mater deum wrote:They believe that the Moses Crew left Egypt and crossed into north-eastern Saudi Arabia. The 'actual' Mount Sinai of the Bible is Jabal al-Lawz in Saudi Arabia. (Look it up). So, do any of you fellow skeptics/heathens have any info on real archeologists and the sites in Saudi Arabia.
This is interesting but I think it is impossible to say which is the "real" Mt Sinai that the "real" Moses visited. We know there was no exodus in reality and there is no egyptian "regal" document that mentions a pharaoh being drowned chasing his brother. The myth probably comes from the removal of a short dynasty of semetic pharaohs called the Hyksos, 300 years earlier than the bible date. The name "Moses" only appears after the reign of Tutmoses, a much later pharaoh who taxed the Levant. It is therefore impossible to try apply any facts to the exodus story.
( I think the exodus story in the bible is a complete fabrication that was required to "link" two other stories with some basis in fact. First there is the Egyptian conquest of Judea and the normal practice of taking upper class hostages back to Egypt ( possibly explaining why "Moses" was in the royal palace) but somehow the jewish tribe is still in Judea so they make up the exodus story to explain why they are still there. I have to remind people that "Moses" could not speak Hebrew as the language did not exist yet so his contribution to Hebrew myths is confusing. Most scholars suggest the story was taken from the Caanites as they were related to the Hyksos. )