People Are Considering This Rock In Saudi To Be The Split Rock Of Moses
A photo of a rock that’s split in two almost through its centre has been shared widely in the past few days by a number of Facebook pages claiming that this is the rock where, according to Abrahamic tradition, Prophet Musa (Moses) struck, and twelve springs sprang out.
This rock has been time and again covered as a possible location for the occurrence of the miracle, but with it resurfacing into public memory again, now is a good time to relook into the claims.
The rock is located in an area that’s pretty much desolate today.
صخرة موسى عليه السلام التي ضربها بالعصاء امتثال لأمر ربه
وإذ استسقى موسى لقومه فقلنا اضرب بعصاك الحجر فانفجرت منه اثنتا عشرة عيناً قد علم كل أناس مشربهم كلوا واشربوا من رزق الله ولاتعثوا في الأرض مفسدين”
سورة البقرة آية 60
في منطقة #البدع#تبوك #السعودية #صخرة_موسى pic.twitter.com/vSz4DMMRLG
— سعود سيف الذهلي (@sauod_5d) October 26, 2021
The whole landscape surrounding the rock, however, is stunningly beautiful.
معلومات عن بني اسرائيل في زمن موسى عليه السلام تحتاج تأكيد.
صخرة موسىhttps://t.co/z401YAP7Pt pic.twitter.com/d1wx2FTQVA
— ﻻفي الحربي (@60337788) April 7, 2022
There is another area about 60 kilometres from here, near the village of Maqna, where springs do gush forth from the ground. The area is home to a small oasis, though. But like mentioned earlier, it’s not in the immediate vicinity.
98% of freshwater sources in Saudi Arabia are underground. One such source is the ancient Bir Al Sa’idani well—the “Springs of Moses”—in Maqna, a coastal town in the Tabuk province. The springs pump water to the surface through sand holes. #SaudiGreenInitiative pic.twitter.com/BRYAz2nf9R
— Saudi Green Initiative (@Gi_Saudi) August 22, 2021
If this has piqued your interest, here are the Google Maps coordinates: 28.72662909445359, 35.23590806412716