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  4  definitions  found 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  mountain  peak  in  the  southern  Sinai  Peninsula  (7,500  feet 
  high);  it  is  believed  to  be  the  peak  on  which  Moses 
  received  the  Ten  Commandments  [syn:  {Sinai},  {Mount 
  2:  a  desert  on  the  Sinai  Peninsula  in  northeastern  Egypt  [syn: 
  {Sinai},  {Sinai  Desert}] 
  3:  a  peninsula  in  northeastern  Egypt;  at  north  end  of  Red  Sea 
  [syn:  {Sinai},  {Sinai  Peninsula}] 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Sinai,  SD  (town,  FIPS  58900) 
  Location:  44.24507  N,  97.04304  W 
  Population  (1990):  120  (63  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  57061 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  of  Sin  (the  moon  god),  called  also  Horeb,  the  name  of  the 
  mountain  district  which  was  reached  by  the  Hebrews  in  the  third 
  month  after  the  Exodus.  Here  they  remained  encamped  for  about  a 
  whole  year.  Their  journey  from  the  Red  Sea  to  this  encampment, 
  including  all  the  windings  of  the  route,  was  about  150  miles. 
  The  last  twenty-two  chapters  of  Exodus,  together  with  the  whole 
  of  Leviticus  and  Num.  ch  1-11,  contain  a  record  of  all  the 
  transactions  which  occurred  while  they  were  here  From  Rephidim 
  (Ex.  17:8-13)  the  Israelites  journeyed  forward  through  the  Wady 
  Solaf  and  Wady  esh-Sheikh  into  the  plain  of  er-Rahah,  "the 
  desert  of  Sinai,"  about  2  miles  long  and  half  a  mile  broad,  and 
  encamped  there  "before  the  mountain."  The  part  of  the  mountain 
  range,  a  protruding  lower  bluff,  known  as  the  Ras  Sasafeh 
  (Sufsafeh),  rises  almost  perpendicularly  from  this  plain,  and  is 
  in  all  probability  the  Sinai  of  history.  Dean  Stanley  thus 
  describes  the  scene:,  "The  plain  itself  is  not  broken  and  uneven 
  and  narrowly  shut  in  like  almost  all  others  in  the  range,  but 
  presents  a  long  retiring  sweep,  within  which  the  people  could 
  remove  and  stand  afar  off  The  cliff,  rising  like  a  huge  altar 
  in  front  of  the  whole  congregation,  and  visible  against  the  sky 
  in  lonely  grandeur  from  end  to  end  of  the  whole  plain,  is  the 
  very  image  of  the  'mount  that  might  be  touched,'  and  from  which 
  the  voice  of  God  might  be  heard  far  and  wide  over  the  plain 
  below."  This  was  the  scene  of  the  giving  of  the  law.  From  the 
  Ras  Sufsafeh  the  law  was  proclaimed  to  the  people  encamped  below 
  in  the  plain  of  er-Rahah.  During  the  lengthened  period  of  their 
  encampment  here  the  Israelites  passed  through  a  very  memorable 
  experience.  An  immense  change  passed  over  them  They  are  now  an 
  organized  nation,  bound  by  covenant  engagement  to  serve  the  Lord 
  their  God,  their  ever-present  divine  Leader  and  Protector.  At 
  length,  in  the  second  month  of  the  second  year  of  the  Exodus, 
  they  move  their  camp  and  march  forward  according  to  a  prescribed 
  order  After  three  days  they  reach  the  "wilderness  of  Paran," 
  the  "et-Tih",  i.e.,  "the  desert",  and  here  they  make  their  first 
  encampment.  At  this  time  a  spirit  of  discontent  broke  out 
  amongst  them  and  the  Lord  manifested  his  displeasure  by  a  fire 
  which  fell  on  the  encampment  and  inflicted  injury  on  them  Moses 
  called  the  place  Taberah  (q.v.),  Num.  11:1-3.  The  journey 
  between  Sinai  and  the  southern  boundary  of  the  Promised  Land 
  (about  150  miles)  at  Kadesh  was  accomplished  in  about  a  year. 
  (See  MAP  facing  page  204.) 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
  Sinai,  a  bush;  enmity 

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