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Possible site of ancient Sodom yields more finds
Popular Archaeology ^ | Monday, September 28, 2015 | editors

Posted on 09/29/2015 12:42:54 AM PDT by SunkenCiv

But based on the excavated evidence, the city’s Bronze Age heyday seems to have nevertheless come to a sudden, inexplicable end toward the end of the Middle Bronze Age—and the ancient city became a relative wasteland for 700 years, for the most part void of human habitation. The comparatively paltry or lack of Late Bronze Age material is a testament to this, with the same pattern shown in the smaller, nearby sites. A strange development, thinks Collins, for a great city-state that flourished even through the catastrophic climate changes that arguably led to the collapse of the great cities of the Levantine Early Bronze Age around 2350 BCE. Collins is hoping that further research and excavation may shed more light on this mystery.

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TOPICS: History; Religion; Science
KEYWORDS: 2350; bronzeage; catastrophism; citiesoftheplain; curseofagade; godsgravesglyphs; gomorrah; israel; jordan; sodom; sodomandgomorrah; stevencollins; tallelhammam; valleyofsiddim
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View of Tall el-Hammam. The mound is the most prominent feature on the landscape for miles around. Courtesy Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project

View of Tall el-Hammam. The mound is the most prominent feature on the landscape for miles around. Courtesy Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project

1 posted on 09/29/2015 12:42:54 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: SunkenCiv

I wonder what was it that the Sodomites did that was so horrible that other peoples have not done through the ages?


2 posted on 09/29/2015 12:48:41 AM PDT by Cronos (Obama’s dislike of Assad is not based on Assad’s brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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To: Cronos

3 posted on 09/29/2015 12:51:38 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a Simple Manner for a Happy Life :o)
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To: Cronos

If we’re around in a few years, God ought to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.


4 posted on 09/29/2015 12:52:34 AM PDT by Crazieman (Article V or National Divorce. The only solutions now.)
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To: SunkenCiv

5 posted on 09/29/2015 12:54:04 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: Cronos

6 posted on 09/29/2015 12:54:07 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a Simple Manner for a Happy Life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance
NO ONE IS PAYING ATTENTION TO THE HISTORICAL RE-ENGINEERING ???? !!!!!

"A strange development, thinks Collins, for a great city-state that flourished even through the catastrophic climate changes that arguably led to the collapse of the great cities of the Levantine Early Bronze Age around 2350 BCE. Collins is hoping that further research and excavation may shed more light on this mystery."

7 posted on 09/29/2015 12:59:17 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: Cronos

I think Charles nailed it (’:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3342361/posts?page=5#5


8 posted on 09/29/2015 1:00:31 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (What do we want? REGIME CHANGE! When do we want it? NOW)
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To: knarf

Raining hellfire is a kind of climate change.


9 posted on 09/29/2015 1:02:05 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: SunkenCiv

Didn’t Popular Archaeology used to be called Biblical Archaeology?


10 posted on 09/29/2015 1:05:08 AM PDT by wbarmy (I chose to be a sheepdog once I saw what happens to the sheep.)
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In the Beginning by Immanuel Velikovsky
http://www.varchive.org/itb/index.htm
chapters:
The Age of the Dead Sea
http://www.varchive.org/itb/deadsea.htm
The Great Rift and the Jordan
http://www.varchive.org/itb/rift.htm


11 posted on 09/29/2015 1:07:17 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (What do we want? REGIME CHANGE! When do we want it? NOW)
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[snip] Some biblical scholars argue that this was the site of “Sodom”. Other archaeologists disagree. Unlike the neighboring ruins of Numeira, Bab edh-Dhra does not appear to have been destroyed by fire. Instead, archaeological evidence suggests that the site was abandoned by its inhabitants. Other possible reasons this site may not be the biblical Sodom are because the village was too small, not in the designated geographical area and did not exist in the appropriate time period. Supporters of the Sodom theory have argued that, on closer examination to the biblical account, this does fit the geographical description of where Sodom would be located. They also argue that a set time frame for its destruction is not necessarily reliable. [/snip]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bab_edh-Dhra


12 posted on 09/29/2015 1:09:14 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (What do we want? REGIME CHANGE! When do we want it? NOW)
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To: wbarmy

There’s a Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR) which still exists. It’s on a bimonthly publishing schedule last I knew.


13 posted on 09/29/2015 1:11:56 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (What do we want? REGIME CHANGE! When do we want it? NOW)
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To: Liberty Valance

She hasn’t aged well.


14 posted on 09/29/2015 1:14:50 AM PDT by Eagles6 ( Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where? If not us then who?)
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To: Kirkwood
I can hear the argueing in the publisher's office ...

Those damned Christians want more Biblical references in our books and the Supreme Court has forced us to include them

Well chief, why not put 'em IN, with reference points

Waddaya' mean, Ralph?

Well ... like, you know ... Sodom and Gamorrah were destroyed because of climate change .... and Jericho's wall fell because of an earthquake caused by man made global warming ..

Heyyyy ... yeah ... and how about, the parting of the Red Sea was BECAUSE the warming happened so quickly ...

Hmmmmm ... might be a little tough on that one ..

OK ... I'll work on it

15 posted on 09/29/2015 1:21:31 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Climate change....LOL!


16 posted on 09/29/2015 1:52:28 AM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '16)
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To: Crim

:’)


17 posted on 09/29/2015 1:55:42 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (What do we want? REGIME CHANGE! When do we want it? NOW)
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To: SunkenCiv
"the city’s Bronze Age heyday seems to have nevertheless come to a sudden, inexplicable end toward the end of the Middle Bronze Age"

The occupants forgot how to reproduce.
18 posted on 09/29/2015 2:14:46 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Cronos
Genesis 4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: 5 and they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.

Apparently the city ran out of righteous men, aside from Lot and his family, that up to then had spared it from destruction as per Abraham's previous pleadings to God.

19 posted on 09/29/2015 2:18:50 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: SunkenCiv

Some notes on the ESV Bible translation link to sources that say the smoke from Sodom was still coming out of the earth 2000 years after it was destroyed.


20 posted on 09/29/2015 3:09:54 AM PDT by jimbug
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