Is it possible that there were a series of very destructive wars from N.Africa (ancient Egypt) to N. India before Bible times?
and this destruction was so bad and harsh on the land that it turned it into desert? as you notice that the land is so barren from N. Africa all the way to N. India...why? this was a possible killing of the land duirng war time? between who and who? did the Bible mention?
were the middle eastern regions ever lush forrest or farmland? when did it turn into desert? did the Bible ever mention anything? why?
MAYBE ALEXANDER THE GREAT AND PERSIAN WAR? COULD ALEXANDER THE GREAT'S ARMY HAVE DESTROYED THE LAND TO SUBJUGATE HE POPULATION?
- ?Lv 42 months ago
It cannot be blamed on war.
It is a 41,000 year environmental cycle of dry then fertile.
Grassland is expected to come back to the Sahara in 15,000 years time.
", believed to be caused by long-term changes in the North African climate cycle that alters the path of the North African Monsoon – usually southward. The cycle is caused by a 41000-year cycle in which the tilt of the earth changes between 22° and 24.5°. At present (2000 ACE), we are in a dry period, but it is expected that the Sahara will become green again in 15000 years (17000 ACE).".
Africa did however enjoy a break in this cycle at the expense of the Northern regions, caused by the younger dryas, which saw rain return to the region, and the fertile period peaked between 8,000 BC and 6,000 BC, before beginning to retreate again to what it is today.
" The end of the glacial period brought more rain to the Sahara, from about 8000 BCE to 6000 BCE, perhaps because of low pressure areas over the collapsing ice sheets to the north. Once the ice sheets were gone, the northern Sahara dried out. In the southern Sahara, the drying trend was initially counteracted by the monsoon, which brought rain further north than it does today. By around 4200 BCE, however, the monsoon retreated south to approximately where it is today, leading to the gradual desertification of the Sahara. The Sahara is now as dry as it was about 13,000 years ago.".
- Old Man DirtLv 72 months ago
Just how much climate changes affected the land that is mostly Saudi Arabia is still unclear. Damascus is located where some rivers empty into that area and the area is fertile several miles into the desert there. Any water run off from the glaciers from the ice age the Bible records as being a great flood would have increased that fertile region.
Be that as it may there is according to archeologists a vast net work of underground man made tunnels that connect several places that are oasis's now. The time period of construction as far as I know is unknown. No records exist for the construction and we have no idea of the construction method.
But it was not a war that made the area now into a desert. It was a failure by a previous culture/civilization to maintain it. Maybe as a result of the confusion of tongues. Archelogy suggests that an un-recorded civilization developed irrigation methods and for some reason failed to be able to maintain them.
I just did a search on the subject of the climate change of the area. Yes it once was plush and climate change accounts for the loss of vegetation, not war. It would have been the same climate change which caused the deserts in North Africa. Remember the Bible reports there was a sever famine that struck the "known world" in the time of Joseph.
- 2 months ago
Sounds good to me! I'm Fuzzface McGee!
- Anonymous2 months ago
Wow...just wow. Once again christians fail world history.
The middle east's climate is based on geography, not mystical nonsense or unrecorded wars.
Though, to be fare, quite a few wars were fought in that area LONG before the hebrews stole one of the early culture's pantheons, turned it monotheistic, and then elevated one of their own as a 'prophet' of their 'one god'.
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- ReynaIdo WeeksLv 42 months ago