Discovering the City of Sodom: The Fascinating, True Account of the Discovery of the Old Testaments Most Infamous City by Steven CollinsThe fascinating, true account of the quest for one of the Old Testament’s most infamous cities.
Like many Christians today in the academic world, Dr. Steven Collins felt pulled in different directions when it came to apparent conflicts between the Bible and scholarly research and theory—an intellectual crisis that inspired him to lay it all on the line as he set off to locate the lost city of Sodom.
Recounting Dr. Collins’s quest for Sodom in absorbing detail, this adventure-cum-memoir reflects the tensions that define biblical archaeology as it narrates a tale of discovery. Readers follow “Dr. C” as he tracks down biblical, archaeological, and geographical clues to the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, narrowing the list of possible sites as he weighs evidence and battles skeptics. Finally, he arrives at a single location that looms as the only option: a massive ancient ruin called Tall el-Hammam in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Many scholars who were initially opposed to Dr. Collins’s theory now concede that history books may need to be rewritten in light of his groundbreaking discovery. It—along with several other recent finds—is challenging the assumptions of academics and asserting a new voice in the controversy of biblical archaeology and the dispute over using the Bible as a credible historical source.
From respected archaeologist Dr. Steven Collins and award-winning author Dr. Latayne C. Scott comes the fascinating, true account of the frustrating search and exciting excavation of the city the Bible calls Sodom, which scholars and others had “misplaced” for hundreds of years.
Like many modern-day Christians, Dr. Collins struggled with what seemed to be a clash between his heritage of belief in the Bible and the research regarding ancient history and human evolution. This crisis of faith led him to embark on a quest to put both his archaeological education and the Bible to the test by seeking out the lost ancient city, an expedition that has led to one of the most exciting finds in recent archaeology.
Challenging the assumptions of academics around the world, Discovering the City of Sodom may well inspire a revision of the history books. Dr. Collins has become a new voice in the controversy over using the Bible as a credible source of understanding the past—and opened a new chapter in the struggle over the soul of biblical archaeology.
Dr. Steven Collins at Tall el-Hammam - The site of historic Sodom in the Jordan Valley
A multi-disciplinary team of scientists has a new theory for why all human civilization abruptly ended on the banks of the Dead Sea some 3, years ago. According to analyzed archaeological evidence, the disaster of biblical proportions can be explained by a massive explosion, similar to one recorded over years ago in Russia.
Did Archaeologists Discover The Biblical City Of Sodom?
S odom and Gomorrah—cities utterly destroyed by fire from heaven. So says your Bible. The biblical account is far from being merely a fable, however. Scientists have now found evidence of a catastrophic event unmistakably akin to the one described in the book of Genesis. The Dead Sea zone was once home to a thriving civilization—particularly the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, according to the Bible. Archaeology has revealed flourishing prosperity in this area—right up until it came to a sudden, jarring end around 3, years ago.
Scientists say they may have discovered the ruins of the biblical city of Sodom. The ruins of the biblical city of Sodom reportedly have been discovered by U. God punished the wickedness of the citizens by destroying the city with brimstone and fire, the biblical story explains. Only the righteous inhabitants were allowed to escape the destruction and were spared by God. It now believes it has uncovered this magnificent historical site. If confirmed, the discovery could give the archeological community an invaluable understanding of how people lived during between BC and BC. And perhaps most interestingly, the excavations are revealing that life in the city came to an abrupt end during the Middle Bronze Age BC , seemingly consistent with the biblical story.
Image in public domain. Tall el-Hammam is the largest archaeological site in the Jordan valley. Tall el-Hammam was apparently destroyed, as the remains of mud-brick walls suggest. Pieces of pottery recovered and dated to the same time of the destruction of the city show evidence of intense heat. The outer layers of the vessels and other objects made from clay partially melted, forming a glassy coat. At the annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, the researchers from Trinity Southwest University presented these findings, including a possible explanation.
Was this the end of Sodom? A superheated asteroid exploded in the sky above the Dead Sea years ago, obliterating the cities below. The effect would have been of biblical proportions: a superheated asteroid exploding into a massive fireball and shockwave over the Dead Sea. The discovery and radiocarbon dating of unusual minerals in Jordan suggests exactly this happened some years ago. Trinity Southwest University archaeologist and biblical researcher Phillip Silvia says preliminary findings based on crystallised rock suggests a massive airburst meteor blasted a 25km wide circular plain on the northeastern edge of the Dead Sea, now called Middle Ghor. In a presentation to the annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research last week, Silvia said excavations at five Middle Ghor sites showed the area was settled for a stretch of at least years.
The foot of Mount Sodom, near the plain where the Biblical city of the same name may have been destroyed. New research finds that a powerful airburst from a meteor colliding with the atmosphere may have wiped out a Bronze Age civilization along the north side of the Dead Sea some 3, years ago. Yes, as in Sodom and Gomorrah from the Bible, Torah and Quran - the cities of sin supposedly destroyed with brimstone and fire sent from God. Archaeologist Phillip J. Samples from the site show that an extremely hot, explosive event leveled an area of almost square miles including the Middle Ghor - a circular plain to the north of the Dead Sea. The researchers theorize that the intense shockwaves from the blast may have also covered the area " with a super-heated brine of Dead Sea anhydride salts.