A map of the route of the Exodus and the location of Mount Sinai
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On this map, the following applies:
- Arabia is mentioned, but that does not mean that the Israelites ever were exactly where the word “Arabia” is placed on this map. It may be that they spent most of the forty desert years in the area around Mount Sinai or close to it.
- The locations of Midian and the desert of Shur, Exodus 15:22, and the desert of Zin, Numbers 20:1, are approximate. A number of scriptures indicate that “the desert of Zin” may have covered much of the eastern coast of the Gulf of Aqaba. “The desert of Paran”, Numbers 10:12 et cetera, is not marked here, but it probably included the desert of Zin or a part of it, and lay close to Ezion-Geber, east or south-east of it.
- On this map, the approximate area of the land of Edom is slightly highlighted, with waved lines. – Numbers 20:14–19 records that at the end of they Israelites’ forty desert years, they were in the Kadesh area (see the map above) and wanted to pass through the land of Edom, into the Promised Land. But, the king of Edom did not allow them to pass through his land, Numbers 20:20–21. This forced the Israelites to make a long trek around the land of Edom, on its eastern side. That extra trek is marked on the map with a thick black arrow.
- The Brook of Egypt and its location is discussed in appendix 2 at the end of the article roa062.htm.
The main article regarding the Exodus trek. → roa062.htm
A computer-created “satellite image” of the route of the Exodus. From Rameses in Egypt, over the Red Sea by the Straits of Tiran, to Mount Sinai (Horeb) in Arabia. → roa062a.htm
The Exodus and the crossing of the Red Sea. A satellite photo of the Straits of Tiran at the southern end of the Gulf of Aqaba. → roa062b.htm
An overview map of the Middle East, showing the location of Arabia. → roa062c.htm
A time-graph of the events of the Exodus trek from Rameses in Egypt to Mount Sinai in Arabia. The fifty days from the Passover in Egypt to the making of the covenant by Mount Sinai. → roa062e.htm
Regarding copyright and quoting. → rpa032.htm
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