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Dead Sea Valley region and Lichtenberg figures

dead sea lichtenberg figure dischargeThe Dead Sea Valley region shows Lichtenberg figures (Lichtenberg electrical discharge patterns). Lichtenberg patterns are the result of an electrical discharge.

Lichtenberg figures (Lichtenberg-Figuren (German), or “Lichtenberg dust figures”) are branching electric discharges that sometimes appear on the surface or in the interior of insulating materials. Lichtenberg figures are often associated with the progressive deterioration of high voltage components and equipment.

During breakdown, branching tree or fern-like conductive channels rapidly form and propagate through the plastic, allowing the trapped charge to suddenly rush out in a miniature lightning-like flash and bang. Breakdown of a charged specimen may also be manually triggered by poking the plastic with a pointed conductive object to create a point of excessive voltage stress. During the discharge, the powerful electric sparks leave thousands of branching chains of fractures behind – creating a permanent Lichtenberg figure inside the specimen. Although the internal charge within the specimen is negative, the discharge is initiated from the positively charged exterior surfaces of the specimen, so that the resulting discharge creates a positive Lichtenberg figure. These beautiful objects are sometimes called electron trees, beam trees, or lightning trees.
Lichtenberg figures

Dead Sea region – natural Lichtenberg figures?

Lichtenberg discharges can be seen in nature in lightning and lightning strikes on humans or ground often produce lightning flowers. You can also get fulgurites in sandy areas where lightning strikes the ground. The Grand Canyon also looks like a very large natural Lichtenberg figure.

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Sodom and Gomorrah not destroyed by earthquake?

sodom gomorrah magnetic survey mapWere Sodom and Gomorrah not destroyed by an earthquake? If it was not an Earthquake then what natural events did destroy them?

Sodom and Gomorrah earthquakes?

Below is a quote about a magnetic survey of the Dead Sea Valley region. If the exact locations of Sodom and Gomorrah could be located then this magnetic map would help see if they were on any geological features.

dead sea valley magnetic survey map

Despite infrequent seismic activity and only intermittent surface exposure, the fault is delineated clearly on a map of the first vertical derivative of the magnetic intensity field, indicating that the source of the magnetic anomaly is shallow (the first vertical derivative map emphasizes magnetic anomalies of shallow origin.

The general lack of surface expression of the fault in many areas along the valley may reflect the absence of surface rupture during earthquakes.

The magnetic data also indicates that unlike the San Andreas Fault, the location of this part of the plate boundary was stable throughout its history. Magnetic anomalies also support a total left-lateral offset of 105-110 km along the plate boundary. Finally, despite previous suggestions of transtensional motion along the Dead Sea Transform, we did not identify any igneous intrusions related to the activity of this fault segment.
The Dead Sea Transform Fault: Its expression in the magnetic field

Dead Sea Valley area gravity results

Does this also mean that geologists believe nothing massive in an earthquake manor has effected the Dead Sea Rift Valley where Sodom and Gomorrah were supposed to be located, near that Vale of Siddim which was occupied by the Dead Sea?

Our interpretation of fault locations based on the gravity and on seismic reflection data indicates that the motion along the 420-km long Dead Sea tectonic plate boundary is accommodated by at least 15 separate fault segments with segment lengths varying between 25 and 55 km. More fault segments are shown buried on seismic reflection profiles and do not offset or perturb the upper sedimentary section, indicating that they are no longer active. Strike-slip faults tend to smooth themselves as they mature.
The basins of the Dead Sea region

Dead Sea Valley tectonics

dead sea area tectonicsDead Sea Valley tectonics – can they show if any geological events have happened in the past in the Dead Sea area?

Depending on if you believe in geology theory and dating theory could they have happened recently?

Dead Sea Valley are tectonics

The Dead Sea Transform is free of recent thermal and mechanical complications. It is located at the boundary between the stable Arabian shield and its Triassic-Jurassic Tethys passive continental margin (the present eastern Mediterranean).

Within the valley there are numerous subsurface pull-apart basins of different sizes. Pull-apart basins are generated by fault-parallel extension in areas of geometrical irregularities within strike-slip faults. As such, these basins represent mechanical extension of the crust with little contribution from external or internal heating.

Tectonics and Geology of the Dead Sea

Dead Sea Rift Valley geology

If chemicals, minerals, geological features are shown or known to be formed or due to high energy or heat processes then could this show that an event or events have happened in the Vale of Siddim?

