One artist's depiction
of Ezekiel's four-faced angeis far too literal. What about another made-up concept: halos. Are they Scriptural?
The Egyptian Goddess,
Isis who also sports a circle over her head which
represents the sun. Likely the main enfluence of
the notion of a glowing halo. Notice the horns
in her headdress. Such horns are an intrigral part
of the imagery of the Muslim faith and represent
The Clock Tower, part of the Grand Mosque compound
in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, desti-nation to sojourners
called hajji during the annual Month of The Hajj
ceremony. The trek is required of every able-bodied
adult Muslim at least once in their lifetime.
The massive golden decora- tion atop the Clock Tower
in Mecca represents the new moon of Islam, as well
as the horns of fertility.
Replica of the golden calf idol worshipped by the
ancient Egyptians. Note the headdress ornament
matches that of Goddess Isis representing fertility.
from Aliens & In-laws
Mount Sinai - In Saudi Arabia
In 1988, two
American explorers concluded that the traditional
site of Mount
Sinai was geographically incorrect. It was not
in Egypt on the central-southern Sinai Peninsula,
but rather in Saudi Arabia. Galatians clearly makes
4:22 For it is written, that Abraham had two
sons, the one by a bondmaid [Hagar],
and the other by a freewoman [Sarah].
23 But he who was
of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of
the freewoman was by promise.
24 Which things are
an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one
from the mount Sinai the Law, which gendereth to bondage,
which is Agar [Greek spelling Hagar,
who birthed Islam’s lineage through Ishmael – see
25 For this
Agar is mount
Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem
which now is, and is in bondage with her children.
26 But Jerusalem [Mt.
Zion: God’s holy mountain] which is above
is free, which is the mother of us all [and
home to God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the angels & saints – see
added for emphasis].
way of explanation, Ishmael is the father of
today’s Arab/Muslim people. It’s
interesting to note that the Muslim Law, called
the Shariah, is an extensive set of dos
and don’ts of personal and societal conduct.
Their clergy is consumed with applying their
Law to the people, even by force if necessary.
They do not believe that Jesus is the only begotten
Son of God, nor do they believe He was God’s
The other son, Isaac, was the lineage to King David
who’s descendant produced Mary, the mother
of Christ. She bore a son immaculately because
of God’s promise. And because of the promise
that Jesus brings, we do not have to live under
the bondage of the Law, but rather, we have freedom
in Christ’s sacrifice. It is simply available
for the asking, but we shall get into that later.
Traditional Mount Sinai
-- authenticity is challenged
by Scripture & confirmed by satellite imagery
of Sinai Peninsula's underwater land bridge in Gulf
35 - Traditional
Mount Sinai on the central-southern Sinai
Peninsula. New evidence disputes accuracy
of this location (see pp. 284-286). This
site was arbitrarily chosen by Roman Emperor
mother, long after the actual Exodus, and
has little in common with the facts of
Moses’ journey to Midian.The Bible's
account says that over two million Hebrews
hid (while) under the mountain. Tradition
has always interpreted this as they hid
in caves from the descending cloud of God
over Mt. Sinai. The mountain above has
no such caves to hide in for a dozen people,
let alone, up to three million, including
childreen. Obviously something is amiss...or
a mystery to be solved.
34 St. Catherine’s Monastery
at the foot of the traditional site of
Mt. Sinai, located in the central-southern
area of the Sinai Peninsula.
discovery challenges Moses’ traditional
to Mt. Sinai
is not on the Sinai Peninsula where tradition
has mistakenly placed it, but in Saudi Arabia.
If it were on the Sinai Peninsula that would
have required Moses and the Jews to cross either
at the Reed Sea
(or one of its tributaries) or at the western
finger of the Red Sea, called the Gulf of Suez
today. Crossing the waste-deep Reed Sea would
not require much of a miracle and has been a
favorite target for skeptics who claim a “typo” in
the Bible. What is written “Red” should
have been labeled “Reed,” they say.
Crossing the thousand-foot-plus deep Gulf of
figure 37) invited
skepticism. It’s easy to see how skeptics
would doubt the parting of a thousand-foot wall
of water. It would be a monumental task, even
for angels. Remember, God created the laws of
physics and even the angels have to obey them.
37 The late Ron Wyatt, explorer and
exegetical author, has revealed a very fascinating
discovery. Satellite imagery was used to confirm
a natural land bridge connecting the central-eastern
with the Saudi Arabian Kingdom. His claim
that Moses crossed the Red Sea at that point
is bourne out by the fact that impassable mountains
block the escape of the Jews and their animals,
as we see above, when the Pharaoh’s army
tried to catch up to and exterminate the approximated
1-3 million Jews. Other evidences have revealed
a mountain in Midian (modern-day Saudi Arabia)
with all the necessary attributes to prove
it is the true Mount Sinai. The top of that
mountain, referred to as “The Mountain
of Moses” by
local villagers, is super-naturally scorched
and its solid granite boulders bear a telltale
blackened appearance (see
figure 43 below).
late Ron Wyatt, explorer and exegetical author
has discovered that a natural land
bridge – covered in only 50 feet of water,
as revealed by infrared satellite imagery recently – connects
the central-eastern Sinai Peninsula with the
mainland of northwestern Saudi Arabia. Directly
across this bridge, and just south, is a secret
Saudi (Islamic) archaeological site guarded by
soldiers and enclosed in 15-foot-high fencing topped
(see figure 40)
The fencing prohibits access to a large 8,000 foot
high mountain called Jabal al Lawz – interpreted
the “Mountain of The Law”. It's also
known locally as the Mountain of Moses (Jabal al
Musa). The double-peaked formation has a natural
amphitheater between its peaks (see
figure 43 below),
a perfect place for a large audience.
