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The Gold of Exodus: The discovery of the true Mount Sinai
by Howard Blum
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NO OF PAGES: 364 SUB CAT I: Exodus, The SUB CAT II: SUB CAT III: DESCRIPTION: Mount Sinai. For many, it is the most sacred place on Earth?the site where God descended to give Moses the Ten Commandments. Yet for centuries, mankind has not known its exact location. In this heart-pounding true story, award-winning journalist and bestselling author Howard Blum tells the enthralling account of two modern-day adventurers?Larry Williams, a two-time Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from Montana and a self-made millionaire, and his friend Bob Cornuke, a retired policemen and former SWAT team member. Lured by the prospect of finding the fabled fortune in gold that the ancient Hebrews took with them when they fled from Egypt, the two men set out to find the true site of Mount Sinai?with only the Old Testament as a guide.
Eminent biblical scholars at Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania have argued that Mount Sinai is not in the Sinai Peninsula at all, but rather in northwestern Saudi Arabia. However, they were never allowed into the kingdom to prove their argument. When Cornuke and Williams are also denied entry, they daringly sneak into Saudi Arabia. And what they discover at the mountain known as Jabal al Lawz will astonish the world?and inspire readers to rethink the role of the Bible in history. They find the remains of the stone altar at which the Golden Calf was worshiped, the twelve pillars that Moses ordered to be erected, the cave where Moses slept, and, most sensationally, the unnaturally scorched spot on the mountaintop where God gave Moses the two stone tablets. They also explain, in a fascinating account, the truth about the parting of the Red Sea waters. And not the least of their discoveries is the fact that one of the most sacred spots on earth is now a top secret Saudi military base. As these two adventurers follow in Moses' footsteps, they become pawns in a dangerous game of international power politics and intrigue, This action-packed tale?part high-tech treasure hunt, part modern-day spy thriller, and part biblical detective story?is riveting. And it is all true.NOTES: Purchased from Half-Price books. SUBTITLE: The Discovery of the True Mount Sinai
Supposedly based on a true story, The Gold of Exodus attempts to be a realistic Dirk Pit novel. What it is a tedious trek with an omniscient narrator.
Obstacles raised are quickly overcome with no repercussions.
My conclusion is that this book is worth every penny I paid. Especially since I only paid 5 cents for it at a book sale.
I remember this being a pretty cool book...already outdated I think...
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With The Gold of Exodus, two-times Pulitzer Prize nominee Howard Blum tells the true story of how two American adventurers travelled to Saudia Arabia to find the site of the true Mount Sinai and the sacred scorched spot.
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)956.05History and Geography Asia Middle East Middle East
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