American Bible researchers said that the real Mount Sinai, Moses’ holy mountain, is in Saudi Arabia, not Egypt.
The Doubting Thomas Research Foundation claims to have discovered the actual mountain where, according to the Old Testament, Moses led the Israelites – a mountain engulfed in smoke, fire, and thunder – and where, at the top, Moses received the Ten Commandments from God.
However, the society now claims that Mount Sinai, one of the holiest sites in the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic faiths, is Jabal Maqla, which is located in the Jabal al-Lawz mountain range in northwestern Saudi Arabia.
“One of the main reasons certain scholars claim that the Exodus is a myth is because little to no evidence for what the Bible records has been found at the traditional Mount Sinai in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula,” Foundation president Ryan Mauro, who is a Middle East expert, told the Sun.
“But what if these scholars have actually been looking in the wrong spot?” he noted. “Move over into the Arabian peninsula and you find incredibly compelling evidence matching the Biblical account.”
Jabal Maqla has blackened peaks that appear to have been scorched by the sun or fire, and it is located near Nuweiba Beach, where scientists have discovered land paths beneath the water where God would have parted the waters for Moses and the Israelites.
Despite being pursued by Egyptians in chariots, when the Israelites reached land on the other side of the water, the Egyptians were consumed by the sea. According to Swedish scientist Dr. Lennart Moller, who told the outlet that the metal and wood had long since disintegrated, a chariot-like shape was discovered in the area’s coral.
A large, split rock with signs of water erosion, despite being in the middle of a desert, is on the way from the Beach to the possible Mt. Sinai.
“We believe this distinct landmark could be the rock that God commanded Moses to strike which water then gushed forth from miraculously providing for the Israelite population,” Mauro said.
The experts also discovered what appeared to be an altar near the mountain’s base, similar to the altar Moses is said to have built from uncut stones at the foot of Mount Sinai.
Also nearby is a graveyard – which Mauro theorizes is the site where the worshippers of the golden calf were struck down by Moses for idolatry.
“Close to the mountain, we have this site covered with depictions of people worshipping bulls and cows,” Mauro told the Sun. “And what’s really significant is that these petroglyphs are isolated to this area. It’s not like they’re carved all over the mountain.”