Thursday, December 8, 2011
Sodom and Gomorrah.....destroyed by seismic activity.
This article, written by a Muslim, discussed the evidence of a major seismic event around the Dead Sea, which could explain the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah by seismic activity, namely volcanoes and earthquakes. This seismic activity could have been linked to the Santorini eruption. Either the tectonic plates moved apart causing the Santorini eruption or the Santorini eruption was the catalyst that triggered the seismic activity all the way down The Great Rift.
This Biblical psalm certainly portrays a scene of seismic devastation in which a volcano causes the sea level and landscape to alter.
Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, you are very great! You are clothed with splendor and majesty, covering yourself with light as with a garment, stretching out the heavens like a tent. He lays the beams of his chambers on the waters; he makes the clouds his chariot; he rides on the wings of the wind; he makes his messengers winds, his ministers a flaming fire. He set the earth on its foundations, so that it should never be moved. You covered it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains. At your rebuke they fled; at the sound of your thunder they took to flight. The mountains rose, the valleys sank down to the place that you appointed for them. You set a boundary that they may not pass, so that they might not again cover the earth. (Psa 104:1-9 ESV)