The Destruction of Sodom, Gomorrah, and Jericho: Geological, Climatological, and Archaeological Background by David NeevThe Destruction of Sodom, Gomorrah, and Jericho: Geological, Climatological, and Archaeological Background by David Neev

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

byDavid Neev, K. O. Emery

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

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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 thatstory 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 wetclimates have affected life there for over 10,000 years. In reviewing the geology, biblical paleogeography, and limnology of the region, the authors have produced fascinating insights into the tectonic and climatic changes that have occurred in the region over the last 6,000 years and how thosechanges have affected cultural life in the Middle East. The Destruction of Sodom, Gomorrah, and Jericho is the first book to combine modern science and biblical archaeology to produce an authoritative account of the of these three great cities. It will fascinate students and researchers ingeology, geophysics, and archaeology alike.
K. O. Emery is at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Emeritus). David Neev is at Geological Survey of Israel (Emeritus).
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Title:The Destruction of Sodom, Gomorrah, and Jericho: Geological, Climatological, and Archaeological…Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 9.57 × 6.38 × 0.67 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. IntroductionChapter 2. General GeologyChapter 3. Climate Inferred from Geology and ArchaeologyChapter 4. Environmental Data for Specific Sites within the Dead Sea RegionChapter 5. Coordination of Biblical and Scientific InformationChapter 6. Sodom and Gomorrah EventChapter 7. Synopsis

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"I like this book because it is the best summary available in print of the interrelation among geology, climate, archeology, and writings, including biblical writings, for this special geographic region....Anybody who is interested in these must keep this book on his bookshelf."--Earth ScienceHistory