MemberFebruary 20, 2021 at 11:36 pm
This comment on the above article by Dr Tali Gini, IAA archaeologist and senior researcher in the Negev. Tali will appear in interviews in the upcoming Journey to Mount Sinai episode of the Patterns of Evidence series.
From this we know that there was enough water to create a flow that easily lasted over a year, and since the region has active faults it must have pushed up the same way the ground water was pushed up at Moa [or Moyat ‘Awad in the Central Arabah after an earthquake] in 1996. Of course in both cases the water receded within a year or so as underground pressure receded. And it was good water. Take that into account. All the wells in the south are saline to some extent or another and the only sweet water is collected into cisterns and there aren’t many of those.