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sylvius
01-03-2018, 09:01 AM
https://nos.nl/artikel/2210358-losgeslagen-ark-van-noach-richt-ravage-aan-in-haven-van-urk.html

Ark Hebrew :"teivah"= word.

So you can imagine what damage the bible wheel can cause ....

sylvius
01-03-2018, 10:49 AM
https://nos.nl/artikel/2210358-losgeslagen-ark-van-noach-richt-ravage-aan-in-haven-van-urk.html

Ark Hebrew :"teivah"= word.

So you can imagine what damage the bible wheel can cause ....

https://twitter.com/PJKleiweg/status/948605601646567425

PJ Kleiweg
‏Verified account @PJKleiweg
25m25 minutes ago

An alternative to Genesis. Noah?s Arc went adrift this afternoon in The Netherlands, after gale-winds. Destroying yachts in Urk harbour
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DSofwlsW0AMEOK5.jpg

sylvius
01-03-2018, 11:10 AM
https://twitter.com/search?q=%22Ark%20van%20Noach%22&src=tren

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DSngMIPW0AEEeQM.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DSnwfJZXUAI-bSy.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DSnwVPdX0AAWHbV.jpg

https://twitter.com/Nahtalska

sylvius
01-08-2018, 05:40 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCyOVGBnNp8

] Noah's Ark Has Been Found! It's Not Just Some Fairy Tale!!

sylvius
01-08-2018, 10:35 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCyOVGBnNp8

] Noah's Ark Has Been Found! It's Not Just Some Fairy Tale!!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Searches_for_Noah%27s_Ark


An interesting phenomenon that has arisen within twentieth-century conservative American evangelism ? the widespread conviction that the ancient Ark of Noah is embedded in ice high atop Mount Ararat, waiting to be found. It is a story that has combined earnest faith with the lure of adventure, questionable evidence with startling claims. The hunt for the ark, like evangelism itself, is a complex blend of the rational and the supernatural, the modern and the premodern. While it acknowledges a debt to pure faith in a literal reading of the Scriptures and centuries of legend, the conviction that the Ark literally lies on Ararat is a recent one, backed by a largely twentieth-century canon of evidence that includes stories of shadowy eyewitnesses, tales of mysterious missing photographs, rumors of atheistic conspiracy, and pieces of questionable "ark wood" from the mountain. (...) Moreover, it skirts the domain of pop pseudoscience and the paranormal, making the attempt to find the ark the evangelical equivalent of the search for Bigfoot or the Loch Ness monster. In all these ways, it reveals much about evangelicals' distrust of mainstream science and the motivations and modus operandi of the scientific elite


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durup%C4%B1nar_site


The Arzap drogue stones are a number of large standing stones found near the Durupınar site by amateur archaeologist Ron Wyatt with the aid of David Fasold and others. Fasold interpreted the artifacts as drogues, stone weights used to stabilize the Ark in rough seas, because they all have a chamfered hole cut at one end as if to fasten a rope to them, and his reading of the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Babylonian mythical account of the flood, suggested to him that such stones were used.

Drogue stones were the equivalent of a storm anchor on ancient ships. They have been found in the Nile and elsewhere in the Mediterranean area, and like the stones found by Wyatt and Fasold, they are heavy and flat with a hole for tying a line at one end. Their purpose was to create drag in the water or along shallow sandy bottoms: the stone was attached to one end of a boat, and the drag produced would cause the bow or stern to face into the wind and wind-blown waves.

A geological investigation of samples from the stones, published by geologist Lorence Collins in co-authorship with their original discoverer David Fasold, found that they are of local rock and thus could not have been brought from Mesopotamia, the Ark's supposed place of origin. Similar stones found throughout ancient Armenia are recognised as pagan "holy stones" converted to Christian use by the addition of crosses and other Christian symbols. Many are found in Christian cemeteries, as these were.

sylvius
01-08-2018, 11:38 PM
Bible wheels found at the bottom of the red sea!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d90NM9tgDQE

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/28/07/3e/28073eed43a0c0991a414ae7d9f08f78.jpg

https://godssecret.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/chariotw2.jpg

http://www.debed.com/Bible/images/exodus-wheel01-sm.jpg

http://www.debed.com/Bible/comments/Exodus-the-crossing.html

sylvius
01-10-2018, 12:08 AM
Yet it seems to be very convincing

Exodus 14
http://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/9875/jewish/Chapter-14.htm#showrashi=true

v.2 Speak to the children of Israel, and let them turn back and encamp in front of Pi hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea; in front of Baal Zephon, you shall encamp opposite it, by the sea.

