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.
The Physical Ashen Remains of Sodom & Gomorrah
Bible’s Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed by an exploding asteroid, says archaeologists
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.
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.
Was this the end of Sodom? A superheated asteroid exploded in the sky above the Dead Sea years ago, obliterating the cities below.
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But where exactly was this plain, and was a particular site associated with Sodom? Photo: Michael C. So where is Sodom, according to the Biblical geography of Genesis 13?
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. Curiously, no crater was discovered and scientists explain the strange phenomena through a meteor explosion some km above land. Now an interdisciplinary team of archaeologists and scientists are using the Tunguska explosion as a model to explain the equally curious end to a thriving civilization that lived for thousands of years in a plain near the Dead Sea. Disaster shown in an undated photo of the mile-wide meteor crater near Winslow, Arizona. The crater was made centuries ago when a 10,,ton meteor impact dislodged ,, tons of rock.
But is there any proof that these cities really existed and that they were destroyed by a sudden calamity? Steven Collins, a professor of Biblical studies and apologetics at Trinity Southwest University, is yes. During the season , the archaeologists found a few more towers and gates. Collins isn't alone in his quest to find Sodom. But whoever wrote down this text did have some site in mind when he said that God destroyed Sodom," Shanks told The Huffington Post in an email. US Edition U.
Now, archaeologist Steven Collins believes he has found the remains of Sodom. Collins made the discovery after combining clues from biblical geography with new-found archaeological evidence from the site of Tall el-Hammam in Jordan, which he believes is the site where the wicked city once stood. Bible History Daily describes what the archaeologists found in their dig:. Across Tall el-Hammam, archaeologists found widespread evidence of an intense conflagration that left the Middle Bronze Age city in ruins. Such evidence suggests the city and its environs were catastrophically destroyed in a sudden and extreme conflagration.