Sodom and gomorrah archaeological dating
And all oil reserves have natural gas associated with them, which also can seep into the air.
All of this is speculation, but the region yields the elements and evidences of an extremely cataclysmic occurrence – one in which a lake was formed, blocking the river from its continued flow and which devastated the entire plain to the extent that nothing grows there. It dips down between Israel and Jordan, some 1,300 feet (400 meters) below sea level, to what is known as the DEAD SEA. The waters are 28 per cent salt, six times saltier than the ocean.
The cities themselves were not physically in the valley – but the battle was!
Evidence of the lushness of the region can be seen from the cemetery at the ruins of Bab edh Dhra and neighboring sites to the southeast of the Dead Sea.How can one ever believe the Bible depiction of the area as a well-watered, fertile land that could sustain giant herds of cattle; that was watered by five rivers supporting five cities, and where a pair of Bedouin stockmen (Lot & Abraham) became rich inside of a generation?