Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Sinai, MOUNT, a name given vaguely to the mountain group that occupies the triangular area between the Gulfs of Suez and Akabah. Horeb is the northern buttress of this mass, and Jeb-el-Musa at its southern extremity, is usually identified with the Sinai where Moses received the tables of the law. The height is about 7,500 feet, and on its eastern flank stands a famous Greek monastery. Beke, however, contends that the Sinai of the Bible lay nearer the Gulf of Akabah.