Sodom and the 4
sister cities were build very near what we now call the dead
Dead sea is salt sea in Hebrew.
Salt purifies. But sulpher/brimstone also because it was used for
Another name is Lake Asphaltites.
The names of the
cities indicate volcanic activity. Secular science confirms
A volcanic eruption caused the fire and brimstone. Anyway the
article continues that the volcano kept smoking for a very long
time. (possibly Moses' pillar of smoke)
The volcano that is in the dead sea was still
active during Jesus' time.
According to the author of the article the Greek supports another
The Lake of Fire.
The Lake of the
Fire. ==> tou
And ofcourse that fire is the volcano in
the lake. It's not the lake itself that's on fire.
he New John Gill's Exposition of the
There seems to be some allusion in the phrase used here, and in the
preceding verse, and elsewhere in this book, to the lake
Asphaltites, a sulphurous lake, where Sodom and Gomorrah stood,
which the Jews call the salt sea, or the bituminous lake; and
whatsoever was useless, or rejected, or abominable, or accursed,
they used to say, to show their rejection and detestation of it,
let it be cast into the sea of salt, or the bituminous lake; thus,
``any vessels that had on them the image of the sun, or of the
moon, or of a dragon "let them cast them into the salt sea", or
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