Amos Frumkin

ON THE COVER: A strikingly human-shaped formation known as Lot’s Wife looks out over the southern end of the Dead Sea from Mt. Sedom. This cover won our online cover contest by the narrow margin of 83 votes. In “How Lot’s Wife Became a Pillar of Salt, geologist Amos Frumkin investigates the origins of this salt pillar and the Biblical story that linked it with Lot’s disobedient wife.