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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Land Shift and change to Israel's (and world) topography in 1551 and 1511 B.C.?

Dealing with the Cataclysm of 1551 B.C., in which a Harvard geologist, Professor Reginald Daly, for 30 years taught of a simultaneous ocean floor drop of 20 feet.

In Geographical studies, we se the examples of Solifluction in which whole mountain-sides and hill-sides can shift with Water saturation. We also see landshifts known as Creeps, Slumps, and Earthflows in modern natural disasters to make us aware that sometimes the Earth is not as permanent as we would like to believe. This is especially true during an Earthquake.

In our own recent history, in the U.S., we can see how a simple Earthquake rockslide can create a new lake in a matter of weeks.

But what hapens when natural disaster strikes on a mega-scale, such as the ocean floors dropping 20 feet?

I believe that there was a "drift" of some parts of the Sinai landmass of upwards to several miles west and northwest during the Cataclysm of 1551 B.C. -- when the Hebrews literally crossed the deep waters of the Red Sea in the vicinity of and E. -- and the Grecian peninsula was swallowed up by a Tsunami as a result of a Sinaiatic drift.

If we follow the Jordanian Valley mountains past Tall el-Hammon (a site north of the Dead Sea, east of the Jordan River) on the Eastern side, we find that this Jordan River Valley once flowed straight down into the Gulf of Aqaba. But on the western side, beginning at about the location of Masada, there is the beginning of a drift, or pulling action that could have occurred on the affected western Judean hill range , which opens up until just north of Har Ya'alon. That is an area of about 83 miles long. What if these mountains were much more aligned with one another?

The hypothesis would then go something like this. The southern Canaan suffered an above 12 magnitude (an unknown number) specifically directed earthquake in the general vicinity between what is now the southern Dead Sea and points south, perhaps on a fault-line. The direction shooting the Earthquake in a north-westerly direction and primary shock zone.

As a result of the dropping of oceanic floors, a liquifaction of the Sinai landmass in the area in question created a drift of anywhere between several and as many as twenty (?) miles , until it seemed as mountains or hills were rolling across the land as though logs on a wave. Hence, Psalm 114:3-7's testimony. The Sinai gained as many miles outwardly on its shoreline beneath and up through the Gaza strip area.

The reason why the Grecian peninsula received the brunt of the Tsunami, was because it was in this area that the land was pushing out against the Mediterranean, so that the picking up and transfer of energy sent the great way on a one way path of destruction, as it were.

(This scenario is not in any way related to that of the Indonesian Tsunami of 2004, for those who might bring that one up.)

The Dead Sea area of the Jordan Valley would have then collapsed some 600 - 800 feet or more, creating the Dead Sea lake...not by a rockslide, but by a widening of the Valley and a slumping effect. The valley north of the Dead Sea also widened out, but not as dramatically, from perhaps a width of 6 miles to its current approximate 9 mile width; and decreased in elevation by only as many as 200 feet as a result of this same event. Whereas, in the Dead Sea portion of what was once the southern Disc or Kikkar region, the tear and shift was more sharp and arcing, creating a greater collapse in land elevation.

Therefore, for the archaeologists and scholars who wish to have their South of the Dead Sea or Southern Theory for the location of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to be justified geologically... to some extent, we may also have to also put forth the possibility of such a recorded event as above to justify the topography we now find today, as we debate or discuss the lost cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, etc.

And in so doing, we find that archaeology must sometimes also reach out and incorporate many sciences into explaining the past to us, while making the complicated simple and reasonable in their explanation, and in their presenting the veracity of a matter of history (or its reconstruction).

A Change in Topography from then to today:

While in Hebron, in the plains of Mamre (Gen. 18:1)

Genesis 18:16 (My Translation)
And the men
rose up
from thence,
and leaned out to peep and gazed
in a downward manner (as from a window) toward
and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.

In regard to Hebron, Genesis 19:28, Numbers 21:20 and 23:28, all employ a “leaning out and gazing in a downward manner, [Heb."shaqaph"] as though from a mountain" or an especially greater height than now exists in Israel. In Judges 5:28 The mother of Sisera looked out leaning and gazing down (from) at a window, and cried through the lattice, Why is his chariot so long in coming? why tarry the wheels of his chariots?

