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Mount Sinai. For many, it is the most sacred place on Earththe site where God descended to give Moses the Ten Commandments. Yet for centuries, mankind has not known its exact location. In this heart-pounding true story, award-winning journalist and bestselling author Howard Blum tells the enthralling account of two modern-day adventurersLarry Williams, a two-time Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from Montana and a self-made millionaire, and his friend Bob Cornuke, a retired policemen and former SWAT team member. Lured by the prospect of finding the fabled fortune in gold that the ancient Hebrews took with them when they fled from Egypt, the two men set out to find the true site of Mount Sinaiwith only the Old Testament as a guide. Eminent biblical scholars at Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania have argued that Mount Sinai is not in the Sinai Peninsula at all, but rather in northwestern Saudi Arabia. However, they were never allowed into the kingdom to prove their argument. When Cornuke and Williams are also denied entry, they daringly sneak into Saudi Arabia. And what they discover at the mountain known as Jabal al Lawz will astonish the worldand inspire readers to rethink the role of the Bible in history. They find the remains of the stone altar at which the Golden Calf was worshiped, the twelve pillars that Moses ordered to be erected, the cave where Moses slept, and, most sensationally, the unnaturally scorched spot on the mountaintop where God gave Moses the two stone tablets. They also explain, in a fascinating account, the truth about the parting of the Red Sea waters. And not the least of their discoveries is the fact that one of the most sacred spots on earth is now a top secret Saudi military base. As these two adventurers follow in Moses' footsteps, they become pawns in a dangerous game of international power politics and intrigue, This action-packed talepart high-tech treasure hunt, part modern-day spy thriller, and part biblical detective storyis riveting. And it is all true.
Clive Cussler Author of Flood Tide and The Sea Hunter This is an intriguing thriller and adventure that has everythingand best of all, it is a true tale. Blum knows how to make the action flow. You can't help but be swept up by it.
Dr. Roy Knuteson The visible evidence found in Howard Blum's The Gold of Exodus is remarkable and quite overwhelming. It appears that the location of the true Mount Sinai has at last been discovered.
Joseph Telushkin Author of Biblical LiteracyThe Gold of Exodus is compusively readableand more. The fact that several prominent biblical scholars support the book's assertion that the true Mount Sinai is in Sadi Arabia transforms this into the ultimate and perfect adventure story.