Is Mount Sinai in the Sinai Peninsula?
Question: Is Mount Sinai in the Sinai Peninsula?
Answer: No. It is in Saudi Arabia across the Red Sea.
The most common misunderstanding among the Christian theologians and historians is that Mount Sinai, where YHVH gave the Ten Commandments, is located in what is now known as the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. One can find maps of Israel’s exodus from Egypt as appendices to the Christian Bibles showing that Sinai is in Egypt, despite the fact that Apostle Shaul (Paul) explicitly says that Mount Sinai is in Arabia.
For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. (Gal 4:25 KJV)
Evidently, they have not read Paul. So, where has the confusion come from?
The Christian tradition that Sinai is in the Sinai Peninsula originated in Rome when Constantine’s mammy Helen (a very educated in the Bible person) decreed that Mount Sinai was in the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. And as a resultant the Roman emperor Constantine had a church built in what they both believed was Mount Sinai.
The popes and bishops took it from there and what we have now is the absurd situation that Israel had never left Egypt and was wandering for 40 years in the Egyptian desert, because then as it is now that peninsula was an Egyptian territory. (Read more and see the evidences provided in the article “Where is the real Mount Sinai?”.