MemberJanuary 15, 2021 at 8:29 pm
Frustration with this conundrum along with many others in the wilderness itinerary is why archaeologist Yohanan Aharoni wrote:
 “To-day the problem of identifying the route of the Exodus and Mount Sinai itself is one of extraordinary difficulty, far more than any other problem of Palestinian Biblical topography.”
Aharoni, Yohanan. “Kadesh-Barnea and Mount Sinai.” In God’s Wilderness: Discoveries in Sinai, by Beno Rothenberg, 115–82. London: Thames and Hudson, 1961.
He is not exaggerating. It is the Phaistos Disc of biblical studies… the Gordian Knot of historical apologetics.