1. The Sinai Peninsula is an important region to readers of the Bible and also serves as a land bridge between Africa and Asia. Notice on the map the region appears to be an upside down triangle.
2. Three significant events occurred there regarding the Israelites. First the Peninsula is the location where Mount Sinai is located…the place where God appeared to Moses more than once. Moses interacted with God for the first time while he was on the mountain herding sheep for Jethro. The second time Moses was there God established his covenant with the Israelites at the foot of the mountain after their exodus from Egypt. Sinai is also the place where Moses ascended the mountain and God gave him the Ten Commandments.3. Mount Sinai is referred to as “the mountain”…. Exodus 19:2; “the mountain of God”… Exodus 3:1; “the mountain of the Lord”…Numbers Numbers 10:33; and “Horeb”…Exodus 3:1.
There are five areas mentioned in the Bible in relationship to the mountain.4. The Wilderness of Shur is the location on the northern border of Egypt where the Israelites found themselves after crossing the Red Sea. This place was between the Red Sea and Marah where the people complained because there was no water…. Exodus 15: 22-24.
5. The wilderness of Sin is a region between Elim and Sinai where God provided food for the Israelites…Exodus 16:1.6. The Wilderness of Paran is where the Israelites camped after they left Mount Sinai, and is the location where they were sent out to explore the land.