Wednesday, March 05, 2008

High on Mount Sinai. Sometimes the odd news catches my eye because it's just that off the wall, and this one really made me laugh. We'll go to any lengths to not believe what God has said won't we. . . More interesting is the debate about the actual location of Mt. Sinai - it's probably not anywhere near where the maps in the back of our Bibles are. There is evidence supporting Hala-'l Badr and Jabal al-Lawz as possible locations of the true Mt. Sinai. I wonder if there are hallucenogenic plants over there, too.

3 comments:

Ruth said...

We have just taught about Mt. Sinai in our neighborhood Bible study. Interesting how Wikipedia explains away the miracle with the word "volcano." Have you ever checked out the Wyatt site? www.wyattmuseum.com. Very interesting. There are a couple other similar "searches for Mt Sinai" accesable through Google Earth. Dad and I both found the research quite fascinating. Love, Mom

dave said...

Just to add what mom wrote, Google Earth has several posts in the location of the "real" Mt Sinai and evidence of the golden calf alter, Moses' alter, the black charred top and so much more. Very intresting. Recent evidence shows that the charred rock which is granite and not volcanic is only melted on the surface and not the inner rock.

Ben and Gina said...

That's awesome, I checked some of that stuff out on Google Earth a while ago but there might be more now. I just think it's so interesting that the current "Mt. Sinai" is probably nowhere near where it really was. I had always wondered how the Israelites managed to spend 40 years wandering in the Sinai peninsula ...it's not really that much of a wilderness compared to all that real estate in Saudi Arabia.