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The Real Mt. Sinai Found In Saudi Arabia
by Marshall Beeber
Mt Sinai (Jabal Al Lawz, Midian, Saudi Arabia)
An Introduction
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)

Christian  biblical archaeologist Ron Wyatt re-discovered the true Red Sea  crossing of the Hebrews in the Gulf of Aqaba at Nuweiba in the Sinai  Peninsula in 1978.  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.

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 below.

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 marksin 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
Ron  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:

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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