or mountain of the dried-up ground, a general name for the whole mountain range of which Sinai
was one of the summits (Ex. 3:1; 17:6; 33:6
; Ps. 106:19
, etc.). The modern name of the whole range is Jebel Musa. It is a huge mountain block, about 2 miles long by about 1 in breadth, with a very spacious plain
at its north-east end,
called the Er Rahah, in which the Israelites encamped for nearly a whole year.