Dating the exodus
However, in the last century, and particularly in the last 30 years, attention has been turned to northwest Saudi Arabia, the ancient location of the land of Midian (right side of Figure 1).
Dating the exodus video
The Exodus map in Figure 1 illustrates one version of this theory.
More recently, a case has been made for a The Hebrews reached Mount Sinai two months after leaving Egypt and spent 11 months and 5 days there.
They reached Kadesh or Kadesh-barnea in the early summer of the second year of their journey.
About 3500 years ago, a sea miraculously parted, but its location has been uncertain for millennia.
Its identity has now been deciphered, and can be stated in one sentence.
The real enigma is why it remained shrouded in mystery for so long.The explanation is deserving of a book: 352 pages, 180 maps and images.The author took this photo in northwest Saudi Arabia, in a desolate part of Wadi Rayt, about 50 km (32 mi.) southeast of Jabal Maqla, which is a peak in the Jabal al Lawz range that has been named as a possible site for Mount Sinai.If such is the case, this area would be part of the biblical Wilderness of Sinai, which lies in the region called Horeb (meaning parched or dry in Hebrew). He looked to be about 70 years old and had no water.If you look closely, there is a lone man near the acacia tree. He calmly explained that he was an Ethiopian, that his destination was about five miles away, and that he didn’t need any help. Mount Sinai is shown in the southern Sinai Peninsula. The Major Geographical Questions of the Exodus The popular curiosities include the locations of Mount Sinai, the sea that parted, Kadesh (or Kadeshbarnea), Mount Hor (the mountain at which Moses’ brother Aaron was buried), and of the rocks that miraculously gave water.We gave him a liter of water anyway, and bid him farewell. The sea crossing is situated at an inland “Reed Sea” in eastern Egypt. For almost 2000 years, tradition has held that Mount Sinai was one of several peaks in the southern Sinai peninsula (see Figure 1).