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The area shaded in pink is the geographical area of ancient Teman to Dedan, today's major oil- and gas fields in Saudi Arabia. According to Ezekiel 25, G-d will cause this area to be utterly deslated by HIS sword ("sword" usually implies by force of war; it also could be by natural catastophes such as earthquakes; or by Israel whom He uses as a "threshing instrument" with which to thresh the nations)5. Saudi-Arabia's wadis [streams] will be turned into pitch [tar] from the spilling out and burning petroleum, and her land into brimstone, which is sand congealed together from the extreme heat from the burning oil. 

The most common constituent of sand, in inland continental settings and non-tropical coastal settings, is silica (silicon dioxide, or SiO2), usually in the form of quartz, which, because of its chemical inertness and considerable hardness, is resistant to weathering.

The most familiar form of glass is the silica-based. Most glass formulations contain about 7072 % by weight of silicon dioxide (SiO2).

SiO2 (Silicon Dioxide) Formula SiO2 Density 2.32g/ cm3 Melting point 1713 C Evaporation temperature 1800-2200 C.

Therefore: the enormous heat generated by burning oil wells will melt the silica as well as the sulfur and, because there will be steam, the high temperatures plus the sulfur will make sulfuric acid. These sulfur products combining with the molten silica may produce this "brimstone", which actually will resemble "asphalt" by the burning petroleum..

All this area marked in pink will become burning pitch/tar. It will burn night and day with smoke going up forever, the burning not getting quenched.

The map of Saudi Arabia is by MERRIAM-WEBSTER GEOGRAPHY, 
and featured by About.com
The super imposed oil- and gas fields are from EXPLORER January 2005


5 Ezek. 25:13; Isaiah 41:15-16; 34:9-10; On Line Parallel Bible; Jewish Encyclopedia; see also Letters to Israel's Prime Minister Shamir

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