Let us examine the facts of the case and see for ourselves. Snakes and scorpions are the only creatures that find comfort in this forsaken place. The second area is a great and thriving metropolis.There are two places in the desert area near the Dead Sea that could not be more radically different from each other. All that is found there are craggy hills, land strewn with crumbled rock, coarse sand, and intense heat: daytime temperatures rise to 130 degrees Fahrenheit. The waters of the nearby great lake are not potable: No fish live in its inhospitable waters. Grain grows in abundance and precious raw materials are easily accessed.The 20th-century German Bible critic, Theodor Noldeke asserted that "The whole story of Sodom and Gomorrah is unhistorical and comparatively late in origin." J.
From an evolutionary perspective, most people today believe that ancient man originally communicated with grunts, and then over time went from making “primitive” items (e.g., stone tools) to working with bronze and iron.Scholars (despite some of their own “press reports”) are not completely objective machines. Another curiosity relates to an extraordinary pottery sherd (or fragment), found within the ash “destruction” layer, which features a striking and unusual glazed appearance (see video below). The entirety of Tall el-Hammam’s MB2 footprint is covered in heavy ash (from .5m-1m thick), ash filled destruction debris, and other conflagratory indicators that will be published in appropriate venues. It must follow the travel route of Lot” (who went to the other side of the Jordan, eastward, away from Jericho.)’”“To start with, the Tall el-Hammam site has twenty-five geographical indicators that align with the description in Genesis. skeletal remains were found throughout the area, following the same patterns.”, offers readers another helpful overview of these matters, in the course of his review of Dr.They have strong opinions and vigorously react to criticisms: especially those thought to be unjust and unfair. Pottery glazing has not been found on pottery until more than 1,000 years later than the date of the sherd. “All I want to say ‘on camera’ is, they appear to have been wiped out in a ‘heat event’.” Dr. After greatly emphasizing the need for as objective and scientific as possible analysis, and his desire for triple-blind studies by three or more parties, he was willing to comment further on the “heat event” (and all students of the Bible know where that might potentially lead): On our terminal MB2 event, what I can say is that multiple lines of evidence continue to confirm that not only massive Tall el-Hammam, but also its many satellite towns and villages on the eastern Kikkar, suffered some sort of fiery, civilization-ending cataclysm toward the end of the Middle Bronze Age, with the selfsame, well-watered-in-abundance area remaining devoid of settlements for the next 600 years or so . Compare this with something well known—like Jerusalem—that has only sixteen. So this site has a greater number of indicators than any other Old Testament site. Collins’ book, Discovering the City of Sodom(co-author Latayne C.Prior to the last ten years or so, the leading archaeological theory (for those who believe that these cities existed) placed the location of Sodom and Gomorrah on the south end of the Dead Sea, on the eastern shore; although there were several prominent archaeological advocates for a northeastern shore location as far back as the 19The “buzz” and fun discussion currently taking place is largely the result of the Tall el-Hammam excavations in Jordan, led (beginning in 2006) by archaeologist Dr.Steven Collins, Dean and Professor at Trinity Southwest University.