Definitions for "Sinai"
Keywords:  peninsula, moses, exodus, egypt, desert
The mountain in the Egyptian peninsula of the same name where Moses received the Ten Commandments (Exodus 19-23 and following)
The mountain on which God gave Moses the Torah.
(see-NAI) n. Sinai; mountain in the desert between Egypt and Israel where Israel received the Torah from God through Moses. The Sinai peninsula is a peninsula in northeastern Egypt; at north end of Red Sea. Sinai also refers to the Covenant that God made with the children of Israel stipulating blessings for obedience and cursings for disobedience. The Older and New Covenants do not coexist. The Sinaitic Covenant, the Old Covenant, ceased at the death of Yeshua haMashiach. The symbolism of the Sinaitic Covenant did not cease until the destruction of the Second Temple and the demise of the Levitical priesthood. In some first-century Christian theologies, particularly in early Ebionite circles, flourished the notion that the Older Covenant did not terminate. To the adherents of this view, the Older and New Covenants coexisted; the New simply ”renewed” the Older Covenant without nullifying it. Compare: Jeremiah 31:31-34 with Hebrews 8:8-12.