Irwin in turn put Fasold in touch with two other potential treasure hunters — Larry Williams, a commodity trader and part time treasure hunter, and Robert Cornuke, a former police officer and SWAT team member (Cornuke and Halbrook 2000: 218). Before they began this venture, they consulted an unnamed university professor in California, who wishes his identity to remain a “deep dark secret” (Blum 1998: 108).
He seemed to agree with this idea and encouraged them in their pursuit.
However, as Petrie (1906: viii, 169) points out, mining was seasonal, from January to April, so the Israelites would have found Sinai “quite empty” when they left Egypt.
Larry Williams wrote a book about their adventures entitled (1998a) based on the adventures of these two treasure hunters. For example, Ronald Hendel (1999: 54) points out that before Williams and Cornuke went to Saudi Arabia in the summer of 1988, they had a meeting with an unnamed Biblical scholar from southern California.
During the course of the conversation the unnamed scholar mentioned an interview of Dr.
Hershel Shanks also added a clarification of his endorsement. A good case has been made that it is somewhere in northwest Saudi Arabia, and Jebel al-Lawz is the highest point in this area” (page 67). Violators Will Be Put to Death” (Cornuke and Halbrook 2000: 1).
He said, “The quote attributed to me is accurate but incomplete. Yet if one looks at the photograph in Blum’s book, the sign actually says, Archaeological area warning: It is unlawful to trespass. There are a number of significant problems with this view.
Should he have been afraid because he was on the holy mountain of God (Ex. Pilgrims, scholars and tourists have visited the traditional site, Jebel Musa (Arabic for the Mountain of Moses) for more than 1,600 years.
In the early 4th century AD Eusebius of Caesarea placed Mt. When Egeria made a pilgrimage to the East between AD 381 and 384, she visited Jebel Musa as Mt. This impressive mountain located in the southern Sinai Peninsula is situated behind the Byzantine monastery of St.
Frank Moore Cross in the August 1992 edition of (pages 54, 56) in which he never adequately deals with the arguments set forth by Williams and Blum.
A spirited response appeared in the November / December 1999 issue of the same magazine by Tom Beard, the producer of the video (pages 66, 67). It is basically a retelling of his and Williams’ adventures found in the other books, but it also has a section at the end of the book about their search for pharaoh’s chariots in the Gulf of Akaba. For example, he claims the signs on the fence surrounding Jebel al-Lawz said, “No Trespassing Allowed.
This article will examine four aspects of the question regarding whether or not Mt. First, the credibility of the claims will be questioned.