An early first-century earthquake in the Dead Sea

@article{Williams2012AnEF,
  title={An early first-century earthquake in the Dead Sea},
  author={Jefferson B. Williams and Markus J. Schwab and Achim Brauer},
  journal={International Geology Review},
  year={2012},
  volume={54},
  pages={1219 - 1228}
}
This article examines a report in the 27th chapter of the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament that an earthquake was felt in Jerusalem on the day of the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth. We have tabulated a varved chronology from a core from Ein Gedi on the western shore of the Dead Sea between deformed sediments due to a widespread earthquake in 31 BC and deformed sediments due to an early first-century earthquake. The early first-century seismic event has been tentatively assigned a date… Expand
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