Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Map 1

To assist my student working on the proposed sites for the northern and southern location of the five Cities of the Plain (Pentapolis), I have created this map of the sites. Note that the Southern cities were destroyed in the Early Bronze Age (EB ca. 2350 BC), while the Northern locations were destroyed in the Middle Bronze Age (MB ca. 1600 BC). Most evangelical scholars place Abraham in the period of the Middle Bronze Age (1950 and 1550 BC). See Kenneth A. Kitchen, On the Reliability of the Old Testament, Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2003, 313-72 and Price, J. Randall. The Stones Cry Out: What Archaeology Reveals About the Truth of the Bible. Eugene, Oreg.: Harvest House, 1997, 106. Here is another close-up map of just the Northern end of the Dead Sea. LINK

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