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Naturalis Historia

Archaeological sites potentially associated with ancient cities recorded in the book of Genesis. Fig. 1. Archaeological sites potentially associated with ancient cities recorded in the book of Genesis.   Ancient sites are associated with springs or temporary streams which makes sense if the Dead Sea has always been “dead.”

The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah is a vividly recorded event in the early chapters of Genesis. Estimated to have occurred about 4050 years ago (~2050 BC), the Biblical story provides us with a picture of the specific moment of the destruction of these cities, as well as the still-observable Dead Sea region.

Interestingly, the Dead Sea has experienced many earthquakes.  What can we learn about those earthquakes by studying the geology of the Dead Sea sediments? Will they tell us what might have happened to Sodom and Gomorrah?

We have established that the Dead Sea is formed by tectonic activity, including two plates sliding past each other and pulling apart at the same time…

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