The Blackened Peak of the REAL Mount Sinai
found by Ron Wyatt
Above: Watch 17 minute segment on Mt. Sinai from our
Above: The actual route of the exodus from Egypt as
discovered by Ron Wyatt
Above: Elim in Saudi Arabia in the
Midian Region, with 12 wells,
as mentioned in the Bible. On the pathway to Mt. Sinai in Arabia.
The Rock 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"
Above - Giant split rock which God provided for
the Children of Israel.
Above - Aaron Sen stands in the split of this giant rock. Notice the
obvious signs of erosion,
in this desert region.
Mount Sinai in Arabia
Above: On Google Earth you can see the peak of Mt. Sinai
in Saudi Arabia. Encampment is to the right of peak.
Above - Vanity Fair Magazine published a large article on the
discovery of this mountain in the February 1998, issue, and featured many
photos. Unfortunately the article centers around two gentlemen who came along
after Ron Wyatt, but are claiming to have found the mountain. Mr. Wyatt
first went out to the mountain in 1984, and he told David Fasold about the discovery, who then told two men,
Cornuke and Williams, who claim they went out in
1988, to see the mountain, but there is no documented proof they actually ever
saw the mountain.
Ron was on CBS News in 1984, telling about his trip to see the
mountain and what he found there. He had entered the country without a
visa and was thought to be a spy. He and is sons spent 76 days in prison
and could have been executed, but God delivered them.
Here the magazine quotes Ron Wyatt:
Bible Texts Locate the Real Mount Sinai
"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
"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 foreign land.
"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 W by the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea" Britanica.
This clearly rules out the Sinai Peninsula, but it does include Saudi Arabia of
"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 It Was the Highest Mountain
Josephus said that Mt. Sinai "was the
highest of mountains in the city of Madian" 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.
Above - Aaron Sen stands in the encampment area of Mt. Sinai
with the blackened peak in the distance.
Layout of Mountain & Artifacts
Mr. Wyatt is the original modern-day discoverer of the real
Mount Sinai. The upper 200 feet of Jebel el Lawz is burned black, as we
have seen in previous photos above. The Saudi Government will confiscate any
photographs of the mountain and will not allow any tourists into the country,
but U.S. Government 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.
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Tree Between Two Boulders
Top portion of photo shows a solitary tree
between two boulders.
Above: Guard house, government sign, and fence around
the front of Jebel el Lawz
The Altar of the Golden Calf
Above: The base of which the golden calf altar was
placed atop. Notice inscriptions of bulls.
This is located in the encampment area at Mt. Sinai in Arabia and in Midian.
Above left -
A dozen giant boulders are stacked in the encampment area and reveal 12 ancient
Egyptian petroglyphs of bulls. It is believed the golden calf was
placed upon these rocks. Large altars are found on the east and
west sides of the mountain.
(two upper photos Viveka Ponten) (two lower photos courtesy Aaron Sen
Above: Using Google Earth you can see the fence around these large rocks,
out in the encampment area.
Rocks: 28 34' 52.78" N 35 23' 46.06" E
Guard house & fence: 28 35' 12.50" N 35 23' 08.36" E
Government Acknowledges Archaeological
Above - Aaron Sen stands next to government sign
at base of Mt. Sinai acknowledging this archaeological area. 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.
Aaron Sen camps overnight in the same spot where Moses and the Children of
Israel lived for a year at Mt. Sinai.
Hershel Shanks, editor of Biblical Archaeology Review was
quoted in Newsweek that "Jebel el Lawz is the most likely site for
Some Television Coverage....
Dateline NBC has featured Jebel el Lawz in one of its
The Exodus Case book
A new book is available covering this discovery that you may
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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.