The Talmud attaches great importance to knowing the location of these historical sites, as do Maimonides (Rambam) and Nachmanides (Ramban). Certain laws depend on knowing their location, and knowledge of their location – and the location of the various sites of encampment of the Israelites – will lead to a more accurate understanding of the Biblical verses and at the same time pave the way for attaining a clearer picture of this crucial period in history.
In this unique and ground-breaking book, readers will:
- investigate various possible locations of Mt. Sinai and the crossing of the Red Sea and judge if they conform to the Biblical narrative and Rabbinic Tradition;
- trace the footsteps of the Israelites from the Exodus until their arrival at Mt. Sinai.
- be guided by clues hidden between the words of the Biblical narrative, ancient Rabbinic sources and a topographical study of the area.
In the course of our investigation, we will be led to new and startling locations for both the crossing of the Red Sea and Mount Sinai.