Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.
Just over the western side of the mountain range, opposite the Holy Precinct, these is an area which features an incredible, five to six-story rock perched upon a hill that is about 200 feet high.
This rock is split through the middle and displays the pattern of water erosion and evidence that numerous streams came forth in several directions.
About 200 yards from this rock, is another altar constructed of stones.
“And Moses built an altar…..”
This area also features an immense plain area in which the battle with the Amalekites could have taken place.
Twelve fountains of water, and threescore and ten palm trees; and they pitched there.
A large number of Wells
While exploring the site in 1985 with Samran and his work crew, they found very large wells, with just a few inches extending above the ground. There was a line of these which extended along the lake bordering the “holy precinct”.