Mount Sinai Egypt Tours aim to bring visitors face to face with sacred history, while at the same time including a fun and memorable experience. Much of the history regarding Mount Sinai dates back to biblical times. In fact, Mount Sinai is one of the four most sacred mountains in the Judeo-Christian region of the Middle East.
Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey is believed to be the place where Noah’s Ark came to rest following the Great Flood. Mount Zion and Mount Tabor in Israel are where the city of Jerusalem and the Temple of Solomon once stood, and it was also the site of the transfiguration of Jesus.
Mount Sinai on the other hand, which is located in the Sinai peninsula, is believed to be the place where Moses received the Ten Commandments from God.
Mount Sinai Egypt Tours and the History of the Holy Moses Mountain
Moses, who was the traditional founder of Judaism, was set adrift by his parents on the Nile to prevent his death, since a death order had been issued for every male child born to a Hebrew family.
Moses was later found by the daughter of a Pharaoh, and was subsequently raised as the adopted son of the royal family.
It is said that at the age of forty, Moses fled into the Sinai region, exiled for the death of an Egyptian overseer. Some forty years later, Moses heard a voice speak from a bush that was on fire, known as the Burning Bush in the Bible.
The voice commanded him to lead his people, and 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 its religious significance.
Although some scholars dispute its validity, those who believe, know and trust wholeheartedly in the sacredness of the holy peak.
The Monastery of St. Catherine
Mount Sinai is also home to the famous Monastery of Saint Catherine, nowadays 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. It really is one place you will want to visit and explore if you are in the area.
Most historians believe that the fortress that stands at the base of Mount Sinai Egypt is the only reason why this ancient monastery was able 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 the only access was through a door high in the outer walls.
For anyone that has ties to either of these religions, a trip or pilgrimage to Mount Sinai Egypt can provide not only a very memorable experience, but also a truly religious experience.
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Visit the legendary pyramids, step inside the ancient tombs of pharaohs, enjoy an unforgettable desert adventure; dive and swim in the beautiful Red Sea, and contemplate the sacred past of a holy mountain with our spectacular Mount Sinai Egypt tours.
Last Updated on May 23, 2018