Sunday, June 27, 2010

Will the real Mount Sinai please stand up?

Christian tradition places Mount Sinai on the southern part of the Sinai Peninsula. However, several problems have been identified with this site. One is that there is no archaeological evidence prior to the 6th Century A.D. Secondly, it has been stated that only a small group of very healthy individuals could travel that distance in the number of days described in the Bible. A larger group of several million individuals consisting of men, women, children, the elderly and herds of animals could not possibly arrive at the site in the time described.

Professor Emmanuel Anati who graduated from the Jerusalem University believes he has found the true Mount of Olives at Har Karkom in the Negev Desert. Har Karkom is a particular kind of desert called “hammada.” The main characteristic of this terrain, covered by a compact layer of small pebbles, is that there isn’t any process of sedimentation or erosion. The surface has remained unchanged for tens of thousands of years, and maintains in perfect state of conservation, the traces of whoever has put up a tent or dwelling since the beginning of man.

The precise location and shape of every tent or other structure that has ever been erected in this desert is still clearly evident. Near the base of this particular mountain is the footprint of a rectangular tent-type structure that precisely matches the size and shape of the tabernacle that Moses constructed. The match is perfect down to the smallest detail. Even the position of every tent peg is marked by large stones, well aligned.

Is this the true Mount Sinai? There are some archaeologists who disagree, but the Vatican has seen enough evidence to officially decree that this site is the Mount Sinai of the Exodus journey.

See news of this find at
Dr. Anati’s proofs are presented at

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