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Dead Sea geology – Mount Sodom

mount sodom salt dead sea basin isrealThe Dead Sea geology is unusual for the area, the Dead Sea Basin has many surprising geology features and lots of minerals and resources.

Are these the product of millions and millions of years of geology or due to relatively recent events?

Mount Sodom

Mount Sodom is arond 10 km long and about 2 km wide, its top is 200 meters above the Dead Sea surface and is said to go 190 meters below sea level.

Mount Sodom, a beautiful and somewhat strange natural structure, rises 230 meters above the level of the Dead Sea and holds roughly a billion tons of pure salt. Mount Sodom looks like a giant block of salt (and, it kind of is). It sat at the bottom of the Dead Sea and was lifted out over time by little earthquakes. The mountain has been sculpted over thousands of years by wind and by water, and continues to be shaped today.
Mount Sodom: A Giant Heap of Salt

Why has it not been worn away? Unless it was recently either brought to the surface or formed where it is found in the Dead Sea region – ‘the Valley of Siddim, which is now the Dead Sea’.

How did these earthquakes keep rising it up and up? Did they do that to other geological features in the same area and level?

Why is it such a lump of pure salt? If salt was such a valuable commodity in times past, after all the word salary comes from being paid in salt, why was not this natural source of salt so easily available not completely mined out or dug away and taken away?

Why does it have a few thin layers of silt and marl?

Over the years salt accumulated to a layer of 4km height, on top of which eroded rocks and other minerals were deposited. The underground heat had melted the salt, and the weight of the rocks above creates a pressure that forces the melted salt up along the sides. The mountain is an outcome of this massive force, and it keeps rising 1cm per year.
Mount Sodom – Location and Geology

Or is this the easy answer? Mount Sodom grows, shrinks, heats (keeps heating and melting?) and up she rises but up the sides?

Mount Sodom caves

Mount Sodom has many caves.

There is an amazing number of caves and tunnels, some hundreds of feet long. This points to an interesting historical conclusion: the mountain must have been hit by huge amounts of water, over and over again. Only the largest deluges of water could have led to the formation of so many intricate passageways and rooms within the mountain.
Mount Sodom: A Giant Heap of Salt

Contrary to any other rock, the salt dissolves rapidly in water. Erosion and creation of underground cavities are more than 50 times faster than in limestone or dolomite.

The “Malch’am” (The Israeli Center for Caves Research) Cave beneath Mount Sodom is the longest known cave in Israel, and the longest single natural salt cave in the world. It is 5,500m long and is full of breath-taking salt stalactites, with endless vertical and horizontal volumes.
Mount Sodom – Location and Geology

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Salt Sea

salt sea jordan dead sea bible geologySalt Sea, Jordan (Valley or Vale of Siddim, Dead Sea) – Young’s Literal Translation Bible – Genesis 14

1 And it cometh to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goyim,

2 they have made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboim, and the king of Bela, which [is] Zoar.

3 All these have been joined together unto the valley of Siddim, which [is] the Salt Sea;

4 twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and the thirteenth year they rebelled.

5 And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings who [are] with him, and they smite the Rephaim in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzim in Ham, and the Emim in Shaveh Kiriathaim,

6 and the Horites in their mount Seir, unto El-Paran, which [is] by the wilderness;

7 and they turn back and come in unto En-Mishpat, which [is] Kadesh, and smite the whole field of the Amalekite, and also the Amorite who is dwelling in Hazezon-Tamar.

8 And the king of Sodom goeth out, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboim, and the king of Bela, which [is] Zoar; and they set the battle in array with them in the valley of Siddim,

9 with Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goyim, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with the five.

10 And the valley of Siddim [is] full of bitumen-pits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah flee, and fall there, and those left have fled to the mountain.

11 And they take the whole substance of Sodom and Gomorrah, and the whole of their food, and go away;

12 and they take Lot, Abram’s brother’s son (seeing he is dwelling in Sodom), and his substance, and go away.

13 And one who is escaping cometh and declareth to Abram the Hebrew, and he is dwelling among the oaks of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner, and they [are] Abram’s allies.

14 And Abram heareth that his brother hath been taken captive, and he draweth out his trained domestics, three hundred and eighteen, and pursueth unto Dan.

15 And he divideth himself against them by night, he and his servants, and smiteth them, and pursueth them unto Hobah, which [is] at the left of Damascus;

16 and he bringeth back the whole of the substance, and also Lot his brother and his substance hath he brought back, and also the women and the people.