Rashi:
They [the Hiroth] are two high upright rocks, and the valley between them [this] is called the mouth (פִּי) of the rocks.


http://www.6000years.org/frame.php?page=red_sea_crossing

http://www.6000years.org/graphics/red-sea-multi.jpg
which we would apply to the mouth of the canyon above


v.3 And Pharaoh will say about the children of Israel, [B]They are trapped in the land. The desert has closed in upon them.

trapped in what is called Sinai Peninsula

http://www.6000years.org/graphics/sinai-sat-text.jpg

sylvius
01-10-2018, 12:24 AM
Exodus 14:31,

And Israel saw the great hand, which the Lord had used upon the Egyptians, and the people feared the Lord, and they believed in the Lord and in Moses, His servant.

the great hand = "hayad hagdolah" הַיָּ֣ד הַגְּדֹלָ֗ה gematria 66 like of "galgal" = (bible) wheel :winking0071:

Richard Amiel McGough
01-10-2018, 08:48 AM
Exodus 14:31,

And Israel saw the great hand, which the Lord had used upon the Egyptians, and the people feared the Lord, and they believed in the Lord and in Moses, His servant.

the great hand = "hayad hagdolah" הַיָּ֣ד הַגְּדֹלָ֗ה gematria 66 like of "galgal" = (bible) wheel :winking0071:
They was a time I might have thought that to be quite significant. But that time is past ... which makes me like you in that regard. :lol:

sylvius
01-10-2018, 10:32 AM
They was a time I might have thought that to be quite significant. But that time is past ... which makes me like you in that regard. :lol:

The altar of the Bible Wheel found in the desert:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvInc9G-UeI

calf = "egel" עֵ֨גֶל related to "igul" = circle

"agal"= draw a circle, make round (like a wheel)

"agalah"= a carriage, coach, wagon

(characterized by it's wheels)

Genesis 45:27

And they told him all of Joseph's words that he had said to them, and he saw the wagons that Joseph had sent to carry him, and the spirit of their father Jacob was revived.

Rashi:

He (Joseph) gave them a sign, viz., in what topic he was engaged when he (Joseph) separated from him (Jacob). [That was] the section dealing with the heifer (she-calf) that was to be beheaded (עֶגְלָה עִרוּפָה) , "aglah arufah",(Deut. 21), and this is what [Scripture] says, ?and he saw the wagons that Joseph had sent,? and it (Scripture) does not say, ?that Pharaoh had sent.? [from Gen. Rabbah 94:3]

sylvius
01-10-2018, 11:53 AM
Exodus 32:3-4,
And all the people stripped themselves of the golden earrings that were on their ears and brought them to Aaron. He took from their hand, formed it with an engraving tool, and made it into a molten calf, upon which they said: "These are your gods, O Israel, who have brought you up from the land of Egypt!"


formed it with an engraving tool וַיָּ֤צַר אֹתוֹ֙ בַּחֶ֔רֶט, "vayatzar oto bacheret"

"cheret" Rashi: .
[The tool is] like a scribe?s stylus, which engraves letters on tablets and wax-covered tablets, as ?and inscribe on it with a common pen (בְּחֶרֶט אֱנוֹשׁ) ? (Isa. 8:1). This [second interpretation] is what Onkelos rendered: וְצַר יָתֵיהּ בְּזִיפָא, an expression of זִיוּף, a tool with which people engrave letters and designs, known in French as nielle, niello work. With it, signets are engraved.



https://pinkoski.com/real-mt-sinai/


https://pinkoski.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/04/mts_6.jpg

ABOVE: The Golden Calf Altar (with the fence the Saudis put around it after Ron Wyatt showed it to them in 1985) ? BELOW: There are several Egyptian-style petroglyphs of cows and bulls on those altar rocks ? this is how we can identify this group of rocks as the Golden Calf Altar!

https://pinkoski.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/04/mts_7.jpg

sylvius
01-10-2018, 12:15 PM
Note this

Exodus 32:16,

Now the tablets were God's work, and the inscription was God's inscription, engraved on the tablets.

Rashi:


engraved: Heb. חָרוּת. The terms חָרֹת and חָרֹט are one [and the same]. Both are an expression of engraving, entalyer in Old French, [entailler in modern French, meaning] to engrave.

