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  • Deborah Hurn

    May 19, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    I don’t know why the researchers would go looking for a meteor explosion in the Dead Sea region when there is already a perfectly good explanation in the Rift Valley. The lowest place on earth didn’t just come out that way. There is a reason… a major fault line runs right through the middle of the biblical arena. The whole region is an earthquake zone. See map here depicting all the events in just the last 100 yrs. The Dead Sea area is unique. There is nothing elsewhere like the concentration of minerals and salts found in that 60 km section of faultline. The Dead Sea is the premier source of bitumen in the whole Middle East, as mentioned in the account of the 4/5 kings in Gen 14:10. Bitumen burns hot, and if you have enough going up all at once you have a glassing event. Not to mention all the sulphur, phosphorus, and everything else combustible just under the surface. Kaboom! So why propose a meteor? Compare the odds of a meteor falling *exactly* in the Dead Sea Rift with the Afro-Asian fault-line having a major event?! The reason the scientists have to just say ‘meteor blast’ is because they don’t have a crater in the region. Seriously, I don’t know why people go looking for the least likely explanation.