17And the king of Sodom goeth out to meet him (after his turning back from the smiting of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings who [are] with him), unto the valley of Shaveh, which [is] the king’s valley.

18 And Melchizedek king of Salem hath brought out bread and wine, and he [is] priest of God Most High;

19 and he blesseth him, and saith, `Blessed [is] Abram to God Most High, possessing heaven and earth;

20 and blessed [is] God Most High, who hath delivered thine adversaries into thy hand;’ and he giveth to him a tenth of all.

21 And the king of Sodom saith unto Abram, `Give to me the persons, and the substance take to thyself,’

22 and Abram saith unto the king of Sodom, `I have lifted up my hand unto Jehovah, God Most High, possessing heaven and earth —

23 from a thread even unto a shoe-latchet I take not of anything which thou hast, that thou say not, I — I have made Abram rich;

24 save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men who have gone with me — Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre — they take their portion.’

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Dead Sea of Salt

dead sea of salt jordan valley of siddimDead Sea of Salt, Jordan (Vale of Siddim, Siddim Valley, Dead Sea, Sea of Salt) – Amplified Bible translation – Genesis chapter 14

1 IN THE days of the kings Amraphel of Shinar, Arioch of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer of Elam, and Tidal of Goiim,

2 They made war on the kings Bera of Sodom, Birsha of Gomorrah, Shinab of Admah, Shemeber of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, [a]that is, Zoar.

3 The latter kings joined together [as allies] in the Valley of Siddim, which is [now] the [Dead] Sea of Salt.

4 Twelve years they had served Chedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

5 And in the fourteenth year, Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him attacked and subdued the Rephaim in Ashteroth-karnaim, the Zuzim in Ham, and the Emim in Shaveh-kiriathaim,

6 And the Horites in their Mount Seir as far as El-paran, which is on the border of the wilderness.

7 Then they turned back and came to En-mishpat, which [now] is Kadesh, and subdued all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites who dwelt in Hazazon-tamar.

8 Then the kings of Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim, and Bela, that is, Zoar, went out and [together] they joined battle [with those kings] in the Valley of Siddim,

9 With the kings Chedorlaomer of Elam, Tidal of Goiim, Amraphel of Shinar, and Arioch of Ellasar–four kings against five.

10 Now the Valley of Siddim was full of slime or bitumen pits, and as the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, they fell (were overthrown) there and the remainder [of the kings] fled to the mountain.

11 [The victors] took all the wealth of Sodom and Gomorrah and all the supply of provisions and departed.

12 And they also took Lot, Abram’s brother’s son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods away with them.

13 Then one who had escaped came and told Abram the Hebrew [one from the other side], who was living by the oaks or terebinths of Mamre the Amorite, a brother of Eshcol and of Aner–these were allies of Abram.

14 When Abram heard that [his nephew] had been captured, he armed (led forth) the 318 trained servants born in his own house and pursued the enemy as far as Dan.

15 He divided his forces against them by night, he and his servants, and attacked and routed them, and pursued them as far as Hobah, which is north of Damascus.

16 And he brought back all the goods and also brought back his kinsman Lot and his possessions, the women also and the people.

17 After his [Abram’s] return from the defeat and slaying of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the Valley of Shaveh, that is, the King’s Valley.

18 Melchizedek king of Salem [later called Jerusalem] brought out bread and wine [for their nourishment]; he was the priest of God Most High,

19 And he blessed him and said, Blessed (favored with blessings, made blissful, joyful) be Abram by God Most High, Possessor and Maker of heaven and earth,

20 And blessed, praised, and glorified be God Most High, Who has given your foes into your hand! And [Abram] gave him a tenth of all [he had taken].(A)

21 And the king of Sodom said to Abram, Give me the persons and keep the goods for yourself.

22 But Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lifted up my hand and sworn to the Lord, God Most High, the Possessor and Maker of heaven and earth,

23 That I would not take a thread or a shoelace or anything that is yours, lest you should say, I have made Abram rich.

24 [Take all] except only what my young men have eaten and the share of the men [allies] who went with me–Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.


1. Genesis 14:2 One of the notable proofs of the antiquity of the early sections of Genesis is that many of the original names of places about which they speak were so old that Moses, the writer, had to add an explanation in order to identify these ancient names so that the Israelites returning from Egypt might recognize them. Chapter 14 alone contains six such explanatory notes (Gen. 14:2, 3, 7, 8, 15, and 17).

