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Evidence of Sodom? Meteor blast cause of biblical destruction, say scientists
Times of Israel ^ | 11/22/2018 | Amanda Borschel-Dam

Posted on 11/22/2018 9:25:06 AM PST by Olog-hai

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 3,700 years ago.

According to analyzed archaeological evidence, the disaster of biblical proportions can be explained by a massive explosion, similar to one recorded over 100 years ago in Russia. […]

As reported in Science News, at the recently concluded Denver-based ASOR Annual Meeting, director of scientific analysis at Jordan’s Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project Phillip J. Silvia presented a paper, “The 3.7kaBP Middle Ghor Event: Catastrophic Termination of a Bronze Age Civilization” during a session on Environmental Archaeology of the Ancient Near East.

According to the paper’s abstract, the scientists discovered evidence of a “high-heat” explosive event north of the Dead Sea that instantaneously “devastated approximately 500 km².”

The explosion would have wiped out all civilization in the affected area, including Middle Bronze Age cities and towns.

Silvia told Science News that the blast would have instantly killed the estimated 40,000 to 65,000 people who inhabited Middle Ghor, a 25-kilometer-wide circular plain in Jordan. …

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


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1 posted on 11/22/2018 9:25:06 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

So God used a meteor. Super efficient.


2 posted on 11/22/2018 9:26:43 AM PST by madison10
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To: Olog-hai

I bet it came from Uranus. Or possibly from some Black Hole.


3 posted on 11/22/2018 9:35:59 AM PST by UnstableGenius
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To: madison10; Olog-hai

Doesn’t look like a meteor to me... the city walls are still standing? Also tests on the brimstone or sulphur balls found there... very unusual chemical analysis.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBSIs2bHi5g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RH5L880HIg&list=PLfpRySqe-6ffeMnpZIbfWV0A4lQBFm_ba


4 posted on 11/22/2018 9:37:24 AM PST by Sontagged (TY Lord Jesus for being the Way, the Truth & the Life. Have mercy on those trapped in the Snake Pit!)
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To: Sontagged

Well, you know how the new “science” goes: concoct a predetermined conclusion and then try and mutilate all of the evidence to fit.


5 posted on 11/22/2018 9:39:00 AM PST by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: Olog-hai
Genesis 19:24 Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven;

So they found some brimstone residue?

6 posted on 11/22/2018 9:40:38 AM PST by hecticskeptic
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To: madison10
The balls of sulfer found within the ash of Soddom today are nearly pure, and not found like that anywhere else on earth.

Other “archaeological” digs in and around Jordan that lay claim to being the damned cities have absolutely no ash or sulfur. It was John Wyatt that seems to be the first that pointed out what was in plain sight for thousands of years...

http://wyattmuseum.com/discovering/sodom-gomorrah

7 posted on 11/22/2018 9:42:59 AM PST by Dogbert41 (When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe. -Luke 11:21)
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To: madison10

Right? Probably didn’t even have to keep up off the couch...


8 posted on 11/22/2018 9:44:07 AM PST by jmacusa (Made it Ma, top of the world!'')
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To: Sontagged

You beat me to it!


9 posted on 11/22/2018 9:46:09 AM PST by Dogbert41 (When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe. -Luke 11:21)
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To: Dogbert41

Meant to post this... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1dT85P4918

The Physical Ashen Remains of Sodom & Gomorrah | DESTROYED BY FIRE & BRIMSTONE

Reminds me of Pompeii... people were killed by the chemical “attack’ if that’s what you want to call the volcanic gasses.


10 posted on 11/22/2018 9:46:28 AM PST by Sontagged (TY Lord Jesus for being the Way, the Truth & the Life. Have mercy on those trapped in the Snake Pit!)
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To: Olog-hai

Students aren’t taught chemistry anymore, I’m sure that’s how the Elite MSM deceive the masses on things like this. I’m old enough that I remember trying to memorize periodic charts...

The Physical Ashen Remains:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1dT85P4918

DESTROYED BY FIRE & BRIMSTONE


11 posted on 11/22/2018 9:50:25 AM PST by Sontagged (TY Lord Jesus for being the Way, the Truth & the Life. Have mercy on those trapped in the Snake Pit!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping

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12 posted on 11/22/2018 9:52:17 AM PST by Lurker (President Trump isn't our last chance. President Trump is THEIR last chance.)
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To: Olog-hai

And God spaketh...”Shove THIS where the sun don’t shine!”.


13 posted on 11/22/2018 9:53:15 AM PST by moovova
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To: Olog-hai

Regardless of the device used, the lesson remains. God has a point where He won’t put up with wickedness. We are rushing toward that point.


14 posted on 11/22/2018 9:53:29 AM PST by lurk
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To: madison10

I wonder how they would explain Zoar surviving in the midst of all that?


15 posted on 11/22/2018 9:57:31 AM PST by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: lurk

“And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed” (Luke 17:26-30).


16 posted on 11/22/2018 9:58:32 AM PST by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx D)
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To: Olog-hai
Ahhh, but what caused the meteor? Sodomy.
 
17 posted on 11/22/2018 9:58:45 AM PST by Governor Dinwiddie (Happy Thanksgiving!)
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To: Olog-hai

Gen 19:24  Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; 

Two Yehova in on sentence.


18 posted on 11/22/2018 10:05:09 AM PST by the_daug
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To: Olog-hai

[ all human civilization ]

While not commenting on other aspects of the article, it was only the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah.

“All human civilization” is closer to true in the Great Flood when only 8 survived.

That’s directed at the article.


19 posted on 11/22/2018 10:12:54 AM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: the_daug

Yep, that’s the tetragrammaton x 2 there.


20 posted on 11/22/2018 10:14:43 AM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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