is believed that the Israelites came very close to Timna in their desert wanderings.
Depending on which Exodus route you follow, they could have been within
a few miles of Timna. The park has an excellent video presentation on the
three possible Exodus routes – and all five options for which mountain really
is Mount Sinai!
Jump start your imagination by visiting
the life-size reconstruction of the Tabernacle complete with the Ark of the
Covenant, as described in Exodus 33:7-11.
Timna is also the site of ancient
copper mines. The Midianites were extracting and smelting copper here for
the Egyptian empire at the same time as the Israelites were slaving away
down in Egypt proper, and probably under similar conditions.