Friday, July 27, 2012

List of Gods

'God'....the one most people think of, was the god of the ancient Hebrews.....a volcano god....but he was just one of thousands of gods.

Watch the video above to view the long list of gods that human imagination has managed to create. When god worship finally becomes a universally laughable passtime, the human race will suddenly dazzle due to all that creative energy being diverted towards more worthy projects.

Do you believe in god? Which one of the thousands do you believe in? So, your god was the 'one true god'? Can you give me the name of even just one of the thousands of rejects that was ever promoted as an untrue god?

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Pele in the Bible?

Maybe someone out there can give me some impartial expert assistance on this little find....

It seems that the word 'Pele' was used in the Bible but has now been purged from it.

1) wonder, marvel
1a) wonder (extraordinary, hard to understand thing)
1b) wonder (of God' s acts of judgment and redemption)

Pele is used 13 times in the Hebrew Bible but has been swapped for 'wonders'.
Exodus 15:11: "fearful in praises, doing wonders?"
Psalms 77:11: "of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old."
Psalms 77:14: "Thou art the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people."
Psalms 78:12: " Marvelous things did he in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan."
Psalms 88:10: "Wilt thou show wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah."
Psalms 88:12: " Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?"
Psalms 89:5: "And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O LORD: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints."
Psalms 119:129: "Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep"
Isaiah 9:6: "and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting"
Isaiah 25:1: "thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness"
Isaiah 29:14: "this people, even a marvelous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding"
Lamentations 1:9: "not her last end; therefore she came down wonderfully: she had no comforter. O LORD, behold"
Daniel 12:6: "the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?"

'Pele' is also a Hebrew boy's name.

The name 'Pele' in Hawaiian means 'lava' and the word for volcano is 'lua pele'.

 “Wonder” or “astonishment” define this Hebrew word. It means that which is “unusual” or “extraordinary” to such a degree it astonishes the witnesses and provokdes wonder. Again, it is the state of something being beyond the ordinary or beyond what is humanly possible such that one is awe-struck. More here.

Lava from the volcano god Pele in Hawaii and lava from the volcano god Yahweh would certainly have astonished the witnesses and provoked wonder.

And this hysterical article referencing a book called 'Perpetuated in Righteousness' disputing the possibility the Hawaiians, as well as the Incas, worshipped Yahweh. Well, they are connected in one aspect at least......volcanic activity worship.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Psalms Explained

Psalms explained..........halfway through them and these are the volcanic highlights.....

my king upon my holy hill of Zion, he heard me out of his holy hill, I worship toward thy holy temple, O Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure, So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about: (the people shall circle the volcano) for their sakes therefore return thou on high, the Lord, which dwelleth in Zion (not omnipresent then), my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain? The Lord is in his holy temple, Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest, who shall dwell in thy holy hill? The Lord is my rock and my high tower, he heard my voice out of his temple, Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth, There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it. At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire. The Lord also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire. Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them. Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O Lord, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils. who is a rock save our God? and blessed be my rock; Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the Lord shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them. when thou shalt make ready thine arrows upon thy strings against the face of them. Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place? so will I compass thine altar, O Lord. O Lord my rock. when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle. The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty. The voice of the Lord divideth the flames of fire. The voice of the Lord shaketh the wilderness; the Lord shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh. be thou my strong rock, For thou art my rock and my fortress. He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap (tsunami), into smoke shall they consume away. rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure. For thine arrows stick fast in me, God my rock, O send out thy light: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, Thine arrows, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. the earth melted. behold the works of the Lord, what desolations he hath made in the earth. For the Lord most high is terrible. God is gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet. God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness. in the mountain of his holiness. Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined. a fire shall devour before him, pay thy vows unto the most High, Let them melt away as waters which run continually: when he bendeth his bow to shoot his arrows, lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God. The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan; an high hill as the hill of Bashan. Why leap ye, ye high hills? this is the hill which God desireth to dwell in; yea, the Lord will dwell in it for ever. The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place. Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them. Let their habitation be desolate; and let none dwell in their tents. whom thou hast wounded. thou art my rock and my fortress. O God, is very high, who hast done great things. The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness. why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture? mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt. Thou didst cleave the fountain and the flood: thou driedst up mighty rivers. his dwelling place in Zion. thou art more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey. who may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry? let all that be round about him bring presents unto him that ought to be feared. I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High. I will remember the works of the Lord. thine arrows also went abroad. The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook.

