The biblical Mount Sinai is one of the most important sacred places in the Jewish, Christian and Islamic religions.
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Last year, the Doubting Thomas Research Foundation (DTRF) researchers reported they had discovered the mountain’s modern day location, reports express.co.uk.
They claimed that the location where Moses spoke to God and received the ten laws was Jabal al-Lawz, located in northeast Saudi Arabia near the Jordan border. Jabal al-Lawz is 8,460 feet high and translates into English as the “mountain of almonds”.
DTFR has now posted photos on its website, showing a variety of stones, with Hebrew writing on them. Their researchers said Dr. Miles Jones, a historical linguist, looked at the images and said he realized the writing was “proto-Hebrew.”
In addition, the researchers say the stones can be dated back to the time the exodus was supposed to have taken place.
Some of the inscriptions appear to make references to “Yahweh”, which is the name for God.
DTFR scholars also point to footprint murals on some of the blocks.
God told the Israelites according to legend: “Any place you set your foot will be yours.”
DTRF also cites Dr Sung Hak Kim who claims to have found the earliest known inscription of a Menorah on stones near the mountain.
Experts at the DTRF argue that all this evidence underscores their argument that Jabal al Lawz is actually Mount Sinai’s location
In April, DTRF researcher Ryan Mauro told journalist he had no doubts that his team had found Mount Sinai.
He said: “The golden calf, the split rock, Moses’ altar, the Red Sea crossing site; all of these pieces need to fit, and they fit at this site in a way that no other site does.”
He added: “Perhaps sceptics have doubted the historical account of the Exodus story because of a lack of evidence at the traditional site at St. Catherine’s, but what we have found appears to fit the ancient accounts.”