Mount Sinai and the Ten Commandments.
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In the 19th chapter of Exodus we read that the Lord commanded Moses to set bounds about Mount Sinai in order that neither man nor beast might touch it under pain of death; that the Lord came down upon the top of the mountain and called Moses to him. The ascent of Mount Sinai is described in Conder’s Arabia, by Burckhardt, p. 153-4, as quoted by Bishop Colenso, thus: —
“After ascending for about twenty-five minutes, we breathed a short time under a large impending rock, close by which is a small well of water, as cold as ice. At the end of three-quarters of an hour’s steep ascent, we came to a small plain. According to the Koran and Moslem traditions, it was in this part of the mountain, which is called Djebel Oreb, or Horeb, that Moses communicated with Jehovah. From hence a still steeper ascent of half an hour leads to the summit.”