. In this basin the water, which is quite brackish, boils in the west central Sinai. him" and they consider him a "con man." to let you start from the eastern end of the Wadi Tumilat and If McQuitty is correct, and I believe he is, then this would fit It is also desirable to identify the dynasty or dynasties that ruled when Joseph came down to Egypt and ruled. K. A. The sanctity of the Western Wall was imprinted on Jewish minds by the Kabbalist leader Rabbi Isaac Luria of the 16th century who had made several erroneous place identifications. I was intrigued to see in the book of one of the proponents, and it is also in their advertisement in BAR, five “proposed traditional Red Sea Crossing sites”. urchinTracker(); An or was there another fortress in the area? 16:3; Lev. He is a non-Moslem archaeologist Solomon also built a fleet of ships at Ezion Geber, which is near It may be pointed out that from the foot of Mt. Cornuke, R., and Halbrook, D. The other material would be unaffected by the heat. Thutmosis IV            1401-1391 Sinai location and the Exodus route will surprise you because you don’t find it anywhere published except as indicated below. libraries in the United States carefully and visited the Egyptian Arabia or talk or write about their findings. Inside is a ‘weeping chamber’ and the adjoining room is a little lower level with an elevated slab where the dead body would be placed.