the REAL mount Horeb —
  “at the 7th day [-distance]  ” :

[final version : 2023-02feb.25]  


[first version]  
also see : parts #A-D of this ’11 May’ (Exodus) theme
                   : Joseph depicted on the Egyptian tomb’s mural (page)


(please enjoy !)


which one of these is mount Horeb ?
… according to researchers either the traditional
Jabal Mousa (mount Sinai) at the Sinai Peninsula ,
or the – more recent option – of ‘Jabal al-Lawz’ in
today’s Arabia are the primary candidates ;
the “burnt top” of al-Lawz must be a subconscious 
reason why researchers adhere this possibility ,
though this feature is common in a volcanic region

                                                          searching the mount by applying KJV

… both trajectories have their specific problems :
the “mt. Sinai version” has “a three day journey 
until the Red Sea crossing” — followed by a much
slower pace of reaching the mount after another
2,5 months time ;
while the “al-Lawz version” needs the people to 
cross the desert as a distance over 200 miles in
just the space of three days — which is impossible
… a second problem which is mostly overlooked
(if not conveniently ignored) is the rather “erratic”
stárt of the journey out of Egypt as shown to right :
the ‘loop’ makes little sense for an escape planned
and executed by God —
though one or two verses indeed séem to describe
this strange turn in path , the given reason is not
very credible and appears more like an excuse : 
but to you and we the loop is the first sign showing
us at which point the scroll’s text got corrupted
  (note ‘the wilderness of Sin’)

                                                          KJV : “3 days” and “2,5 months”
… at the audiences during the Plagues , several times Moses’ request to the Pharaoh was
phrased as “let us go the three days journey into the wilderness to sacrifice to our God” ;
and though we’re still looking what he exactly may have said — and that is important since
in one instance he says “… for the feast (!) of our God” — the “three days” is sure :

as three days distance “outside Egypt’s border”
with what they called “the Eastern Desert”, as the
border depicted by the red line in the graph to right
(to be fair : also the region between the Red Sea
and the Nile was part of this Eastern Desert but is
not relevant in this situation ; do see Ptolemy page)


(credit: raremaps com ; for educational purpose only)

           the above map from 1739 (Nüremberg) does follow the KJV narrative
           by having mount Sinai far in the south of the peninsula , yet places
           the Sin Desert properly at the tip of the Red Sea – and compare how
           far down the modern maps (see ‘loop’ section above) show her place 
… that (biblical-) atlasses place ‘Midian’ in today’s Saudi-Arabia is mere hypothetical 
especially since it was not a specific country but as term ‘Midianites’ describing tribes
living their life as Bedouins — you see the 1739 map showing ‘Arabes’ (Arabs) living
as well in the Peninsula as at the western shore of the Red Sea ; 
therefore it is very possible that Moses’ family-in-law dwelt much closer to Egypt as is
presented by today’s researchers : IF ‘a’ mt. Horeb were in this area (see this page)
it ties in much better with the “burning bush” (-event) while Moses shepherded his flock
but also with the line where God asks Moses and Aaron “to meet at my sacred mount”                
3 days to the border + 3 days to ‘the location in the wilderness’ 
both ‘official’ versions must be dismissed
… Goshen was a region in the eastern part of the Nile delta and they simply needed
a few days to get tó that border — be it a land border or water (the Red Sea and lakes) ;
therefore at this point we have to drop the “Arabian mount” version as not maintainable :
not just the 200+ miles in three days is impossible , but they would have the third day
ending by drowning the people in the midst of the Gulf of Aqaba !
because they skip what Moses said : he didn’t say “we cross a border in three days” ,
completely ignoring the – to ancient Egypt important theme of – their eastern border ,
but quickly proceed to add the (assumed !-) 2,5 extra months ‘to reach the mount’ 
since the KJV has a line “… and they reached the mount in the third month”  —
yet they do nót explain why the poor people had to run across the over 200 mile wide 
desert in a mere three days – but then having a vacation trip of 2,5 months time to reach
that Arabian mount at just 70 miles away from the purported crossing 
(as a Gulf having razor-sharp steep edges and a seafloor at incredible depth)
… but we also need to drop the “Sinai mount” version — these dó keep “the third day”
after the people crossed the border , yet that third day ends up in … nowhere , actually 
(and no , ‘nowhere’ is no synonym for ‘wilderness’) , as ending up at some vague oasis 
which has no proper fulfillment of what Moses said “.. there we will sacrifice to God” ;
then also these researchers quickly glue that extra (assumed-) “2,5 months” to a journey 
ending up in the southern peninsula at Jabal Mousa (‘mount Sinai’)   —
however ,
in both cases the original text never said “and they arrived at the mountain in the third month” !   
… Gen.19:1-2 where this “third month” is described is full of simple root-corruptions ,
where the latter are common in the specific corrupted sections concerning ‘the birth right’
“[=at]   – the third=sixth (shlsh=shsh) – month=day – [=since]   the sons of – Ishral    + 
(had) gone forth – from the land of – Egypt ,
[=at]   this – day (‘namely : the sixth’) – they (had) entered – the wilderness of – Sin ;
[a]   and – they (are) encamping – in the wilderness , before – the mountain (‘of God’) 
[b]   and=at – the there=third (shim=shlsh) – [..]   encamping=day (u·ichn=ium)
[c]   (-after) they (had) journeying=crossed – the rephidim=Red sea (rPHdm=sPH)    +
and (had) entered – the wilderness of – Sin ;