Hebron was where Abraham saw the smoke of Sodom's destruction ascend like a furnace.
Even if we allow for Abraham to have built a watch-tower, it appears that the literary evidence of the Bible suggests a change in the topography of Israel, and tells us specifically in various passages that this indeed is the case.

A look at science supports the possibility also.

The Dead Sea Rift is technically considered as a volcanic fault which extends from southern Turkey and onward through the Dead Sea and onward.

The basalt content appears to be concentrated in points north from the shallow southern end of the Dead Sea, especially in the mid and northern end.

YÜRÜR M. T. (1) ; CHOROWICZ J. (2) ; (1) Hacettepe University, Department of Engineering Geology, 06532, Beytepe, Ankara, TURQUIE (2) Université Paris 6, Géotectonique, Case 129, LGGST, 4 place Jussieu, 75252 Paris, FRANCE

In their joint report, they (among others) note that strike slip and extension tectonics have shown that the rift has moved westward according to their structural mapping.

They specifically mention the presence of the Dead Sea's "Amanos fault", creating an oblique slip-tension, “giving rise to a fissure-fed, mantle-derived alkaline volcanism”.

This could be viewed as cause to state a hypothesis that the moving of the western lands at the Dead sea were once at a much greater rate or distance -- via a sudden great tension release, like being at the bottom of a linen tear -- than that experienced in Anatolia or Lebannon.

And even though Anatolia in the NOW moves west at 7 millimeters a year, and Sinai at 5 millimeters a year in the NOW…if magma induced…the distances could rapidly increase from millimeters to miles for a matter of days.

This Dead Sea “ fissure volcanism produced tholeiite [low-alkali basalt usually commonly formed underwater ] followed by alkali basalt along the Amanos fault, the northern end segment of the Dead Sea Fault”. That is, it produced that low-akali magma that is part of that magma that also greases the movement of land masses, FIRST...being that which is also involved in the quick creation of Islands (or land masses underwater).

RE: Journal of volcanology and geothermal research ISSN 0377-0273 CODEN JVGRDQ
1998, vol. 85, no 1-4 (542 p.) (1 p.1/4), pp. 1-15 Publisher Elsevier, Amsterdam, PAYS-BAS (1976) (Revue)

In reading the above, now apply the testimony of Psalm 114 with the notion of the above Dead Sea Amanos fault and related Earth Sciences to how all this was affecting the region of the Dead Sea and the Jordan, with both volcanic and tectonic action in play.


Psa 114:1 When Israel came out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language;
Psa 114:2 Judah became His sanctuary, Israel His kingdom.
Psa 114:3 The sea looked and fled; the Jordan turned back; Psa 114:4 the mountains skipped like rams; the little hills like lambs!
Psa 114:5 What ails you, O sea, that you flee? O Jordan, that you turn back?
Psa 114:6 O mountains, that you skip like rams? O little hills, like lambs?
Psa 114:7 Tremble, O earth, from the face of the Lord, from the face of the G-D of Jacob; Psa 114:8 who turned the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a fountain of waters.

It is unclear if an earthquake is expected now to have accompanied the striking of the rock in order to redirect underground water streams for Moses and Israel's sake...but the language of Psalm 114 clearly indicates a traveling of mountains and hills at the two events of 1551 B.C. at the Red Sea, and 40 years later at the 1511 B.C. Jordan crossing. These would have had to have been whopping regional earthquakes to melt hearts as far away as Babylon, and to visibly move mountains and hills across measureable distances from what they were previously (according to Psalm 114). Since Babylon was out of the cone intensity shock zone by many hundreds of miles, this would be like Los Angeles California epicenter projecting a northwesterly shock and Tsunami blast launching a 400 foot tidal wave, and hearts melting for the shock and jolt in way northeasterly Salt Lake City many hundreds of miles to the peripheral.

The magnitude of these quakes would literally be off our Earthquake measurement charts had they happened in our day. And unfortunately, such or greater than the 1551 and 1511 B.C. epicenter will be felt 100% world-wide on Day 1291 of the coming Tribulation Period transforming into the Great Tribulation, when the Earth wobbles its Crust until it reels to and fro and skips the Magmaas if an orange peel skin suddenly came loose from the fruit within and "slipped".

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