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Russia Decides to Search for Sodom and Gomorrah-in Jordan
Israel National News ^ | 12/14/10 | David Lev

Posted on 12/16/2010 7:09:39 AM PST by marshmallow

Russia and Jordan have signed an agreement to search the bottom of the Dead Sea for the remains of the Biblical cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, Arabic news media reported over the weekend. According to the report, a Russian company has agreed to conduct the search in cooperation with Jordanian authorities, picking up all costs – in exchange for exclusive rights to film a documentary of the search. The report quoted one of the Jordanian heads of the project, Zia Madani, as saying that the search would begin in late December.

The Russian company that was chosen as a partner for the search has special underwater exploration equipment that can stand up to the extreme salinity of the Dead Sea, the reports said.

Biblical archaeologists have several theories as to where the Sodom and its associated cities were located. According to the Torah, G-d overturned Sodom, Gomorrah, and three other cities because of their degeneration, sin and iniquity, turning a once fertile plain into a stark wasteland. Abraham, who prayed for the cities, was unable to prevent G-d from mandating their destruction. Archaeologists and geologists have suggested that a major earthquake or meteor storm might have been the means by which it occurred. Research has centered on the area around the Dead Sea, and the modern city of Sodom, and nearby Mount Sodom, which is made almost completely of rock salt, is considered the most likely site of the ancient cities.

However, some archaeological evidence has emerged that indicates that the site could be on the east bank of the Dead Sea, with two sites in Jordan - Bab edh-Dhra, and Numeira, both considered viable candidates. The Jordanian-Russian search will center on Bab edh-Dhra, which also has several Christian monuments.

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Current Events; History
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; citiesoftheplain; godsgravesglyphs; gomorrah; jordan; russia; sodom; sodomandgomorrah
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1 posted on 12/16/2010 7:09:42 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Good luck. Not much left of them places.


2 posted on 12/16/2010 7:11:21 AM PST by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat. (AKA The Pope's Hat))
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To: marshmallow

Magog drilling in Gog.


3 posted on 12/16/2010 7:12:35 AM PST by struggle ((The struggle continues))
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To: marshmallow

Silly Russians, they are looking in the wrong place, I think they need to focus on the West Coast of the USA, they would have much better luck there ;)


4 posted on 12/16/2010 7:13:30 AM PST by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: struggle

S&G have moved. Pelosi represents them now in congress.

(what DID they do in Gomorrah, anyway?)


5 posted on 12/16/2010 7:13:57 AM PST by babble-on
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To: marshmallow

They need to go to San Francisco.


6 posted on 12/16/2010 7:14:48 AM PST by dfwgator (Welcome to the Gator Nation Will Muschamp)
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To: battousai

beat me by 27 seconds!


7 posted on 12/16/2010 7:14:48 AM PST by babble-on
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To: marshmallow

When Amsterdam is so much closer to them?

What a waste of a trip.


8 posted on 12/16/2010 7:15:01 AM PST by Ripliancum ("If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest." Prov.29:9)
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To: marshmallow

The Russians had to ask for outside help diving on their own sunken submarine (Kursk) which was in relativly shallow water and off their largest navel base.


9 posted on 12/16/2010 7:18:04 AM PST by Captain7seas (FIRE JANE LUBCHENCO FROM NOAA)
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To: struggle

If Lot and his family was the best of the best to be saved from S&G it must have been a really bad place. Before they fled they had time to gather up their wine and Lot with his daughters escaped to a cave where they got the old man drunk so they could have sex with him.


10 posted on 12/16/2010 7:18:38 AM PST by eastforker (Visit me at http://www.eastforker.com)
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To: marshmallow

They have not heard about San Francisco.


11 posted on 12/16/2010 7:19:14 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: dfwgator

Everybody knows where Sodom and Gomorrah is - it’s right across the street from Talladega Superspeedway twice a year! Awesome camping...leave the kids at home :-)


12 posted on 12/16/2010 7:20:23 AM PST by DJlaysitup
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To: marshmallow

Why would the Russians be so interested in this? Searching for God’s own weapons grade material?


13 posted on 12/16/2010 7:21:43 AM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: eastforker

Not to mention the wife just couldn’t resist looking back

and is Amman the capital of Jordan named for or from the Ammonites who descended from Lot’s rape (he was purposely incapacitated so as to become compliant) by his daughter

There are salt cliff formations on the southern Dead Sea referred to as the pillars of Lot


14 posted on 12/16/2010 7:30:06 AM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: eastforker

Lot may or may not have been a good man. But Lot was considered Righteous by God because of Lot’s faith in God.

I like that the biblical heroes are all sinners. Adam disobeyed in the garden, Noah got drunk, Abraham doubted God and fornicated and then kicked the woman and their child out of his home, David committed adultery and murder and God afterward called David a man after God’s on heart, Peter denied Christ on the cross yet Jesus called him brother immediately afterward, Paul ran around killing Christians until his conversion yet God chose Paul as His spokesman, etc.

It helps put into perspective that God really does forgive sin, when you place your faith in Him.


15 posted on 12/16/2010 7:34:00 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN

Yup, ask any incarcerated thug and he will tell ya, he’s going to heaven because as long as he believes in God, he’s going to heaven no matter what sins he commits.They will tell you as long as they pray and ask for forgiveness all will be well because by nature they are sinners from the getgo and God will forgive all sinners. Trust me, many of them believe this to be true.


16 posted on 12/16/2010 7:41:18 AM PST by eastforker (Visit me at http://www.eastforker.com)
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To: marshmallow

I’d recommend they look in San Francisco and New York instead.


17 posted on 12/16/2010 7:43:45 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: marshmallow

Is Pootie Poot looking for a Holiday home to spend some time with his girl from Russian Vougeski??


18 posted on 12/16/2010 7:52:07 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: marshmallow
Here's a map for them if it helps.

19 posted on 12/16/2010 7:59:59 AM PST by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: marshmallow

Mount Sodom

[juvenile snicker]

Colonel, USAFR


20 posted on 12/16/2010 8:12:46 AM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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