MemberFebruary 3, 2021 at 9:54 pm
The issue of the Wilderness of Shur is a fatal flaw in the case for Mount Sinai in Saudi Arabia.
I just searched Joel Richardson’s book for “Shur” and this is the only result:
“Next, we look to the other end of the exodus. In chapter 15, we’re informed that after they crossed the Red Sea, they went into the wilderness of Shur for three days (v. 22).”
Richardson, Joel. Mount Sinai in Arabia: The True Location Revealed (p. 105). WinePress Media. Kindle Edition.
Joel has nothing more to say on this topic. Yet itinerary matters are central to the question of the location of Mount Sinai and the route of the exodus. Most of the diagnostic data for Mount Sinai is in the accounts of the Israelite journeys. As Barry Beitzel points out regarding the various candidates, they all claim features that might suit the biblical Mount Sinai. But they cannot all claim to comply with, let alone fulfil, all the requirements of the wilderness itinerary. See the first post in this thread: https://historicalfaithsociety.com/forums/discussion/attributes-of-the-proposed-mountains/