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Video: Har Karkom—Archaeological Discoveries on a Holy Mountain in the Desert of Exodus

Emmanuel Anati discusses the possible location of Mt. Sinai

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Where is Mt. Sinai? The investigation and study of Har Karkom has been the life work of Emmanuel Anati, an 83-year-old Italian archaeologist who has been documenting finds at the site for more than 30 years, as reported in the March/April 2014 issue of BAR.

Anati delivered the lecture “Har Karkom–Archaeological Discoveries on a Holy Mountain in the Desert of Exodus” at the recent Out of Egypt: Israel’s Exodus Between Text and Memory, History and Imagination conference hosted by Calit2’s Qualcomm Institute at UC San Diego. Watch the full lecture video below or click here for more information on the conference, including dozens of additional video lectures.

Lecture video courtesy of conference host Thomas E. Levy, distinguished professor and Norma Kershaw Chair in the Archaeology of Ancient Israel and Neighboring Lands at UCSD. All videos originally published on the Out of Egypt: Israel’s Exodus Between Text and Memory, History and Imagination website, which features additional Exodus research and more information on the UCSD conference.


BAS Library Members: Read “Where is Mt. Sinai?” by Hershel Shanks as it appeared in the March/April 2014 issue of BAR.

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4 Responses

  1. Darrell Nepia says:

    The Reed Sea? Not likely……the continued pushing of that old false chestnut continues to amaze.

  2. Searching for Biblical Mt. Sinai | newsantiques.com says:

    […] Emmanuel Anati’s harangue “Har Karkom: Archaeological Discoveries on a Holy Mountain in a Desert of Exodus,” delivered during a Out of Egypt: Israel’s Exodus Between Text and Memory, History and […]

  3. Herb says:

    Perhaps. But how did the Israelites of close to 2 million people reach Midian three days after leaving Egypt?

  4. Mervyn KERSH says:

    Mount Horeb is certainly NOT in Sinai. It is not a volcano which Exodus describes in detail. It is not in territory free from the pursuing Egyptians and is not known in detail by Moses.
    Midian, on the other hand, is where Moses lived for many years, had his family and connections, knew the territory and the mountains and was safe from the Egyptians. The Mount of God was a volcano by the very description in Exodus and Moses knew which side was safe during his climbing it. The only volcanos in the region were in Midian now part of NW Arabia.

    The Israelites crossed the REED Sea which is the N.E arm of the Red Sea separating Midian from Egyptian control. Everything – including the information in Exodus – points to Arabia and nothing suggests even remotely to Sinai (except for some Roman woman in her ignorance).

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4 Responses

  1. Darrell Nepia says:

    The Reed Sea? Not likely……the continued pushing of that old false chestnut continues to amaze.

  2. Searching for Biblical Mt. Sinai | newsantiques.com says:

    […] Emmanuel Anati’s harangue “Har Karkom: Archaeological Discoveries on a Holy Mountain in a Desert of Exodus,” delivered during a Out of Egypt: Israel’s Exodus Between Text and Memory, History and […]

  3. Herb says:

    Perhaps. But how did the Israelites of close to 2 million people reach Midian three days after leaving Egypt?

  4. Mervyn KERSH says:

    Mount Horeb is certainly NOT in Sinai. It is not a volcano which Exodus describes in detail. It is not in territory free from the pursuing Egyptians and is not known in detail by Moses.
    Midian, on the other hand, is where Moses lived for many years, had his family and connections, knew the territory and the mountains and was safe from the Egyptians. The Mount of God was a volcano by the very description in Exodus and Moses knew which side was safe during his climbing it. The only volcanos in the region were in Midian now part of NW Arabia.

    The Israelites crossed the REED Sea which is the N.E arm of the Red Sea separating Midian from Egyptian control. Everything – including the information in Exodus – points to Arabia and nothing suggests even remotely to Sinai (except for some Roman woman in her ignorance).

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