… scholars had problems with “the selfsame day” in line 1 , not understanding where that 
remark referred to — but there’s no mystery : it just refers back to 1a) as the start of the line
[and because 2 is a clarifying sentence her syntax winds back to 1]  

                              the ‘loop’.. the ‘2,5 months’.. — was it to hide a theme  ?
… the story seems credible : after the final plague , Pharaoh finally gave up by letting the
people depart from Egypt — but he changed his mind (-again) and pursued them until he
and his armies drowned ; after which the people received the Law at the mount …
but is it ?
what if this “third day in the wilderness” theme was carefully skipped-over by Esau ? ,
akin to “missing Time” , in order to not draw attention to any importance of this ‘third day’ ?
could thát be the reason for that weird Loop — almost as if evading something — then quickly
adding “another 60 days” to suggest a place – a mount – far away from the original one ? 
… but why ? 
it cannot be about a specific mount itsélf : only at the moment God descended upon it the
mount was sacred — but áfter the whole Horeb event that certain mount became irrelevant 
(so that , in truth , even to us  it is not important to point out the exáct mountain) ;
therefore we need to know what theme connected to this event
and in fact there wás , represented in the final Plague : ‘the first born’ aka ‘birth right’
so that we would need to search every possible Link that could belong tó that theme

a visual of mt. Horeb and encampment
(‘Sinai Stargazing’, touristjourney com)
the mount at ‘the 7th day (-distance)’ : Unleavened
to wrap up the ‘which mount was it’ theme
… because a proper candidate “at 3 days distance of the border”
is demanded , only Jabal Sin Bishar qualifies every context now 
and we can delete the óther possible mountains   — 
apart from being located in the Sin desert , see 1739 map above ,
it is surely reachable in 6 days (for the 7th will be the Sabbath) 
as a trip from Goshen to the Red Sea : a distance of some 120 km
[80 miles]   which is doable – though strenous – the first three days ;
then the crossing early 4th day and a rest trip of around 60/70 km
to mount Bishar as arriving before Sunset ;

… but also it would be “the first prominent mountain” after the flat land of the Nile delta :
some researchers think that “only a mount of several thousand feet would properly reflect 
the greatness of God” — but is that necessary ?  
the historian Josephus wrote that the mountain was the highest mountain around ,
its tooth-shaped form standing out from its surroundings ; and though being only 
300 meters above the landscape it does not mean ‘less impressive’ ? : 
compare the photo shown above as visual of mount Horeb
(perhaps somewhere exists a proper photo of it – just we failed to find one till now) ;
and for further ‘advantages’ of Bishar being this mount please google its name  
finally – as representing mt. tsiun
… because God himsélf was involved , ‘Egypt’  now represented the “Mystery-Babylon region” 
and therefore this mount “the mountain of God” to the south (-east) óf that evil region ;
true – Upper Egypt is even further down south but to match thát would be complicated  —
in this case the mountain representing tsiun was “south enough” from the entire Delta
Patterns : Moses’ 40 days on the mount : from Unleavened till feast of Weeks
… also this timeframe makes Sense now —
turning the total time since leaving Egypt into 7 + 40 days as the 49 days until Pentecost ;
at the moment of writing this we still need to see what characteristic was connected to these
forty days yet the solid Pattern is a huge confirmation for ‘the mount at the 7th day’ ;
        then – the 40 year journey áfter Horeb :
        this theme falls out of the scope here and is not that interesting to us right now ;
        Numbers 33 is listing deserts and oasis during those extra forty years until the day
        Aaron dies — yet she should not start “from leaving Egypt” but “from leaving the mount”
        and therefore her first lines were part of the same cover-up ;

                                                “you SHALL eat unleavened – for 7 days”
… apart from the curse as ‘the corrupted scroll’ , we – speaking as christianity – had No Idea
what the seven appointed times of God were about , save Passover and feast of Weeks ;
therefore we never understood the connection between “leaven” as the corrupted scroll
and the appointed time called ‘Unleavened’ as the culmination of the restorátion of her ;
He was clear enough concerning “the location of the mount” since he linked a timeframe
of “seven days of not eating leavened bread” from the moment the people left Egypt —
and the same event of Unleavened is true in our situation :
just now as being delivered from this earth and coming to God’s mountain carrying Eden …

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