God spoke to Moses out of a burning bush

Exodus 3:1-3. Moses drew near to see why the bush was burning yet was not consumed by the fire. God called out to Moses from the burning bush, and gave him a commission to lead the Israelites, God’s people, out of Egypt.

Many scholars think that Mount Horeb and Mt. Sinai are the same, a group of high peaks in the southern part of the Sinai peninsula, from which Mount Sinai derives its name. However, there are other views. Some say Mount Horeb, the mountain of God, is not the same as Mt. Sinai, which they say is located in Saudi Arabia. Others maintain a different location.

What is not in dispute is that God talked to Moses from a bush that was on fire and was not consumed by the fire. Wherever you think the burning bush was, determines, to some point, where you think Mount Horeb, the mountain of God, and Mt. Sinai are located.

Depending on how you read the Bible is were you believe where Mount Sinai is.

Background Reading:

Moses and the Burning Bush

3:1 Meanwhile, Moses continued tending the sheep that belonged to his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian. He led the sheep to the western desert and came to Horeb, God’s mountain, where 2 the angel of the LORD appeared to him in flaming fire from the center of a bush. As Moses continued to watch, amazingly the bush kept on burning but was not consumed. 3 Then Moses told himself, “I’ll go over and see this remarkable sight. Why isn’t the bush burning up?”
Exodus 3:1-3


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