The Location of Sodom

The Location of Sodom : Color Edition: Key Facts for Navigating the Maze of Arguments for the Location of the Cities of the Plain

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The Bible describes the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 19 in terms of fire and brimstone falling from heaven. But what actually happened to these cities? What remains if anything today and where are they located? Did they survive the cataclysmic destruction? Two archaeological sites have recently been identified as Sodom, but which is the best candidate for the location of Sodom: Tall el-Hammâm, at the northern end of the Dead Sea in the Jordan Valley, or Bâb edh-Dhrâ, at the southern end of the Dead Sea in the Ghor? Trying to navigate the maze of arguments can be a daunting task. Graves provides a useful tool for readers in their quest for the location of this illusive biblical city. This work provides sixty-two helpful facts grouped together in methodological, hermeneutical, geographical, chronological, archaeological, cataclysmal, and geological chapters, which set the stage for further research and consideration. The advantage of such a book is that it provides a collective source of material for readers that would otherwise take a long time to assemble or otherwise be inaccessible. Over 65 detailed full-color maps, charts, tables, and photographs are included which will help facilitate understanding of the unfamiliar terrain of the Dead Sea and Jordan Valley, the lowest point on earth. A glossary defines technical terms, and extensive footnotes, a bibliography, and reference to a large index of subjects and authors provides an invaluable resource to readers for future study in the quest to unlock the mystery of Sodom.
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  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 17mm | 618g
  • English
  • Illustrations, color
  • 1985830833
  • 9781985830837