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Monastery of St. Catherine - Israel Tours

Mt. Sinai is where Moses is said to have received the 10 commandments directly from God. the Church is located at the base of Mt. Sinai.

As you may already know, it was at the top of Mt. Sinai where Moses is said to have received the 10 commandments directly from God. At the base of Mt. Sinai, near where the biblical burning bush is said to be located, the Greek Orthodox Monastery of Saint Catherine also sits. Saint Catherine’s Monastery is a popular stop for Mount Sinai tours.

Saint Catherine’s Monastery was named after one of the early Christian martyrs of Alexandria. Emperor Justinian had a basilica built to hold the recovered remains of St. Catherine centuries after her death. The church is now embellished with amazingly ornate icons and biblical paintings, which is another reason why many of those that wish to climb Mount Sinai stop here as well. The museum of St. Catherine’s Monastery holds the 2nd largest collection of illuminated manuscripts in Arabic, Greek, Coptic, Hebrew, and Georgian in the world. For this reason, it is a popular destination for those on tours to Mount Sinai who are interested in the history of Christianity.

 

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