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1. Mountain of the moon god(dess)
According to muslims Jethro, Moses’ father in law was muslim high priest.
Obviously such claims often are just that, claims…
But there is some stuff to back up some of it.
Badr means full moon. The volcanic crater is a perfect circle.
Sinai possibly means from/belonging to/of Sin.
If so it means the mountain of the moon-
The ‘ai’ in Sinai possibly is a feminine ending. A goddess.
Even today a crescent moon is the symbol of muslim faith.
I think it leads all the way back to Nimrod.
When Nimrod died his wife set up a new religion. Nimrod has become a sun(god). In the spring he impregnates his wife who is symbolized by a crescent moon. Her child is a star. The symbol of islam is a crescent moon with a star in it. The pregnant wife of Nimrod. Yep, a trinity….
2. On that day
For the pagan moon worshippers the fifteenth day of the third day was the most holy day of the year. Israel arrived an took over on:
Exod 16:1 And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt.
That doesn’t mean the Israelites were a moon cult. Not at all. Compare it to Christmas which originally was pagan feast. Yet, no Christian would ever clam they worship a false Roman god.
3. Golden calves
It’s a well known fact the Israelites made a golden calf, so I won’t even bother quoting that verse.
Less know is that the pagan moon god was represented by a young bull, a calf.
1Kgs 12:28 Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said to them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem: behold your gods, O Israel, which brought you up out of the land of Egypt.
1Kgs 12:32 And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like to the feast that is in Judah, and he offered on the altar. So did he in Bethel, sacrificing to the calves that he had made: and he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places which he had made.
Under king Jeroboam the Israelites started moon worship. Gold calves and the fifteenth of the month. Granted it was the eight instead of the third month.
The fifteenth is full moon and for that reason the most holy moon day of the month. That of the third month was just extra special.
So was is just a coincidence the Israelites made representation of a moon god, on that god’s worship day, on the mountain named after him?
Exod 3:5 And he said, Draw not near here: put off your shoes from off your feet, for the place where on you stand is holy ground.
Would God call a mountain dedicated to pagan god, holy?
I could say no because paganism pollutes.
I could say yes, because the pagans were wrong because there was never pagan god on that mountain.
"the best for pasturage, the herbage being there good; and it had not been before fed upon, because of the opinion men had that God dwelt there, the shepherds not daring to ascend up to it . . . how bold he had been in venturing to come into a place whither no man had ever come before, because the place was divine; and advised him to remove a great way off from the flame "
I don’t know what to think about Josephus quote. Moses was a man of God, why would he go up a mountain nobody went up before?