THE BURNING BUSH
In accordance with the story as a told in the Torah, he returned to Egypt and led his people out of bondage toward the promised land. They wandered in the Sinai Peninsula for 40 years. During this period, Moses found himself at the foot of a mountain. Scolars dispute where this mountain was. However, since the fourth century AD when Coptic Christians founded a small church there, Christians (and later Muslims) have revered what is now called Mount Sinai. According to scripture, Moses spoke directly to God through a burning bush that was not consumed by the fire. On God’s instructions Moses went up on the mountain and there received, directly from the hand of God, the Ten Commandments.
Mount Sinai is in the southernmost part of the Sinai Peninsula in what is part of modern Egypt. In the fourth century a monastery was built there and named St. Catherine’s after a martyred Egyptian saint. Tradition has it that the monastery was constructed on the site of the burning bush.
Over the centuries various improvements have been made to the monastery so that now it encompasses a fairly large area that are surrounded by the granite walls 60 feet in height. It not only houses Christian a church but also a Moslem mosque.
He hopes to make all manuscripts, like the Moses's burning bush, in time
something for everyone to see and to appreciate but not to be consumed
at the same time.
Too often in their zeal to reveal an ancient discovery, the finders destroy or
damage the treasure.
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