The Academic Journal of Trinity Southwest University
Many biblical scholars who frequented the Dead Sea region during the 19th century favored a location for the Cities of the Plain northeast of the Dead Sea. They did so based on clear statements in Genesis 13:1- 12 as to their location on the Kikkar of the Jordan. Once they had visited the entire region, it became obvious to geographical thinkers like H.B. Tristram that the Cities of the Plain belonged to the Jordan Valley proper, not the southern end of the Dead Sea.