Yes, Yahweh was a volcano god. See this to get you started.

Monday, July 16, 2012

What is a Leviathan?

What is a Leviathan? A zoomorphised underwater volcanic eruption that the ancient Hebrews believed was a sea monster. I am listing at the bottom all academic recipients of my email linking to this page and will note the responses so other people can see what the expert community makes of my theory and whether or not it is receptive to fresh ideas. Expert contributions will be greatly appreciated.

If you believe in this theory, please leave a comment, which can be done anonymously, and pass the link on.

The accepted imagery of the Leviathan.

Please also keep in mind that every single theology and mythology expert could believe the Leviathan was a mythological sea monster but they could also all be wrong or their beliefs could be incomplete.

The original Leviathan.
How many serpents have bones as strong as iron, can somehow remove all the water of a river (like a tsunami), shoot out snares/burning lamps/sparks/smoke/flames, can kindle coals, is as hard as stone, is impossible to kill, shoots out sharp pointed things under the sea, makes the sea boil and turns the sea a different colour?

The ancient Hebrews, living in around rift zones where continents are pulling apart, may well have experienced submarine volcanoes in deep or shallow waters....the Jordan River, the Dead Sea, the Nile, the Red Sea, etc. The story of the Leviathan may have been handed down through generations and have originated somewhere else. One thing is certain though; if the ancient Hebrews had witnessed a submarine volcano they would not have known what it was and they would have given it animal or human characteristics, as they did all awesome natural phenomena. Due to ignorance of the world around them, everything was mysterious. Even today, people are spooked by submarine volcanoes.

There is absolutely no evidence to suggest the Leviathan was originally mythological. The way it is written about in the Bible suggests it was viewed as very real. The ancient Hebrews believed in its existence and they clearly feared it and even made attempts to kill it, which means it was not originally mythological but something born out of fear of the misunderstood.

Wiki...'When the Leviathan is hungry, reports R. Dimi in the name of R. Johanan, he sends forth from his mouth a heat so great as to make all the waters of the deep boil, and if he would put his head into Paradise no living creature could endure the odor of him (ib.). His abode is the Mediterranean Sea; and the waters of the Jordan fall into his mouth (Bek. 55b; B. B. l.c.).'

Submarine volcanoes produce lots of sulfur, which smells like rotten eggs.

Job 40

16 Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly.
17 He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together.
18 His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron.
23 Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth.
24 He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pierceth through snares.

Job 41

19 Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out.
20 Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron.
21 His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth.
23 The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved.
24 His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone.
26 The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon.
27 He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood.
28 The arrow cannot make him flee: slingstones are turned with him into stubble. 29 Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear.
30 Sharp stones are under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things upon the mire.

31 He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: he maketh the sea like a pot of ointment.
32 He maketh a path to shine after him; one would think the deep to be hoary.

There is nothing in Job 41 that discounts this theory but all of the above not only point directly to it but discount anything made of flesh, either mythical or real. 'Hoary' means 'white hair', so a path flowing from the Leviathan that looks like white hair could be this or this...

I have included parts of Job 40 because I believe Bohemoth and Leviathan merge. The important point is that the ancients misunderstood submarine volcanoes for monsters.

Job 40 23-24  Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth.  He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pierceth through snares.

I believe the above verses are nowadays misinterpreted. Job 40:24 I believe means the water of the river Jordan seemed to drain into the Bohemoth's eyes (in the minds of the Hebrews) as well as its mouth (in Job 40:23) and his nose (zoomorphically speaking) shot out snares.

'Snares' are nowadays interpreted as rings through the Bohemoth's nose. There is a problem with this interpretation. The verse would read the other way around....'Snares pierceth through his nose' if it was a ring through the nose to signify being captured. However, it is the nose that pierceth out snares. Snares, in this instance, are blazing coals, much as they are here....

'Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.' Psalm 11:6


The above video of course not only demonstrates the Leviathan characteristics, it also talks about toxic gases being released and shows dead fish and reports on sick people, a correlation of which can be made with another submarine volcanic eruption....Kolumbo.

The Red Sea, the Dead Sea, the Suez Canal and most likely the Sea of Galilee all contain submarine volcanoes. Most volcanoes are submarine volcanoes and not land volcanoes.

