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  Sinai on the Red Sea Egypt - a holiday Guide
Sinai offers the best diving spots in the world and is therefore a prime destination for divers and underwater enthusiasts.
Sinai is home to the indigenous people, the Bedouins, who are more than happy to share with you their love for the desert whether on a jeep tour or on a camel trek.
Sinai invites for a voyage into biblical history - the climb of Mount Moses is a highlight by itself.
www.sinai4you.com   (368 words)

  
  Sinai Peninsula - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Its land borders are the Suez Canal to the west and the Israel–Egypt border to the north-east.
In 1948, Egyptian forces passed through Sinai on their way to invade the newly-created state of Israel based on a United Nations mandate dividing the land between the Jews and the Christian and Muslim inhabitants.
The southern portion of the Sinai is called Janub Sina' in Arabic, literally "Sinai South." The northern portion is named Shamal Sina', or "Sinai North." the other three governates converge on the Suez Canal, including Al Isma'iliyah on its southern end and crosses into Egypt-proper.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sinai_Peninsula   (973 words)

  
 Sinai. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Sinai is bounded on the E by the Gulf of Aqaba and on the W by the Gulf of Suez, which is linked to the Mediterranean Sea by the Suez Canal; the Negev desert is to the northeast.
Sinai has a very hot and dry climate and is sparsely vegetated; abandoned watercourses indicate that the region was once humid.
Sinai was the scene of fighting during the Arab-Israeli Wars of 1956, 1967, and 1973.
www.bartleby.com /65/si/Sinai.html   (493 words)

  
 SINAI - LoveToKnow Article on SINAI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
In judging of the points of controversy connected with Sinai we are brought face to face with the question of the historicity of the Hebrew records involved.
Though new attempts to fix the stations of the wilderness wandering appear every year, critics have long agreed that the number of forty for the years of wandering and for the stations are round numbers, and that the details are not based on historical tradition of the Mosaic age.
The question then is whether when the hermits first settled in the peninsula there existed a tradition as to the place of the Mountain of the Law, and whether they chose for their residence a spot which was already traditionally consecrated by memories significant to the Christian as well as to the Jew.
86.1911encyclopedia.org /S/SI/SINAI.htm   (3329 words)

  
 Sinai Peninsula - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The Sinai Peninsula (in Arabic, Shibh Jazirat Sina) is a triangle-shaped peninsula lying between the Mediterranean Sea (to the north) and Red Sea (to the south).
The Sinai Peninsula is in Southwest Asia (also called West Asia - the more geographically accurate term for the Western term of Middle East) while the rest of Egypt is in North Africa.
In 1948, Egyptian forces passed though Sinai on their way to invade the newly-created state of Israel based on a UN mandate dividing the land between the Jews and the Christian and Muslim inhabitants.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /sinai_peninsula.htm   (773 words)

  
 Mount Sinai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mount Sinai is the name of the mountain where, according to the Bible, God gave the Ten Commandments to Moses.
Sinai is most famous for its importance in the Biblical book of Exodus.
This is unsurprising since it is one of the holiest places in their religion, most famous for being the place where Moses was said in the Bible to have received the Ten Commandments from God.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mount_Sinai   (735 words)

  
 Sinai   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The Sinai is generally hot and dry, receiving an average of less than 100 mm (4 in) of rain per year.
According to biblical tradition, Sinai is the land where Moses, the Hebrew prophet, and the Israelites wandered after their exodus from Egypt.
Jabal Mosá (Arabic for “Mountain of Moses”), a peak in southern Sinai, is traditionally identified as the Mount Sinai of the Old Testament, where Moses was said to have received the Ten Commandments from God.
www.4egypt.info /sinai.htm   (709 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Sinai
Jud.", II, xii.) The name is now given to the triangular peninsula lying between the desert of Southern Palestine, the Red Sea, and the gulfs of Akabah and Suez, with an area of about 10,000 square miles, which was the scene of the forty years' wandering of the Israelites after the Exodus from Egypt.
Sinai was the refuge of many Christian anchorites during the third-century persecutions of the Church.
The present population of Sinai is 4000 to 6000 semi-nomadic Arabs, Mohammedans, governed by their tribal sheikhs and immediately subject to the commandant of the garrison at Qal' at un-Nakhl, under the Intelligence Department of the Egyptian War Office at Cairo.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14011a.htm   (720 words)

  
 sinai - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Sinai is mentioned, as a desert and a mountain, in 35 passages of the Old Testament.
Sinai again is described as being distant from Egypt "three days' journey into the wilderness" (Exodus 5:3), the actual route being 117 miles, which Israel accomplished in 10 journeys.
The Hebrews reached Sinai about the end of May (Exodus 19:1) and, on the 3rd day, "there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount" (Exodus 19:16).
www.studylight.org /enc/isb/view.cgi?word=SINAI&search.x=17&search.y=7&action=Lookup   (1250 words)

  
 Sinai   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Sinai - by its geographical location - is the junction between Asia and Africa.
The Govenorate of North Sinai lies on the Mediterranean Coast and is separated from South Sinai by the Taba line.
The Governorate of South Sinai extends from Taba on the Gulf of Aqaba across the northern foothills of Al-Tin plateau to Ras Masallah on the Gulf of Suez in the west, and Ras Mohammed in the south.
www.egypttourism.org /English/Sites/Sinai/sinai.htm   (1048 words)

  
 Sinai Peninsula - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The Sinai Peninsula (in Arabic, Shibh Jazirat Sina شبه جزيرة سيناء) is a triangle-shaped peninsula lying between the Mediterranean Sea (to the north) and Red Sea (to the south), located in Egypt.
The Sinai was inhabited by the and was called Mafkat or Country of Turquoise.
Until the early 20th century, Sinai was under the control of the Ottoman Empire.In 1906 it became part of then British-controlled Egypt, when the Turkish government yielded to British pressure to hand over the peninsula.
www.peekskill.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Sinai_peninsula   (939 words)

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