Mount Sinai, Egypt

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In the Old Testament, Mount Sinai was where God appeared before Moses, gave him the Ten Commandments, and instructed him on how to lead the Israelites, who were on their exodus journey, to the Promised Land. The actual mountain, whose peak stands at 7,497 feet (2,285 meters), is located in Egypt, in the northern peninsula of Sinai. Because of its important role in the Jewish and Christian traditions, Mount Sinai has become, in Western culture, a symbol of a sacred place where God's presence and guidance are revealed.

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"Mount Sinai, Egypt, November 9, 2010" by Berthold Werner is licensed under CC BY-SA.

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