Submarine volcanoes are underwater fissures in the Earth's surface from which magma can erupt. They are estimated to account for 75% of annual magma output. The vast majority are located near areas of tectonic plate movement, known as ocean ridges. Although most are located in the depths of seas and oceans, some also exist in shallow water, which can spew material into the air during an eruption. Hydrothermal vents, sites of abundant biological activity, are commonly found near submarine volcanoes.
One of Israel's tourist attactions is its hot springs. See this page for an extensive list of hydrothermal activity sites.

In 1949, a deep water survey reported anomalously hot brines in the central portion of the Red Sea. Later work in the 1960s confirmed the presence of hot, 60 °C (140 °F), saline brines and associated metalliferous muds. The hot solutions were emanating from an active subseafloor rift. The highly saline character of the waters was not hospitable to living organisms.[21] The brines and associated muds are currently under investigation as a source of mineable precious and base metals. From Wikipedia.
A very early hint of hydrothermal vents came in the 1880s when a Russian ship, Vitaz, sampled waters 600 meters (2,000 feet) deep in the Red Sea off the sacred city of Mecca. Read more here.

This page contains an image that shows the Dead Sea Transform Fault, one area that will almost certainly be lined with volcanic activity.

And here is some information on the Great Rift Valley.

Please also see my post on Mythical Monsters, which shows the volcanic correlation between several mythical monsters, including the Leviathan.

The above page on Mythical Monsters shows the common use of serpent imagery in 'mythical' or fabled monsters with volcanic origins. The serpent represents the slithering lava rivers. It has even been used by the Mayans when designing their volcano replicas...pyramids; a serpent is seen slithering down the side. Just because something is given serpent attributes does not mean it was a serpent. Such terminology could reflect a lack of understanding and a lack of the necessary vocabulary. The evils the ancients knew of were used to describe the evils they did not know about.

This absorbing book shows that myths originally transmitted real information about real events and observations, preserving the information sometimes for millennia within nonliterate societies. Geologists' interpretations of how a volcanic cataclysm long ago created Oregon's Crater Lake, for example, is echoed point for point in the local myth of its origin. The Klamath tribe saw it happen and passed down the story--for nearly 8,000 years. We, however, have been literate so long that we've forgotten how myths encode reality. Recent studies of how our brains work, applied to a wide range of data from the Pacific Northwest to ancient Egypt to modern stories reported in newspapers, have helped the Barbers deduce the characteristic principles by which such tales both develop and degrade through time. Myth is in fact a quite reasonable way to convey important messages orally over many generations--although reasoning back to the original events is possible only under rather specific conditions.
The above is a summation of a book just recommended to me, which I believe fits my beliefs on the 'myth' of the Leviathan....the fabled submarine volcano. The book is 'When they severed Earth from Sky' by Elizabeth Wayland Barber and Paul Barber.

Below is a quote from 'Decode Hindu Mythology' which uncovers the Leviathan of Hinduism....the Vadava....

Shiv Purana [] states that the fall off of this energy fell like lightning from Shiva’s third eye and Brahma had to take it to the ocean and keep it safe there else it would have burnt the entire creation. This mare shaped sub-marine fire at the bottom of the ocean, is known as Vadava.

Normally, the fire is kept in check with the waters of the Global Ocean. But as Mahabharat verse 12.248.13-17 state, the end of the Day of Brahma is nigh that Rudra sparks off the fire again and this explosion of fire from the mare's mouth in the Southern Ocean will begin the process of Pralaya.

Could this sub-marine fire actually refer to underwater volcanoes that keep spewing out magma from the Earth's core. Maybe the end of our days will be initiated by an under-water volcanic eruption that sets a chain of events in motion leading to the annihilation of life as we know it!

