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Author Neev, David.
Title The destruction of Sodom, Gomorrah, and Jericho : geological, climatological, and archaeological background / David Neev, K.O. Emery.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.

Author Neev, David.
Subject Bible. Old Testament -- Antiquities.
Geology -- Dead Sea (Israel and Jordan)
Paleoclimatology -- Dead Sea (Israel and Jordan)
Sodom (Extinct city)
Alt Name Emery, K. O. (Kenneth Orris), 1914-1998.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 175 pages) : illustrations, maps
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-163) and index.
Summary Among the most widely known of stories relating the destruction of entire cities is the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah some 4350 years ago. These two cities, and Jericho as well, are situated along a major fault extending 1100 kilometres from the axis of the Red Sea to Turkey. Earthquakes, volcanic activity, variations by hundreds of metres of the level of the Dead Sea, and oscillations between arid and wet climates have affected the human settlements of the area for more than 10,000 years. In reviewing the geology, biblical paleogeography, and limnology of the region, this book will shed light on the tectonic and climatic changes of the past 6000 years and their control of cultural successions in the Middle East. The geologic study is the result of the author's collaborative research over many years; the receonstruction of human history is guided by the work of biblical archaeologists. While similar attempts to interpret the physical and geographic aspects of the story have been made during the past 2000 years, this latest contribution, unlike others, is based on solid scientific data.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780195358063 (electronic bk.)
0195358066 (electronic bk.)
0195090942 (acid-free paper)
OCLC # 72444269
Additional Format Print version: Neev, David. Destruction of Sodom, Gomorrah, and Jericho. New York : Oxford University Press, 1995 0195090942 (DLC) 94038788 (OCoLC)31291121.

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