The Quarry at Sinai


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The Quarry at Sinai

A large outcropping of pure white marble is found way up the mountain on Jebel Maqla. It is most interesting, because one of the Arabic meanings of Maqla is in fact, quarry. This is profound to find when considering Isaiah 51:1. Hearken to Me, you who follow after rightness and justice, you who seek and inquire of [and require] the Lord [claiming Him by necessity and by right]: look to the rock from which you were hewn and to the hole in the quarry from which you were dug; Isaiah 51:1 (AMP) –> Click to Learn More

The Split Rock

A 60+ foot tall monolith split right down the middle with water washed areas at its base stands as a sentinel in the desert and is believed by local tradition and visitors to be the site the rock Moses struck and waters flowed out. “Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the Rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the Rock, and there shall come water out of it that the people may drink”. Ex 17: 6 –> Click to Learn More

Red Sea Crossing

From Nuweiba, Egypt eastward across the Gulf of Aqaba to the Saudi Arabian shore where the Wadi Abyad opens up and runs down to the waters is the most likely point where the Red Sea crossing occurred. This is where Moses held out his staff, and the Red Sea was parted by God. “Lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the people shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea. Exo 14:16 –> Click to Learn More

Moses’ Altar & Twelve Pillars

Well preserved structures here include a double walled corral built to handle large animals, uncut stone formations, and marble pillars with foundation stones. “And Moses wrote all the words of the LORD, and rose up early in the morning, and built an altar under the hill, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes”. Ex 24: 4 –> Click to Learn More

Marah – Bitter Springs

On the shore of the Gulf of Aqaba south of the crossing site, where the steep granite mountains rise right out of the sea is the oasis known today as Tayyib Al Ism (good name) and is quite spectacular. The wadi is 30 to 60 feet wide with 300’ high vertical walls and penetrates the mountain for about 2 km. “And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter.” Ex 15: 23 –> Click to Learn More

Jebel Maqla – Mount Sinai

A 7900’ blackened basalt covered granite peak evoking the appearance of having been on fire when viewed from the valley. This is the most likely candidate for the Mt. Sinai of the Bible. “And Mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.” Exodus 19:18 –> Click to Learn More

Jebel al Lawz – Mount Horeb

An 8200’ granite pinnacle, shaped like an extruded starfish from the top, this imposing and majestic mountain stands out as the tallest peak in northwest Arabia. This is the most likely candidate for the Mt. Horeb of the Bible. “Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian. And he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, (even) to Horeb” Ex 3:1 –> Click to Learn More

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