Here is the list of experts in the field of mythology or religion who received a link to this page and a request to respond with an appraisal of the theory. I shall continue to contact more people and will update the list regularly so you can see the feedback.
James Aitken University of Cambridge
Sarah Coakley University of Cambridge
Eamon Duffy University of Cambridge
David Ford University of Cambridge
Dr Simon Gathercole University of Cambridge
Darren Sarisky University of Cambridge
Judith Lieu University of Cambridge
Janet Soskice University of Cambridge
Catherine Pickstock University of Cambridge
Fraser Watts University of Cambridge
Daniel Weiss University of Cambridge
John Day Oxford Univeristy (My theory is nonsense.)
Sondra Hausner Oxford University
Jack Jarick Oxford University
Will Kynes Oxford University
Guy Stroumsa Oxford University
Susan Gillingham Oxford University
Marcus Bockmuehl Oxford University
John Barton Oxford University
Ronald Hendel Berkeley University
Evans Lansing Smith Pacifica University
Christine Downing Pacifica University
Laura S.Grilla Pacifica University
Dennis Patrick Slattery Pacifica University
Glen Slater Pacifica University
Verlyn Flieger University of Maryland (Not an expert in this field)
Sheila Jelen University of Maryland
Susan Hollis Empire State College (Not her field of expertise)
Vanda Zajko University of Bristol
Richard Buxton University of Bristol
Susan Abraham University of Harvard
Emily Click University of Harvard
Francis Clooney University of Harvard
Mark Edwards University of Harvard
William Graham University of Harvard
David Hempton University of Harvard
Michael D.Jackson University of Harvard
Karen L.King University of Harvard
Peter Machinist University of Harvard
Dan McKanan University of Harvard
Diane L.Moore University of Harvard
Ahmed Ragab University of Harvard
Andrew Teeter University of Harvard
Ronald Theimann University of Harvard
Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert Stanford University
Robert C. Gregg Stanford University
Kathryn Gin Lum Stanford University
Steven P. Weitzman Stanford University
John Gager Princeton University
Simeon Chavel University of Chicago
Michael Fishbane University of Chicago
David Schloen University of Chicago
Jeffrey Stackert University of Chicago
Arnold I. Davidson University of Chicago
Michael Fishbane University of Chicago
Paul Mendes-Flohr University of Chicago
James T. Robinson University of Chicago
Paul Mendes-Flohr University of Chicago
Steven Fraade Yale University
Robert Wilson Yale University
John Hare, Yale University
Kathryn Tanner Yale University
Ofra Backenroth The Jewish Theological Seminary
Samuel Barth The Jewish Theological Seminary
Meredith Katz The Jewish Theological Seminary
Sarah Tauber The Jewish Theological Seminary
Beth Berkowitz The Jewish Theological Seminary
Alan Cooper The Jewish Theological Seminary
Aryeh Davidson The Jewish Theological Seminary
Eliezer Diamond The Jewish Theological Seminary
Arnold Eisen The Jewish Theological Seminary
Shira Epstein The Jewish Theological Seminary
Eitan Fishbane The Jewish Theological Seminary
David Fishman The Jewish Theological Seminary
Israel Francus The Jewish Theological Seminary
Shamma Friedman The Jewish Theological Seminary
Benjamin Gampel The Jewish Theological Seminary
Stephen Garfinkel The Jewish Theological Seminary
Stephen A. Geller The Jewish Theological Seminary
Neil Gillman The Jewish Theological Seminary
Michael Greenbaum The Jewish Theological Seminary
Robert Harris The Jewish Theological Seminary
Judith Hauptman The Jewish Theological Seminary
Walter Herzberg The Jewish Theological Seminary
Amy Kalmanofsky The Jewish Theological Seminary
Richard Kalmin The Jewish Theological Seminary
David Kraemer The Jewish Theological Seminary
Jeffrey Kress The Jewish Theological Seminary
Nitza Krohn The Jewish Theological Seminary
Marjorie Lehman The Jewish Theological Seminary
Anne Lapidus Lerner The Jewish Theological Seminary
Leonard Levin The Jewish Theological Seminary
David Marcus The Jewish Theological Seminary
Carol Bakhos UCLA
David Myers UCLA
Chaim Seidler-Feller UCLA

Plague of Hail

I have already made a few posts about the plague of hail and they can be found by Googling 'oh my volcano hail'.

I am making this post to demonstrate why it is important to read all Bible translations and not just stick to a dreadful NIV or, heaven forbid, a 'Good News' version, the latter being certain to make you feel good but also garaunteed to make a fool out of you.

Exodus 9:24

NIV - hail fell and lightning flashed back and forth. It was the worst storm in all the land of Egypt since it had become a nation.

(No mention of the hail being intermingled with the lightening, which was in fact fire and not lightening.)

New Living Translation - Never in all the history of Egypt had there been a storm like that, with such devastating hail and continuous lightning.

(Words fail me. The translator needs least.)

King James Bible - Never in all the history of Egypt had there been a storm like that, with such devastating hail and continuous lightning.

Now we're getting to the facts. It's revealing that the newer the translation, the fewer volcano references there are to be found. I smell a cover-up.

