What is it about?

Soil salinization plagues areas around the world, both today and in ancient history. Treating this as an instance of ecological trauma, I examine scriptural evidence that the ecological memory of ancient Israel included instances of agriculturally-induced soil salinization.

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Why is it important?

As interpreters continue to wrestle with what the "sins of Sodom" were, I offer an additional possibility--that they involved an unsustainable agricultural system that traumatized the surrounding land--and support this possibility with evidence from scripture, archaeology, and contemporary scientific research.

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This page is a summary of: “Their Leaves Shall Be for Healing”, Biblical Theology Bulletin Journal of Bible and Culture, October 2019, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0146107919877639.
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