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Mount Sinai (Horeb) and the Sinai Wilderness
God commanded Moses to bring the Israelites to the mountain, where He would give them His law. This photo shows a traditional site of Mount Sinai.
The prominent mountains are the peaks of Jebel Musa (Mountain of Moses). While there are several possible sites for Mount Sinai, the site has been much disputed. One of the more popular locations is the Jebel Musa.
Significant Events:
God appeared to Moses and gave him the Ten Commandments (Ex. 19-20). Moses, Aaron, two of Aaron’s sons, and 70 elders saw and communed with God (Ex. 24:9-12). God gave Moses instructions for building the tabernacle (Ex. 25-28, 30-31). The Israelites worshiped a golden calf they had persuaded Aaron to make (Ex. 32:1-8). Elijah fled to this land from the Jezreel Valley, where Queen Jezebel lived (1 Kgs. 19:1-18). This is also where Elijah talked with God (1 Kgs. 19:8-19). (See Bible Dictionary, “Sinai.”)