I bet the evangelical truthfinders never noticed this

חָרוּת, "charut" , engraved, is also a wordplay with "cheirut"= freedom, liberty

sylvius
01-10-2018, 12:16 PM
Yet I am rather convinced they found the real mount Sinai

sylvius
01-10-2018, 12:43 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RpD2pIxIoM

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/34/70/95/3470958a891b9291bbe8729bf925dd8d--the-exodus-holy-land.jpg

Exodus 17:6,

Behold, I shall stand there before you on the rock in Horeb, and you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, and the people will drink Moses did so before the eyes of the elders of Israel.

Rashi:

and you shall strike the rock: Heb. וְהִכִּיתָ בַצּוּר. It does not say עַל-הַצּוּר, upon the rock, but בַצּוּר, [lit., into the rock]. From here [we deduce] that the staff was of a hard substance called sapphire, and the rock was split by it. ? [from Mechilta]

sylvius
01-10-2018, 11:23 PM
Psalms 78:15
He split rocks in the desert and gave them to drink as [from] great deeps.



Rashi:
He split rocks: (Exod. 17:6): ?and you shall strike the rock.?

He split rocks יְבַקַּ֣ע צֻ֖רִים "y'bakka tzurim"

cf. Exodus 14:21,
And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the Lord led the sea with the strong east wind all night, and He made the sea into dry land and the waters split.

and the waters split וַיִּבָּֽקְע֖וּ הַמָּֽיִם, "vayibak'u hamayim"

LXX και εσχισθη το υδωρ

cf. Matthew 27:51,
Καὶ ἰδοὺ τὸ καταπέτασμα τοῦ ναοῦ ἐσχίσθη ἀπ' ἄνωθεν ἕως κάτω εἰς δύο, καὶ ἡ γῆ ἐσείσθη, καὶ αἱ πέτραι ἐσχίσθησαν


so there is some deep connection to Ron Wyatt's next finding:

"Jesus? Blood Found on the Ark of the Covenant":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8TRoQk6WUE

(through the split rocks Jesus'blood dripping down on the by Jeremiah hidden ark of the covenant)

sylvius
01-10-2018, 11:51 PM
Psalms 105:41

He opened rock and water flowed; in the deserts ran rivers.
פָּ֣תַח צ֖וּר "patach tzur"


Psalms 114:8,
Who transforms the rock into a pond of water, the flint into a fountain of water.
הַהֹֽפְכִ֣י הַ֖צּוּר אֲגַם־מָ֑יִם "hahofchi hatzur agam=mayim"

"hafach"= to turn, change; to overturn, subvert. From this root "mahpeichah" (מַהְפֵּכָה) = revolution
https://twitter.com/Minkmaat/status/918053706138030080

sylvius
01-11-2018, 01:37 AM
Matthew 27:23,
Καὶ ἐλθόντες εἰς τόπον λεγόμενον Γολγοθᾶ, ὅ ἐστιν Κρανίου Τόπος λεγόμενος

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5d/Golgotha_hill2.jpg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hU5gVYaJL60

τόπος = Hebrew "makom"

Genesis 22:2-3

And Abraham arose early in the morning, and he saddled his donkey, and he took his two young men with him and Isaac his son; and he split wood for a burnt offering, and he arose and went to the place of which God had told him.
On the third day, Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place from afar.

v.9,
And they came to the place of which God had spoken to him, and Abraham built the altar there and arranged the wood, and he bound Isaac his son and placed him on the altar upon the wood.
v.14,
And Abraham named that place, The Lord will see, as it is said to this day: On the mountain, the Lord will be seen
Rashi:

The Lord will see: Its simple meaning is as the Targum renders: The Lord will choose and see for Himself this place, to cause His Divine Presence to rest therein and for offering sacrifices here.

sylvius
01-11-2018, 01:34 PM
and what you think of this:

http://www.ronwyatt.com/sodom_and_gomorrah.html

Ron Wyatt's Discovery of
Sodom, Gomorrah, and the Cities of the Plain ?

sylvius
01-11-2018, 01:46 PM
The end is near, are you ready?

https://www.istockphoto.com/nl/fotos/sodom-and-gomorrah?excludenudity=false&sort=mostpopular&mediatype=photography&phrase=sodom%20en%20gomorra&family=creative

sylvius
01-13-2018, 04:12 AM
Yet it seems to be very convincing

Exodus 14
http://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/9875/jewish/Chapter-14.htm#showrashi=true

v.2 Speak to the children of Israel, and let them turn back and encamp in front of Pi hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea; in front of Baal Zephon, you shall encamp opposite it, by the sea.

