Did a volcano part the Red Sea? Have scientists found Eve? Was the pharaoh of the Oppression a woman? Did the Jordan River really cease flowing the day Jericho fell?
A brilliant author, scientist, and adventurer who has been called "the real Indiana Jones," Dr. Charles Pellegrino takes us on a remarkable journey from the Nile to the Tigris-Euphrates rivers crossing time, legend, and ancient lands to explore the unsolved mysteries of the Old Testament. Return to Sodom and Gomorrah is an epic saga of discovery that interweaves science, history, and suspense the first book ever to bring archaeologists, scientists and theologians together to examine the same evidence. In this enthralling revelatory adventure, Pellegrino introduces us to dedicated pioneers like Benjamin Mazar, Leonard Woolley, and T. E. Lawrence, who retraced the steps of Moses to demystify the Exodus and the Flood. In the process, he enables us to view ancient relics in an extraordinary new light as both fascinating windows on the past and vivid signposts to the future.
About the Author
Charles Pellegrino has been known to work simultaneously in entomology, forensic physics, paleo-genetics, preliminary design of advanced rocket systems, astrobiology, and marine archaeology. The author of eighteen books of fiction and nonfiction, including Unearthing Atlantis, Dust, Ghosts of the Titanic, and the New York Times bestseller Her Name, Titanic, he is the scientist whose dinosaur-cloning recipe inspired Michael Crichton's bestselling novel Jurassic Park. Dr. Pellegrino lives in New York City.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is book is simply amazing. Anyone who would like to have scientific insight to the bible should read this. I especially liked the author's non-judgmental review of the bible and just presented the scientific evidence. I must admit that as a Christian I was skeptical at reading this book at first. As I had several core beliefs that have been instilled in me since youth. However the author allowed me to still make my own decisions as to whether or not I still wanted to hold on to them.
This book is fun to read, but it's deficient in scholarly rigor. Pellegrino incessantly releates nearly everything to a volcanic disaster in 1628 BCE. His accounts of the adventures and quirks of archaeologists and paleontologists are amusing, as is his near idolatry of Isaac Asimov. Of all the chapters, I found the one on tracking evolution via mitochondrial DNA most interesting. Be sure to read the footnotes and the Afterword.