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Siddim Valley

siddim valley jordan dead seaSiddim Valley (Vale of Siddim, Dead Sea, Salt Sea) – Contemporary English Version Bible translation – Genesis 14

1 About this time, King Amraphel of Babylonia, [a] King Arioch of Ellasar, King Chedorlaomer of Elam, and King Tidal of Goiim 2 attacked King Bera of Sodom, King Birsha of Gomorrah, King Shinab of Admah, King Shemeber of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, also known as the city of Zoar. 3-4 King Chedorlaomer and his allies had ruled these last five kings for twelve years, but in the thirteenth year the kings rebelled and came together in Siddim Valley, which is now covered by the southern part of the Dead Sea. 5 A year later King Chedorlaomer and his allies attacked and defeated the Rephaites in Ashteroth-Karnaim, the Zuzites in Ham, and the Emites in Shaveh-Kiriathaim. 6 They also defeated the Horites in the hill country of Edom, [b] as far as El-Paran, near the desert. 7 They went back to the city of Enmishpat, better known as Kadesh. Then they captured all the land that belonged to the Amalekites, and they defeated the Amorites who were living in Hazazon-Tamar.

8-9 At Siddim Valley, the armies of the kings of Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim, and Bela fought the armies of King Chedorlaomer of Elam, King Tidal of Goiim, King Amraphel of Babylonia, and King Arioch of Ellasar. The valley 10 was full of tar pits, and when the troops from Sodom and Gomorrah started running away, some of them fell into the pits. Others escaped to the hill country. 11 Their enemies took everything of value from Sodom and Gomorrah, including their food supplies. 12 They also captured Abram’s nephew Lot, who lived in Sodom. They took him and his possessions and then left.

13 At this time Abram the Hebrew was living near the oaks that belonged to Mamre the Amorite. Mamre and his brothers Eshcol and Aner were Abram’s friends. Someone who had escaped from the battle told Abram 14 that his nephew Lot had been taken away. Three hundred eighteen of Abram’s servants were fighting men, so he took them and followed the enemy as far north as the city of Dan.

15 That night, Abram divided up his troops, attacked from all sides, and won a great victory. But some of the enemy escaped to the town of Hobah north of Damascus, 16 and Abram went after them. He brought back his nephew Lot, together with Lot’s possessions and the women and everyone else who had been captured.

Abram Is Blessed by Melchizedek
17 Abram returned after he had defeated King Chedorlaomer and the other kings. Then the king of Sodom went to meet Abram in Shaveh Valley, which is also known as King’s Valley.

18 King Melchizedek of Salem was a priest of God Most High. He brought out some bread and wine 19 and said to Abram:

“I bless you in the name of God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth. 20 All praise belongs to God Most High for helping you defeat your enemies.”

Then Abram gave Melchizedek a tenth of everything.

21 The king of Sodom said to Abram, “All I want are my people. You can keep everything else.”

22 Abram answered: The LORD God Most High made the heavens and the earth. And I have promised him 23 that I won’t keep anything of yours, not even a sandal strap or a piece of thread. Then you can never say that you are the one who made me rich. 24 Let my share be the food that my men have eaten. But Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre went with me, so give them their share of what we brought back.

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Vale of Siddim

The Vale of Siddim (Valley of Siddim) was found where the Salt Sea, that we now know as the Dead Sea in Jordan, was located. But the Dead Sea was not mentioned when the battles occurredvale of siddem topography dead sea jordan geology in Genesis chapter 14. The references to the Salt Sea were not in the original stories as such.

In Genesis the peoples have wandered around the area a lot but there is no mention of the Dead Sea. In Genesis chapter 14 it is mentioned for the first time but only that the Vale of Siddim was in the area where the Dead Sea was located.

What could have happened for the Vale of Siddim to disappear and the Dead Sea to appear?

Vale of Siddim – which is now covered by the southern part of the Dead Sea


Vale of Siddim – Contemporary English Version – Genesis chapter 14

Vale of Siddim – Amplified Bible – Genesis chapter 14

Vale of Siddim – Young’s Literal Translation – Genesis chapter 14

Vale of Siddim – Genesis chapter 14 – Bible translation websites

Vale of Siddim – sitemap

The Dead Sea has all the classic signs of an Electric Universe formation. The Dead Sea is located in a massive rille called the Jordan Valley. A very strange geological feature with the deepest point on the Earths surface being the Dead Sea.

The Dead Sea itself has 2 sections, one very deep but the other a very shallow flat EDM crater.

Is the Dead Sea normal geology or gEUlogy (Electric Universe geology)?