Rashi:

http://www.6000years.org/frame.php?page=red_sea_crossing



v.3 And Pharaoh will say about the children of Israel, They are trapped in the land. The desert has closed in upon them.

trapped in what is called Sinai Peninsula

http://www.6000years.org/graphics/sinai-sat-text.jpg


So Ron Wyatt is kind of modern-day Nachshon

http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Nahshon


The Midrash relates that during the Exodus, when the Israelites reached the Red Sea, it did not automatically part. The Israelites stood at the banks of the sea and wailed with despair, but Nahshon entered the waters. Once he was up to his nose in the water, the sea parted.

Nachshon is also in the generations-list of Matthew

Matthew 1:4, Ἀρὰμ δὲ ἐγέννησεν τὸν Ἀμιναδάβ, Ἀμιναδὰβ δὲ ἐγέννησεν τὸν Ναασσών, Ναασσὼν δὲ ἐγέννησεν τὸν Σαλμών

Name Nachshon related to "nachash" = snake


Ron Wyatt was also kind of a snake

sylvius
01-13-2018, 07:56 AM
So Ron Wyatt is kind of modern-day Nachshon

http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Nahshon



Nachshon is also in the generations-list of Matthew

Matthew 1:4, Ἀρὰμ δὲ ἐγέννησεν τὸν Ἀμιναδάβ, Ἀμιναδὰβ δὲ ἐγέννησεν τὸν Ναασσών, Ναασσὼν δὲ ἐγέννησεν τὸν Σαλμών

Name Nachshon related to "nachash" = snake


Ron Wyatt was also kind of a snake


Weinreb in "De Bijbel als Schepping":

It is foolishness to go search for that sea here somewhere (...) Anyone who tries to find and explain with perception meausures is like the Pahrao who wanted to go through there with his chariots from Egypt

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTbaFblXUAA1De6.jpg



https://twitter.com/Minkmaat/status/952189290888552448

sylvius
01-15-2018, 07:24 AM
Matthew 27:23,
Καὶ ἐλθόντες εἰς τόπον λεγόμενον Γολγοθᾶ, ὅ ἐστιν Κρανίου Τόπος λεγόμενος

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5d/Golgotha_hill2.jpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hU5gVYaJL60

τόπος = Hebrew "makom"

Genesis 22:2-3

And Abraham arose early in the morning, and he saddled his donkey, and he took his two young men with him and Isaac his son; and he split wood for a burnt offering, and he arose and went to the place of which God had told him.
On the third day, Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place from afar.

v.9,
And they came to the place of which God had spoken to him, and Abraham built the altar there and arranged the wood, and he bound Isaac his son and placed him on the altar upon the wood.
v.14,
And Abraham named that place, The Lord will see, as it is said to this day: On the mountain, the Lord will be seen
Rashi:


And Abraham named that place, The Lord will see, as it is said to this day: On the mountain, the Lord will be seen.

The Lord will see = יְהֹוָ֣ה | יִרְאֶ֑ה "hashem yireh"


"yireh"= 216 = (cube) 6x6x6, like "d'vir" name of the holy of holies, and like the outline of Genesis 1:1 triangle 73 = 3 x 72.

"yireh" is seen as first part of the name Jerusalem, "y'ru", also with gematria 216

the Lord will be seen = יְהֹוָ֖ה יֵֽרָאֶֽה, "hashem yeiraeh"

"yeiraeh" also 216

sylvius
01-15-2018, 09:29 AM
The altar of the Bible Wheel found in the desert:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvInc9G-UeI

calf = "egel" עֵ֨גֶל related to "igul" = circle

"agal"= draw a circle, make round (like a wheel)

"agalah"= a carriage, coach, wagon

(characterized by it's wheels)

Genesis 45:27

And they told him all of Joseph's words that he had said to them, and he saw the wagons that Joseph had sent to carry him, and the spirit of their father Jacob was revived.

Rashi:

So:

The closing argument went under in the red sea = JAM SUF = sea of the end.

Exodus 14:25,
And He removed the wheels of their chariots

The closing argument couldn't catch the truth it was chasing for.

And now they made a closed circle argument of that in the form of a golden calf.

sylvius
01-15-2018, 09:56 AM
Note this

Exodus 32:16,

Now the tablets were God's work, and the inscription was God's inscription, engraved on the tablets.

