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The Destruction of Sodom, Gomorrah, and Jericho: Geological, Climatological, and Archaeological Background

K. O. Emery and David Neev

Abstract

The story of the destruction of Sodom, Gomorrah, and Jericho--three cities situated along a major fault line extending 1,100 kilometers from the Red Sea to Turkey--is the oldest such description in human history. In this book, noted geologists K.O. Emery and David Neev have revisited that story to shed light on what happened there some 4,350 years ago. With all the benefits of modern geological and forensic science techniques at their disposal, the authors explore an area where earthquakes, volcanic activity, variations in the Dead Sea's level, and oscillations between arid and wet climates ha ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780195090949
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195090949.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

K. O. Emery, author

David Neev, author