Saudi Arabia’s $500 billion megacity; Will ‘Mount Sinai’ disappear?

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Many researchers and organizations, from biblical archaeologist Ron Wyatt to The Doubting Thomas Research Foundation, claim that the mountain shrouded in smoke, fire and thunder, where Moses received the Ten Commandments from God, and where Moses led the Israelites, according to the Old Testament, The Mount Sinai is located in Jebel Makhla , in the Jebel Al-Laus mountain range in northwestern Saudi Arabia.

The fact that there is no evidence of the Israelites’ exodus from Sinai in Egypt has led many historical researchers to consider the biblical history as fiction.But most biblical historians say that the real Sinai is not in Egypt, but in Saudi Arabia. In support of their argument, incredibly compelling evidence has been found in the Arabian Peninsula that matches the biblical account.

Jebel Makhla, located near Nuwaiba Beach in Saudi Arabia, has black peaks that look like they have been scorched by the sun or fire. There, scientists have found underwater land corridors that confirm the Red Sea split. Although the Egyptians followed the Israelites in chariots, the Old Testament says that when the Israelites reached the other side of the Red Sea, the sea swallowed Pharaoh and his army. Ron Wyatt was the first to claim that chariot-like figures were found underwater. Now Swedish scientist Dr. Lennart Moller corroborates Ron’s assertion that a chariot-like figure, long ago destroyed by age, was discovered in an underwater coral deposit in the area.

On the way from Nuwaiba Beach to Mount Sinai, although in the middle of the desert, there is a large cleft rock with signs that give evidence that water once flowed. Researchers believe that this is the rock from which God miraculously gave water to the people of Israel through Moses. Experts have also found a site at the foot of Mount Sinai that looks like an altar, said to be made of uncut stones.

Near the Jebel Makhla mountain, the rocks here are covered with images, or petroglyphs, of people worshiping bulls and cows. It is really surprising. The animals in the paintings resemble not the cattle of ancient Arabia, but the fauna of Egypt.Such pictures can be seen all over the mountain. Adjacent to this is a graveyard – believed to be the place where the worshipers of the golden calf were buried when they were put to death for idolatry.

Although these features and archaeological remains fit well with biblical accounts, the fact that part of the area is fenced off by the Saudi government for protection is an obstacle for researchers to conduct further expeditions. Visitors to Jabal Makhla are not allowed to enter, and visitors to Jabal Makhla are routinely arrested by Saudi security forces or threatened or stopped by local residents.

But now, CBN News is reporting that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has announced this area as the site of his new $500 billion megacity, a massive project that will house nine million people.Saudi describes the project as the most modern, forward-thinking and climate-friendly city in the world.

Andrew Jones, a biblical archaeologist, told CBN News that any construction project in the area could harm sites of historical significance, such as the mountains described in the Bible. “So as you travel around the desert, they have these new roads that they’re putting in place and a whole camp set up for workers. So, it is a multi-year project. To not only destroy these views forever, but to destroy anything of biblical significance, we hope they will not do so “.

“Ron Wyatt found some marble pieces when he first came here in the mid-1980s,” he said. “In 1985, he discovered an inscription in ancient Hebrew that read Solomon, the mountain of God, and Moses. Therefore, Ron believed that King Solomon actually built the Temple at the base of Mount Sinai because of these key words in ancient Hebrew” – Andrew said.