Anyway, was it lightening or fire? If we assume the earlier verses are the most honest, fire it is. As I've said, this subject has been covered before (my findings being that the hail of Exodus was not normal ice hail but volcanic hail....either hail and fire mingled together or sulfur balls caught up in a cloud and deposited in Egypt) but here is something else I wanted to add....

Job 41:19 SEE HERE also shows how the word 'lightening' is used to hide the word 'burning torches' or 'burning lamps'.

And Job 41:19 leads me nicely to my next post.....which will appear shortly.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Was Allah Omnipresent?

Allah does not appear to have been omnipresent, given these verses.......more likely he was sitting on the top of volcanoes, being an imaginery volcano god....

'The Most Merciful rose over the Throne'(20:5)
'Then He rose over the Throne...' (32:4)
'Then He rose over the heaven when it was smoke' (41:11)
'Then they would surely have sought out a way to (ilaa) the Lord of the Throne' (17:42)
'To Him ascend all goodly words...'(35:10)
'So when His Lord appeared to the mountain, He made it to collapse to dust' (7:143)
'Do you feel secure that he who is over (fee) the heaven will not cause the earth to sink on you?' (67:16)
'Glorify the name of your Lord Most High' (87:1)
'The Most High, the Most Great' (2:255)
'The Most Great, The Most High' (13:9)
'Owner of High ranks, owner of the Throne.' (40:15)
'They fear their Lord from above them' (16:50

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Mount Sinai was a volcano

When Bible experts analyse things scientifically, as has the Institute for Biblical & Scientific Studies, the conclusion arrived at is that Mount Sinai was a volcano in Arabia.

De Vaux believes that the theophany of Sinai was a description of a volcanic eruption in northern Arabia (1978, 432-8). Exodus 19:18 describes the mountain like a furnace of smoke. From a distance it would look like a pillar of cloud in the day, and a pillar of fire at night. Following this cloud of smoke would lead them right to the volcano. There are no volcanoes in Sinai, but there are several in northern Arabia (Lee 1996, 20). The only known large eruption around this time is Santorini on the Greek island of Thera (Simkin et al. 1981, 111). Professor Goedicke thinks a giant tidal-like wave called a tsunami caused by the eruption of Santorini, destroyed the Egyptian army, and the eruption formed the pillar of cloud and fire in Exodus (Shanks 1981, 42-50; Oren 1981, 46-53). Note that at the time of Ogyges there occurred the first great deluge in Greece. Ogyges "lived at the same time of the Exodus from Egypt" (Eusebius 1981, 524). Maybe a tsunami caused this deluge in Greece? Jewish tradition seems to place Mt. Sinai in Arabia. Demetrius stated that Dedan was Jethro's ancestor which is identified with the oasis of el-'Ela, and when Moses went to Midian he stayed in Arabia (De Vaux 1978, 435). In Josephus' book Antiquities of the Jews he placed Sinai where the city of Madiane was (Antiquities, II.264; III.76). In the Babylonian Talmud (Sotah 5a) R. Huna and R. Hisda say, "the Holy One, blessed be He, ignored all the mountains and heights and caused His Shechinah to abide upon Mount Sinai" (Freedman and Simon 1935, 18-19). According to Old Testament passages Mt. Sinai is identified with Seir and Mt. Paran. Deuteronomy 33:2 says, "The Lord came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran" (KJV, see also Judges 5:4-5, Hab. 3:3,7; Axelsson, 1987; Simons 1959). It seems that the itinerary that was followed in Numbers 33:18-36 locates Sinai in northern Arabia. Midian was also located here (I Kings 11:18) where Moses lived with Jethro, priest of Midian, for forty years (Exodus 2:15, 3:1).


Monday, July 9, 2012

Volcanic lava has been, to some tribes and worshipers, the blood of the Earth. Fire of any sort has always been a bringer of death and rebirth, as seen on the islands of Hawaii. For this reason it has entranced many religions in it's land rejuvenating properties. Gods of many religions were thought to reside upon the mountain tops or on volcanoes, offering their benefits and punishments on their peoples.

What a great summation?!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Brimstone in the Bible

The following verses are more proof that Yahweh was an anthropomorphised volcano, or volcanic activity. Brimstone is sulfur, the material thrown out by volcanoes. It can be found all around the Dead Sea, where Sodom and Gomorrah were rained on by Yahweh's brimstone.

Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; Gen 19:24


It shall dwell in his tabernacle, because it is none of his: brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation. Job 18:15


Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup. Psalm 11:6


And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. Ezek 38:22