Skip to comments.Mount Sinai Was A Volcano In Saudi Arabia, Says Scientist (Exodus)
Posted on 06/12/2003 6:15:39 PM PDT by blam
Mount Sinai was volcano in Saudi Arabia, says scientist
By Roger Highfield Science Editor
Mount Sinai, where Scripture says Moses received God's Law, is located in Saudi Arabia, not Egypt's Sinai Peninsula - moving a key site for Judaism into the nation where Islam was founded, according to a Cambridge professor.
Science also backs traditional beliefs that the Israelites' exodus from Egypt was led by Moses, roughly the way that the Bible tells it, according to Prof Colin Humphreys of Cambridge University.
Prof Humphreys, a churchgoing Baptist and materials scientist, outlines his ideas in his forthcoming book: The Miracles of Exodus: A Scientist's Discovery of the Extraordinary Natural Causes of the Biblical Stories.
While other scholars have proposed that Sinai was in Arabia, Prof Humphreys argues that the holy mount must have been an active volcano, since it shook and emitted fire and smoke (Exodus 19:18). And he has carefully examined records ancient and modern to fix the site.
His candidate: present-day Mount Bedr in north-western Saudi Arabia, since there were no ancient volcanoes in what was later named the Sinai Peninsula.
Prof Humphreys also thinks that near Mount Bedr, Moses experienced God's call at the "burning bush". He suggests that this was caused by flammable natural gas or volcanic gas escaping from the ground.
The Book of Exodus obviously underwent later editing, he said, but the evidence strongly suggests witness material that might well come from Moses himself. The book is "amazingly accurate and coherent", he said.
Prof Humphreys also offers other "naturalistic" explanations for wondrous events. For instance, he thinks that escalating natural disasters explain each of the 10 "plagues" that forced Pharaoh to let the Israelite slaves depart. The Nile "turned to blood" meant that toxic red algae killed fish, the dead fish forced frogs ashore, gnats and flies were drawn to the dead fish and frogs and the insects transmitted a virus that killed livestock.
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Author Howard Blum claims the location of historic Mount Sinai is at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula located in Saudi Arabia. The local name for the mountain is Jabal Al Lawz.
10 years ago, researchers Larry Williams and Bob Cornuke decided to try to locate the 'real' Mount Sinai. They claim to have succeeded and to have verified several points of Biblical reference. They report finding the 'land bridge' that crosses the Red Sea, used by Moses and his people to escape the pursuing Egyptian hordes.
During the Exodus, Moses set up pillars and boundary stones which were found by explorers Cornuke and Williams. Even the alter Aaron used for the worship of the Golden Calf has been found, decorated with drawings of cows.
Cornuke and Williams were originally intending to locate the massive amounts of gold taken by the Israelites when they left Egypt. None of this gold was found, but they do believe to have confirmed the accuracy of the Biblical Book of Exodus.
Other disturbing findings reported in the book are that the Chinese and Saudi's have built a nuclear base in the Mount Sinai area, even providing evidence of involvement by the U.S. Air Force.
This spectacular book and story are currently being made into a movie along the lines of Indiana Jones. 'The Gold of Exodus' is available in most book outlets.
Yep naturalistic...no need to spread lambs blood on the door posts Death took the first born only of those who did not... perfectly natural...just co-incidence? Bwahahahahahahaha The wisdom of the wise is foolishness to God
It's location in Saudi.
Notice the fence that the Saudis have erected around the entire mountain...you can also see the guard house. Amazing to see where fire burned the top.
I do. Why are you so hostile? No-one is questioning the word of GOD.
..and don't start the Creationist BS on my thread!
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I have looked and looked, I cannot see a fence or a guard house. Now, I have read that they are there.
Also, I've read from other sources that the Saudi's do have ballistic missles out there, Chinese I think.
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