I have finished reading Igor Lipovsky’s Early Israelites: Two People, One History.
One thing had been nagging at the back of my mind about Lipovsky’s notion that Moses sought permission from Pharaoh to make a pilgrimage to a Western Semite mountain of God three days into the wilderness from the Nile Delta.
I could not remember a mountain in that area. It would depend, I suppose, on how far they could go in a day. Not very far, I would think. I have a ranching background and believe that you could only go five or six miles a day driving livestock. Even on camels and not herding anything, fifteen miles a day in the wilderness would be stretching it, I think. There just are no mountains east of Ismalia in the Sinai desert anyplace where that rate would take them.
So I went back and looked at the passages in…
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