Rashi:



I bet the evangelical truthfinders never noticed this

חָרוּת, "charut" , engraved, is also a wordplay with "cheirut"= freedom, liberty



The name Pi Hachirot is also explained as Pi Hacheirut = the mouth of freedom

http://divreinavon.com/pdf/pi_hahirot.pdf

(Rashi:
They [the Hiroth] are two high upright rocks, and [because there is] the valley between them [this] is called the mouth (פִּי) of the rocks.)

sylvius
01-16-2018, 08:18 AM
New Testament is about final pesach, the final crossing, the final redemption.

Jesus was crucified on the sixth day that was also the first day of Passover (after the synoptici) or the day before the first day of Passover (after John)

Same thing about these wheels is also in the creation stories of Genesis.

The first story of creation is written with only 21 letters, no letter "samech" is used.

The first letter "samech" occurs in Genesis 2:11, Name of the one is Pishon; that is the one that encompasses all the land of Chavilah, where there is the gold

that is the one that encompasses ה֣וּא הַסֹּבֵ֗ב, "hu hasoveiv"

in Ashuri script "samech" is written round like a circle or a wheel, like our "O".

The number Pi, π, is related to the circle

21/7 < Pi < 22/7

22 being the number of 22 letters of Hebrewe alphabet, 7 being the number of days.

So yosu see you can't get creation "round"-- there remains a little opening.

I said to be the opening in "yom hashishi", the sixth day, i.e. the opening in the letter "hey" that was added to "shishi" at the completion of creation = at the end of time.


Rashi:

http://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/8165#showrashi=true


the sixth day: Scripture added a ?hey? on the sixth [day], at the completion of the Creation, to tell us that He stipulated with them, [?you were created] on the condition that Israel accept the Five Books of the Torah.? [The numerical value of the ?hey? is five.] (Tanchuma Bereishith 1). Another explanation for ?the sixth day? : They [the works of creation] were all suspended until the ?sixth day,? referring to the sixth day of Sivan, which was prepared for the giving of the Torah (Shab. 88a). [The?hey? is the definite article, alluding to the well-known sixth day, the sixth day of Sivan, when the Torah was given (ad loc.).]

sylvius
01-16-2018, 11:26 AM
They [the works of creation] were all suspended until the sixth day, referring to the sixth day of Sivan, which was prepared for the giving of the Torah

The "hey" is the definite article, alluding to the well-known sixth day, the sixth day of Sivan, when the Torah was given

i.e. revelation on mount Sinai in Saudi Arabia

Exodus 19:18,
And the entire Mount Sinai smoked because the Lord had descended upon it in fire, and its smoke ascended like the smoke of the kiln, and the entire mountain quaked violently.

Deuteronomy 4:11,
And you approached and stood at the foot of the mountain, and the mountain burned with fire up to the midst of the heavens, with darkness, a cloud, and opaque darkness.

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/24cLX3o56rk/maxresdefault.jpg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24cLX3o56rk

sylvius
01-16-2018, 01:07 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTr9UaRXUAYHEZD.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTr-8mCXUAAjPnd.jpg


2 Peter 2:6-9King James Version (KJV)

6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;

7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:

8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)

9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nFq6PCmj24

sylvius
01-17-2018, 02:13 AM
2 Peter 2:6-9King James Version (KJV)

6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;

7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:

8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)

9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:



ensample = ὑπόδειγμα from ὑποδείκνυμι = show plainly, teach, warn

fe Matthew 3:7, But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come ?"

Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come = τίς ὑπέδειξεν ὑμῖν φυγεῖν ἀπὸ τῆς μελλούσης ὀργῆς

ὑπόδειγμα physical sign

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwTVFk1HK3Y

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTsC_H5X0AAD3W6.jpg

I think it scary

these are structures of ashes .

It is quite different from the remnants of Pompeii:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iB-WNrqW69o

sylvius
05-08-2018, 01:39 PM
Yet I am rather convinced they found the real mount Sinai


https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/4021233/jewish/Where-Is-Mount-Sinai.htm#utm_medium=email&utm_source=1_chabad.org_magazine_en&utm_campaign=en&utm_content=content



Where Is Mount Sinai?
Why don?t the rabbis know where?

I?ve seen lots of theories about the location of Mount Sinai. Is there any validity to those theories? I know that Judaism reveres the Temple Mount as the site of the Holy Temple, but is there any location that Judaism reveres or at least recognizes as Mount Sinai, the place where G‑d gave the Torah and where the Jewish nation was born? And if not, why?
Reply

There are lots of theories, but none of them are even close to conclusive. Why is that? Why have the Jewish sages not preserved a tradition regarding the location of the most monumental event in all of history? Why the ambivalence?