38 - Example of artwork from Egypt featuring
the bull god Apis. Same basic image as that shown
to the right, except this more sophisticated
design was done by the finest artisans in Pharoah’s
39 - 8 foot Egyptian petroglyph of a (golden?)
calf found at the base of the Saudi site attests
to the influence of a foreign culture that once
resided there. Native representations of cattle
are markedly differet to this highly sylized
primitive artwork. Saudis (and earlier Midianites)
have historically kept sheep, not cattle, in
of the Saudi mountain is abnormally dark, like
obsidian; the rocks look almost like coal.
It appears as if the localized area has been
scorched or exposed to extremely high temperatures
from some outside force powerful and large
enough to cause the entire top of the mountain
to be discolored. The discoloration has penetrated
at least one-quarter inch into the actual rock
from the unkown influence.
40 Fencing guards the site called Jabal
al Lawz - or Mountain of The Law. It is also
known as ''The Mountain of Moses'', to the
local Bedouins. This outcropping is where the
petroglyph of a calf was found (See figure
39). Site is now closed to the public and protected
by a garrison of the Saudi military in the
staunchly Moslem country.
Details of the route taken by Moses to Mount
Sinai. Above/Right -
Area where God descended on Mt. Sinai in burning
heat. The Saudi site sports a mountaintop with
blackened stones, suggesting it had been subjected
to intense heat, or other force, which penetrated
the outer layer of the rocks permanently.
Wyatt and fellow explorers Bob Cornuke and
Larry Williams are in agreement in their claims
that this is the true Mount Sinai because
it fits all the requirements, primarily that
it is in Saudi Arabia. That means that Moses
would likely have crossed over the shallow Reed
Sea, but that is not where the miracle of the
parting of the waters took place. The miracle
actually occurred near the second inlet of the
Red Sea, now called the Gulf of Aqaba (see
figures 37 and 42).
Additionally, Cornuke and Williams were actually
able to visit this site several years ago. On that
trip they managed to sneak by the guards at night
and dig under the fence isolating the site.
When they surveyed the area they found what appeared
to be a large altar constructed from stacked boulders
On some of the rocks they found 8 foot tall petroglyphs
of cattle, something that resembled those found
in Egypt, but not in Saudi Arabia where they’ve
historically kept mainly sheep. Cornuke and Williams
speculate this is the site where the tribe of Israel
erected their pagan idol: the golden calf, fashioned
after the Egyptian bull god, Apis (see
figures 38 and 39).
Further exploration revealed the remnants of twelve
columns constructed in a single row,
just as described in the Bible (Exodus
As they ascended the mountain, they noticed the
rocks got blacker. It is the only mountain in the
area with such a feature. The rocks and boulders
appeared as dark as coal, almost volcanic, but
when they broke some specimens open they discovered
their centers were normal, light-colored granite
as in the surrounding geography. These rocks had
apparently been blackened by an outside source
of tremendous heat, supporting the description
Moses gave of the “sight of the glow of the
Lord…like a devouring fire on the top of
the mount…” (Exodus
24:17) (see figure
They also found an ancient dry stream bed “…the
brook that descended out of the mount” (Deuteronomy
9:21), and suitable vegetation
to feed large numbers of livestock. Moses, we know,
had kept sheep at Mount Sinai several years prior
(Exodus 2:21, 3:1).
where he met his wife. When he returned
with the Israelites, they camped there
for eleven months, requiring sufficient
food and water for their sizeable herds
and millions of people. Only the Saudi
site possessed the necessary components
to support such a multitude.
43 - Here's a newer series of images
that didn't make it into the book Aliens & In-laws.
The image above is from a 2010 Google Earth grab
(unfortunately, Google searches don't show this
much detail any longer). Also in this new series
are some amazing images of Moses' altar (below),
some toppled small columns (perhaps the twelve
pillars of Israel) and a very distinct blackened
top of the mountain. The natural amphitheater between
the mountainsides would have allowed at least
hundreds of thousands in the plains below to
see what was occurring during the sacrifical
offerings ordered by God, and a clear view of
the tabernacle that was built for God to descend
upon in a clouded cylindrical object. It must
have been an awesome, fearful sight!
44 - View of Moses’ temporary
Tabernacle area from a rock outcropping on the
mountainside above the holy site looking
in a southeasterly direction. The tent Tabernacle
would have been to the left, starting with the
Altar as shown.
45 - Southeasterly view of Moses’ Altar
(foreground) and awaiting sacrificial animals'
holding pen or corral. Note the left side is
wider, probably for cattle, and right side for
smaller sheep. The area center left is detailed
in Figure 46 below.
46 Altar area with several round
sections of apparently toppled hewn columns.
Perhaps the twelve pillars that Moses erected to
represent the twelve tribes of Israel (see Exodus
47 Northwesterly view of Moses’ Altar
from sacrificial animals' holding pen. Note the
perfectly round depression in the central upright
rock in the foreground. Probably used to hold
a wooden gate or crossbeam. Roll over for larger
48 Each hand-chisled white columnar
section measures 24 inches across. Marauding
nomads toppled the columns long ago, but the
rock remains a testimony to the infallabiity
of holy Scripture.
astounding that this relic from the past is still
with us after five thousand years! If proof of
the existence of Moses' trek to Mount Sinai doesn't
build your faith, then the next Intriguing revelation
is sure to make you take notice and instill trust
in the accuracy of the Holy Bible. No other document
in the existence of mankind has been proven so
reliable by so many sources. Here is yet another