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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

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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 mountain top.


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 caused the
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 DVD

The Exodus Case

Besides the video available from, a new book is available covering this discovery that you may order from 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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