You came near and stood at the foot of the mountain while
it blazed with fire to the very heavens, with black clouds and deep
darkness. Then the LORD spoke to you out of the fire. You heard the sound of
words but saw no form; there was only a voice. (Deut.4:11-12)
In 1978 Christian
biblical archaeologist Ron Wyatt discovered the true Red Sea crossing of the
Hebrews in the Gulf of Aqaba at Nuweiba in the Sinai Peninsula. Wyatt also theorized from the
biblical account that the true site of Mt. Sinai (Mt Horeb, Exodus 3.1) and Israel's
encampment must be near the Nuweiba Red Sea crossing in the surrounding mountains of Midian in Saudi Arabia
rather than the traditional Mt Sinai site in the Sinai Peninsula. His theory brought him to Jabal
al Lawz, a mountain long known by its
residents to be the site of God's presence and Israel's encampment. Thus far
the evidence at Jebel el Lawz fits the biblical description perfectly.
While some archaeologists consider Ron Wyatt's
accomplishments to be nothing but fraud and sensationalism, many have
examined the evidence and perceive the truth
beyond the personalities and politics of the profession.
Take A Video Tour Of Jabal al Lawz
Evidence of Scorching
of Jabal al Lawz
The top of Jebel el Lawz is
scorched black (see above photo). Investigation of the rocks in the scorched
area show the granite's natural rock coloration to exist just below
the blackened rock surface. Only this mountain peak contains the
scorched rock in the entire Saudi Arabian mountain range. The
scorching could not occur from a grass or shrub fire, since no vegetation
has ever existed in this arid mountainous area.
Evidence of an
ancient encampment at Jabal al Lawz
At the base of Jebel el Lawz is evidence of
an ancient encampment of an extremely large proportion. Within the
encampment lies an alter of large stones with Egyptian animal fertility gods
etched upon it. This stone alter is possibly the alter where Aaron
placed the idolatrous golden calf for Israel to worship. See images
Evidence of the miraculous "Split Rock" at
Jabal al Lawz
Documented in Wyatt's visits to to Jebel el
Lawz in the 1980s and later by
Jim and Penny Caldwell in 1992 is a large rock formation lying within
the encampment which shows evidence of it being split in two, with marks
in the granite that appear to be
channels cut out by water, and in the surrounding area, various depressions
that look as though water had pooled up all over the valley at some point in
time. This rock formation is probably the rock which Moses struck to provide
the million or more Hebrews with drinking water. See photos below.
Documentation of Ron Wyatt's Discovery
Wyatt's family has posted a video documentary of their expeditions to Sinai
and Saudi Arabia in search of the historical Red Sea Crossing and Mt Sinai.
This video is now posted on You-Tube. See below:
Documenting Dr. Lennart Moller's Expedition at
Jabal al Lawz
Dr. Lennart Moller, a research scientist from
Sweden followed the footsteps of Wyatt's discovery in 2000 to produce an
excellent documentary video and
Archaeological research is ongoing, with a new documentary due in 2008.
Click topics below to view:
The Jabal al Lawz site matches the Biblical
Exodus description exactly. No other proposed site for Mt. Sinai comes close to the Biblical account.
This study is linked to many authoritative biblical archaeological
websites. These findings, along with the Red Sea crossing evidence, will surely have far reaching effects on Judaic,
Christian and Islamic perspectives in the future.
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