This thriving group of city-states is referred to in the Bible (Genesis ) as the Cities of the Plain.
Its lush tree-shaded groves graciously bestow their blessings of fine fruits.
The green canopy of its orchards stretch as far as the eye can see.
The 20th-century German Bible critic, Theodor Noldeke asserted that "The whole story of Sodom and Gomorrah is unhistorical and comparatively late in origin." J.
Maxwell Miller of Emory University boldly claims, "These narratives of Sodom and Gomorrah are purely products of the storyteller's art, which of course raises serious questions about their usefulness for historical reconstruction." John H. Maxwell Miller, confirms Professor Miller's belief.  Are the assertions of these skeptics based on facts or are they merely the distorted opinions of non-believers?