Over the past two days my wife and I have traveled through the Sinai Peninsula. We left Cairo Tuesday morning and traveled somewhat along the traditional route of the Israelites in the wilderness to Jebel Musa (Mount Sinai/Horeb).
Tuesday night we stayed at the Morganland Hotel near Saint Catherine’s Monastery. This photo was made Wednesday morning from the hotel grounds.
I am reminded of the stanza in Deborah’s song:
The mountains trembled before the LORD, the God of Sinai; before the LORD God of Israel. (Judges 5:5 NET)
After visiting Saint Catherine’s Monastery, we continued east to the Gulf of Aqaba/Eilat to Tabah, Egypt. Then, moving north, we crossed into Israel at Eilat. We were traveling in a van. The trip from Sinai to Tabah took more than 2 and 1/2 hours, but by the time we cleared all of the customs things in Egypt and Israel it took a total of 4 hours.
We enjoyed the two weeks in Egypt, but delighted to be in Israel again.
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