Tour the History and Beauty of Mount Sinai Egypt

We have compiled the best ways for you to get to Mount Sinai Egypt and to experience this legendary location. A location of enormous Biblical significance,

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Mount Sinai / Moses Mountain

Much of the history of Mount Sinai takes place during biblical times. In fact, Mount Sinai is one of the four main sacred mountains in the Judeo-Christian region of the Middle East. 

While Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey is believed to be the traditional landing place of Noah’s Ark, Mount Zion and Mount Tabor in Israel are where the city of Jerusalem and the temple of Solomon, as well as the site of the transfiguration of Jesus were held, respectively, Mount Sinai in the Sinai peninsula is believed to be where Moses received the Ten Commandments.

The History of Mount Sinai

Moses, who was the traditional founder of Judaism, was set adrift on the Nile to prevent his death from a death order placed on every male child born to the Hebrew. As such, he was found by the daughter of a Pharaoh and raised as the adopted son of the royal family. 

At the age of forty, Moses fled into the Sinai, exiled for the death of an Egyptian overseer. There, some forty years later, Moses heard a voice speak from a fire that commanded him to lead his people. It was during his time on Mount Sinai that he received the Ten Commandments. 

Mount Sinai Egypt, which is also known as Mount Horeb, Mount Musa, Gebel Musa, and Jabal Musa is a popular place of pilgrimage for it religious significance. Although some scholars dispute its validity, those who believe know and trust in the sacredness of the holy peak.

The Monastery of St Catherine

Now, Mount Sinai is home to the Monastery of Saint Catherine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the mouth of an inaccessible gorge at the foot of Mount Sinai, Saint Catherine’s Monastery is thought to be one of the oldest continuously functioning Christian monasteries in the entire world. The monastery is Greek Orthodox and holds a large library of early codices and manuscripts that is second only to the Vatican library.

The fortress surrounding the Monastery at the base of Mount Sinai Egypt is the only thing that caused it to survive the seventh century, when the isolated Christian anchorites of the Sinai were eliminated. It was also a protection factor during the First Crusade, when access was through a door high in the outer walls. 

For anyone that has ties to these religions, a trip or pilgrimage to Mount Sinai Egypt can provide not only a memorable, but a truly religious experience, during your time in the area.

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