Once the Jewish people received the Torah on Mount Sinai and continued their journey to the Land of Israel, there is just one biblical mention of anyone going back to Mount Sinai.

We read in the Book of Kings1 how, hundreds of years after the giving of the Torah, Elijah the prophet fled the wicked queen Jezebel and took refuge in a cave on ?the mountain of G‑d, Horeb,? which is identified as none other than Mount Sinai.

But on closer examination, this incident itself only underscores the question.

The day after Elijah took refuge, the word of G‑d came to him: ?What are you doing here, Elijah??

After the prophet complained about his lot and the bad deeds of the people, G‑d told him to step outside and stand on the mountainside. Elijah did so, and then, in one of the most stirring moments in Scripture, we read:

Behold! the L‑rd passes, and a great and strong wind splitting mountains and shattering boulders before the L‑rd?but the L‑rd was not in the wind.

And after the wind, an earthquake?not in the earthquake was the L‑rd.

After the earthquake, fire?not in the fire was the L‑rd.

And after the fire, a still small sound.

And as Elijah heard, he wrapped his face in his mantle, and he went out and stood at the entrance to the cave, and behold a voice came to him and [again] said: ?What are you doing here, Elijah??

G‑d then told him to go back to the people, with instructions on how to deal with them

Mount Sinai was the site of great drama, but G‑d told Elijah that His eternal place is not in great noises and rumbling earthquakes. Rather, He can be found in our quiet, humble day-to-day actions. His message was clear: ?You don?t belong here. Go back to the people and do your work!?
Honoring the Place

Perhaps the rabbis? attitude toward Mount Sinai can best be explained by the following piece of Talmud:

It is not the place that honors the person; rather, the person honors his place, as we found with regard to Mount Sinai, that as long as the Divine Presence rested upon it, the Torah said: ?Nor let the flocks nor the herds graze before that mountain.?2 Once the Divine Presence departed from the mountain, the Torah said: ?When the shofar sounds long, they may come up to the mountain?3 [indicating that the sanctity was not intrinsic to the place, but was due to the Divine Presence resting there].4

Mount Sinai itself was not inherently holy. Rather, what was done there gave honor and holiness to Sinai, so once the people received the Torah and moved on, Sinai was no longer holy.

We read a similar story from the Talmud:

Rabbah bar bar Chanah said: ?Once we were traveling in the desert, and we were accompanied by a certain Arab. . . . That Arab also said to me: ?Come, I will show you Mount Sinai.? I went and saw that scorpions were encircling it, and they were standing as high as white donkeys . . .?5

The commentaries explain that scorpions represent the forces of evil. Once the Divine Presence left the place, it became susceptible to unholiness.

Thus, though Sinai was holy during the giving of the Torah, once it had accomplished its purpose it was void of significance. At Sinai we were given a mission to learn the Torah and uplift and refine the mundane, outside world. Simply hanging around Mount Sinai would defeat the purpose.

But it does not end there.


The Talmud states that in the messianic era, all of the synagogues of the diaspora will be transported to the Land of Israel:

Rabbi Elazar HaKappar says: ?In the future, the synagogues and the study halls in Babylonia will be transported and reestablished in the Land of Israel, as it is stated: ?Surely, like Tabor among the mountains, and like Carmel by the sea, so shall he come.?6 There is a tradition that these mountains came to Sinai at the giving of the Torah and demanded that the Torah should be given upon them. We can therefore extrapolate: Just as Tabor and Carmel, which came only momentarily to Torah, were relocated and established in Israel in reward for their actions, all the more so should the synagogues and study halls in Babylonia, in which the Torah is read and disseminated, be relocated to Israel.?7

Commentaries explain that this refers to all the synagogues from throughout the generations. Since the Divine Presence rested upon them, and they were considered holy places, their holiness is never entirely erased, and they will be transported to the Land of Israel.

In a fascinating talk, the Lubavitcher Rebbe explains that if this is true for all the synagogues and houses of Torah learning, then it is surely true for Mount Sinai itself, which was in a sense responsible for all the future generations? learning of Torah and performance of mitzvahs. Thus, in the messianic era, Mount Sinai will regain its holiness and be transported to the Land of Israel.8

May it be speedily in our days!