The proponents of Jebel al-Lawz often point to the interview of Prof. In the course of his writing, I was able to supply him with some articles to help update his material.
Frank Moore Cross of Harvard University in as their authority on this point (Shanks 1992: 32). Cross, which states his rejection of the evidence of the proponents of Jebel al-Lawz even thought he still believes Mt. In Exodus 18, Moses and the Israelites are camped at “the Mountain of God” (Mt. I was surprised at the number of archaeologists that had come to this same position based on the Biblical text as well as the topography and archaeological considerations.
PROBLEMS WITH THE JEBEL AL-LAWZ LOCATION VIEW The biggest problem with the identification of Jebel al-Lawz as Mt.
Sinai is that it does not meet the Biblical criteria for the site.
However, they fail to point out that one of the reasons Cross and “Continental scholars” hold to this view is their adherence to the Documentary Hypothesis (JEDP). Sinai is still in Midian (Letter from Cross, May 21, 2001). Sinai) when Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, visits them. Perhaps some day Biblical scholars might catch up with the archaeological world!
Verse 27 says, “Then Moses let his father-in-law depart [from Mt. THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL EVIDENCE There are at least eight pieces of archaeological or geographical evidence that the proponents of Jebel al-Lawz use to support their idea.
Irwin, in turn, made contact with Bob Cornuke and Larry Williams who eventually went to Saudi Arabia at least twice in order to ascertain whether Mt. Both returned home and wrote books about their adventures.
The only difference between the views is their proposed route from Egypt to the Red Sea and the placing of the Red Sea crossing.
Ron Wyatt went to Jebel al-Lawz in Saudi Arabia with his two sons in 1984.
Others have since gone and taken video footage of the sites that are now in videos and television programs.
The most recent is a video entitled “The Exodus Revealed” by Lennart Moller. He basically uses Ron Wyatt’s material and follows his ideas.
They were arrested for entering Saudi Arabia illegally and expelled after 78 days.