And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.
 

13:10 well watered. In the early centuries after the Flood, a great ice sheet probably covered the northern latitudes, and this in turn led to abundant rainfall in the southern latitudes, a “pluvial age” corresponding to the “glacial age” farther north. There is much evidence of this all over the world, with remains of extensive settlements and agriculture in regions which (like the region where Sodom and Gomorrah once thrived, near the southern end of the Dead Sea) are now oppressively hot, dry and desolate.


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