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Question 409

Good afternoon to you Father, I have been reading Exodus 19:18 I have a question for you do you think that the location of Mount Sinai is in the wrong location ?

 

 

Answer to Question 409

 

 I have read and seen the documentaries suggesting that Mount Sinai must have been in a different place than the traditional place it is now. The theory is because it says in Exodus 19:18 it mentions: Now the mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire: and the smoke ascended as the smoke of a furnace. For many Bible scholars miraculous events are unacceptable and everything must have a natural explanation. Thus for a mountain to smoke it must be a volcano and the Mount Sinai of today is not a volcano. Therefore they searched the area to find a volcano that might be an acceptable alternative. Theories are simply theories and until they can be proved I will continue to recognize what history has given as the true Mount Sinai.