The Bible tells us that after Moses brought the Israelites across the Red
Sea, the Angel of God led them to a mountain named Mt. Sinai (a.k.a Mt. Nebo) in
the land of Midian, where God descended on the mountain "in fire". It
says, "the smoke billowed up from the mountain like smoke from a furnace".
So then we should find a mountain with a black top somewhere in Midian.
Real Mount Sinai with blackened top
Photo Aaron Sen
Mr. Wyatt is the original modern-day discoverer of the real Mount
Sinai (the man in the photo is not Ron Wyatt). The upper 200 feet
of Jebel el Lawz is burned black, as we see in the photos above.
The Saudi Government will confiscate any photographs of the mountain
and will not allow any tourists into the country, but satellite
photos and a few private photos smuggled out of the country reveal
the secret mountain by its unique blackened peak. Unlike the
traditional site, there are thousands of acres in which to encamp at
the base of this mountain, while clearly being visible from the
"Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh and dwelt in the
land of Midian; and he sat down by a well" Ex. 2:15 NKJV. Maps
indicate Midian is near the border of the Gulf of Aqaba in Northwest
Saudi Arabia, in the area shown on the map above.
"And she [Zipporah] bore him a son, and he called his
name Gershom; for he said, "I have been a stranger in a
foreign land" Ex. 2:22. Moses was in a different country, away
from any Egyptians in Saudi Arabia. He could not have been in the Sinai
Peninsula, as that area was Egyptian controlled territory, full of
Egyptian mines and communication towers. Moses would have been easily
captured in that area.
"Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father-in-law,
the priest of Midian. And he led the flock to the back of the
desert, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God" Ex. 3:1. Jethro
lived in the vicinity of Mount Sinai. Jethro was the leader of the
Midianites who were found in this area, "East of the Gulf of
Aqaba in the northwestern regions of the Arabian Desert"
Britanica. When researching the location of Mt. Sinai in Saudi
Arabia that Mr. Wyatt proposed, I went to the East Tennessee State
University Library and found two extremely detailed maps of Saudi
Arabia. On BOTH maps I found the name "Jethro" next to the town of Al
Bad, which is near Jebel el Lawz, the correct Mt. Sinai! See maps
below. Jethro was Moses' father-in-law as we saw in the texts above.
He was from the town of Al Bad, according to the local people who live
there today, which is only about 15 miles from Jebel el Lawz. The local
people there today told Ron Wyatt that Jethro was from that area.
"So He [God] said, 'I will certainly be with you. And
this shall be a sign to you that I have sent you: When you have
brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this
mountain'" Exodus 3:12. Moses was to bring the children of Israel
from Egypt to this same mountain in Midian, near Jethro's home, in a
"For this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia"
Galatians 4:25. Here we are clearly told where the mountain should be
located, in Arabia. But where is Arabia? "...It is bordered on the
West by the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea" Britanica. This
clearly rules out the Sinai Peninsula, but it does include Saudi Arabia
"Then, at this saying, Moses fled and became a sojourner
in the land of Midian, where he had two sons. And when forty
years had passed, an Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of
fire in a bush, in the wilderness of Mount Sinai." Acts
7:29,30. All historically accurate maps, such as some produced by
secular companies like National Geographic (see map at top of page),
show Midian in Saudi Arabia. Unfortunately, maps placed in Bibles by
the publishers may have Midian in the Sinai Peninsula in order to fit
tradition, but not the Bible or the historical record.
Josephus said that Mt. Sinai "was the highest of mountains in the city of
Midian" which is just outside the town of Al Bad. Jebel el Lawz is the highest
mountain in the upper two thirds of the country. Also, Philo said Mt. Sinai was
located east of the Sinai Peninsula and south of Palestine.
Photo Aaron Sen
After Mr Wyatt found this site in 1984, and visited it again a year later,
the Saudi government erected a fence and a guard house preventing access to the
Holy Precinct area at the foot of the mountain on the eastern side. The sign
above states, "Archaeological area...unlawful to trespass, subject to penalty."
When Ron and his two sons made their fist trip into Saudi Arabia, they were
accused of being spies and were held prisoner for two months, awaiting
execution. After Ron helped to heal many sick prisoners, the authorities
listened to his story and accompanied him to the column at the Saudi beach, then
to Mt. Sinai. It was then they believed him, but they had to confiscate his
photographs before letting him go.
The Golden Calf Alter
This altar is located east of the holy precinct - in fact, from the top
of the mountain, looking down toward the sacred area, this altar is almost
directly straight ahead. But it is perhaps a mile or more from the base of
the mountain. As we read the Biblical account of the event, we can see that
this site fits the description given perfectly
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This petroglyph, found on the alter, is the evidence which
Saudi archaeologist to say that this was a major archaeological discovery
The Rock at Horeb
Behold, I will stand
before you there on the rock in Horeb. You shall strike the
rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink."
Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.
The Rock at Horeb from which Flowed Forth Water
On the western or back side of the mountain is Rephidim where Moses and the
Children of Israel first encamped before reaching Mt. Sinai. It was here that
Moses struck the rock, above, which gushed forth large quantities of water. The
giant 60 foot rock is on a 300 foot tall hill, and has obvious signs of water
erosion, yet it is located in this desert region. The fissure in the rock is so
large that you can walk easily through it. A square 20 foot altar is also at
this site, which was built after the Children of Israel defeated the Amalakites.
The Amalakite territory covered "south of Judah and probably extended into
northern Arabia" --Britanica.
Altar "Jehovah Nissi" near the Rock at Horeb
"And Moses built an altar..." Exodus 17:15
They came to Elim, where there were twelve springs of water,
and seventy palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters. Ex 15:27
Folks, everything in the Exodus account is there just as the Bible describes. We
can read the Bible with confidence, knowing that God doesn't lie and his
Word is completely reliable. It is unfortunate for the world that Saudi Arabia is a
closed country. We can really see why the devil has worked so hard to make it
so. Imagine if this place and others like Noah's Ark were easily
accessible for tourists and pilgrims to come and see?
Watch the Video
Watch 17 minute segment on
Mt. Sinai ArkDiscovery.com
The Exodus Case
Besides the video available from
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Written by a Swedish scientist, Dr. Lennart Moller, who has extensively
researched the material first hand. The book has over 550 color illustrations
including topics of Sodom and Gomorrah, the Red Sea Crossing, the real Mount
Sinai, and Joseph's grain storage complex.
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