Continue reading Two treasure hunters stood on the top of Jebel al-Lawz thinking it was the real Mt. One was struck with fear because he thought he was trespassing on the “holiest place on earth”. Second, the false assumptions by the proponents of Jebel al-Lawz will be disputed. Fourth, the archaeological evidence will be examined.
As he gulped down Gatorade and munched on M & M’s, a sense of guilt overcame him because he had forged a letter from the king of Saudi Arabia in order to obtain a visa into the Kingdom (Cornuke and Halbrook 2000: 10, 11, 74, 77, 79; Blum 1998: 206). Yes, what he did was illegal, and offended the honor of the Saudi Arabian people. Mount Sinai was the destination of Moses and the Children of Israel after the Lord miraculously delivered them from the bondage of Egypt (Ex. It was from this mountain that the Lord also gave the Ten Commandments to Moses and the people of Israel (Ex. Here, too, the prophet Elijah found himself after his escape from wicked Queen Jezebel (I Kings 19).
I would agree with the proponents of the Jebel al-Lawz hypothesis that Jebel Musa, the traditional Mt. Sinai in his book Sinai in Arabia and of Midian in 1878. A French scholar, Jean Koenig (1971), has added the volcanic peak of Hala’l bedr to the list.
Sinai, or any other site in the southern Sinai Peninsula, could not be the real Mt. The late Ron Wyatt, a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) turned treasure hunter, added a fourth Midian site, Jebel al-Lawz, to the list. Sinai was Jebel al-Lawz because it was the highest peak in the entire NW Saudi Arabian region (Noorbergen 1982: 157-174).
Violators are subject to penalties stipulated in the antiquities regulations passed by royal decree no. The thesis of these books and video is that the real Mount Sinai is located at Jebel el-Lawz in Saudi Arabia, and the gold that the Israelites took from the Egyptians is in “them thar hills! Mount Sinai is in the Sinai Peninsula right where the Bible places it. Sinai at Jebel el-Lawz is that it does not meet the Biblical criteria for the site.
This list is enough to make any archaeologist green with envy! They explored and photographed the area around Jebel al-Lawz.
When they were finally released, all their film and notes were confiscated, and they were made to promise they would never return to Saudi Arabia and never publish or talk about their findings (Blum 1998: 59; Williams 1990: 25).
Upon his return, Fasold told Jim Irwin, the Apollo 15 astronaut who walked on the moon. Part of his material is reproduced in Williams’ book (1990: 25, 209-211) as well as his own newsletters (1993a; 1993b).
If one looks at a modern Rand Mc Nally Road map, the Sinai Peninsula is part of modern-day Egypt. The Bible says that once the Israelites left Succoth they were “out of Egypt” (Ex. The Land of Goshen was the eastern limits of the Land of Egypt.
Apparently the fortresses on the Eastern Frontier Canal was the border between Egypt and the Sinai (Hoffmeier 1997: 164-175).