MemberMarch 28, 2021 at 6:45 am
Thomas, yes Har Karkom is ‘dry’ of course (a desert area) but also crumbling, as per the meaning of חֹרֵב. Here is Anati’s UCSD talk in 2013 just after he held the Karkom-Sinai colloquium in Israel and a field-trip for about 200 people. Watch from 4:00 min for his mention of Horeb as ‘crumbling’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUZIRSQn-gU See also from 6:25 min for a picture of the two peaks on top of the Karkom plateau, from the east like breasts and from above to show how they are ‘male’ and ‘female’ shaped. It is extraordinarily clear, and Anati also found a large standing stone on the top of the male peak as if to emphasise the allusion. It is clear that the geographical symbology was not lost on the prehistoric pagan visitors.