Skip to comments.Archaeologist Believes Remains of Sodomís Fiery Destruction Have Been Found
Posted on 10/07/2015 4:56:32 PM PDT by Jan_Sobieski
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. An experienced archaeologist who has spent a decade searching for the ancient ruins of Sodom is now confident that his team has located the ill-fated biblical city and evidence of its sudden destruction. Dr. Steven Collins is a distinguished professor of Archaeology at Trinity Southwest University in Albuquerque and is also dean of the schools College of Archaeology & Biblical History. In addition to writing dozens of scholarly books and journal articles, Collins frequently visits the Middle East, where he participates in ongoing archaeological research.
Since 2005, Collins has led excavations in the southern Jordan Valley in an attempt to find Sodomthe ancient city that was destroyed by God because of its sinful inhabitants, according to Genesis 19. Collins says he began his research by analyzing the Biblical text regarding the location of Sodom. His investigation led him to conclude that one site in particular fit well within the biblical criteria. The site is named Tall el-Hammam, and it located in the southern Jordan River Valley, nine miles northeast of the Dead Sea.
Tall el-Hammam seemed to match every Sodom criterion demanded by the text, he said, according to a 2013 report in Popular Archaeology. Theorizing, on the basis of the Sodom texts, that Sodom was the largest of the Kikkar (the Jordan Disk, or well-watered plain in the biblical text) cities east of the Jordan, I concluded that if one wanted to find Sodom, then one should look for the largest city on the eastern Kikkar that existed during the Middle Bronze Age, the time of Abraham and Lot..."
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Psalm 9:16 The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah. 17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.
Lord I BELIEVE, make STRONG my belief!
Did God Nuke Sodom? How He did it would be interesting...to put some analysis of the soil for odd isotopes.
Forty years it was said it was at the South end of the Dead Sea at a place called “the place of burned ground”. Then it was said it was under the waters of the Dead Sea.
Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboim and Bela (Zoar).
Only Zoar was spared for LOT to seek refuge there, but the people were so hostile he left.
“I can safely say that judgment is coming to the United States of America.”
Romans says homosexuality IS the judgement on a nation. With more to come.
It gives the Blue State/RAT-cities something to look forward to.
I have always wondered about Zoar. Were they violent? Or were they similar to Sodom? You may be right because I am sure they were not too fond of the Sodomites taking their children...
These fools are beyond belief.
The ruins of Sodom have been filmed so many times that its a fad.
Pieces of sulfur from Sodom have been hot sellers in Israel for ten years or more.
There are only 130,000 -150,000 adoptions, total, annually in the USA. That in itself makes it impossible that there are "hundreds of thousands of children given to sodomites each year," even if all the heterosexual mom-and-dad adoptive parents were in fact sodomites.
As reported in the U.S. Census, in 2012, 110,000 children, total, were living with gay parents. Of these, an estimated 65,500 children were living with their natural parent (genetic father or mother) and a gay "spouse" who had also adopted the child. In other words, one natural parent and one adoptive parent.
Gay and lesbian parents are raising four percent of all adopted children in the United States. So, based on, say, 150,000 total annual adoptions, that would be 6,000 LGBT adoptions per year. Not "hundreds of thousands."
Different agencies would have different reporting methods or different definitions, and thus end up with somewhat different totals, but none of them vary much from what I just quoted. Here's where I went to get the info: # of children adopted
I do not in any way approve of LGBT couples adopting children. I am convinced that it violates the child's natural right to be raised by his father and mother. I just wish to point out that it does your argument no good to use absurdly inflated statistics.
Makes sense to me.
Considering that the whole place is covered with chunks of sulfur, one just might think it was some kind of volcanic event. There is no radiation present in the region.
Last time I spoke with Dr. Collins he said the jury was still out on a nuclear type explosion...
At the rate we’re going, we’re next.