Archeologists claim new location for Sodom and Gomorrah in Jordan

An international excavation team of archeologists led by Dr. Steven Collins, an expert on Biblical archeology from US Trinity Southwestern University, have claimed finding new evidence proving that the Biblical sites of Sodom and Gomorrah – two cities cited in Bible as “destroyed by God for their sins”- were located in Jordan’s Tall al-Hammam in north of the Dead Sea, rather than attributed location in the south of the Dead Sea.

One of the archeologists in the excavation team said, “One of the interesting things about Tall al-Hammam is what we called a MB gap, that is the period of time between the Middle Bronze Age and Iron Age, because in normal locations like this, you have occupations one right on top of the other, but here, something very unique, something very significant took place in the Middle Bronze Age.

The city was destroyed by an event that was so dramatic that it scared everybody away for seven hundred years. Here, in this square, there’s the perfect example. You have Iron Age foundations that are built right into a Middle Bronze Age rampart.”

Many people located Sodom and Gomorrah towards the south of the Dead Sea but the reason that they choose the north of the Dead Sea is that historically, most ancient people–even scholars of the 19th century chose the northern Dead Sea for Sodom because the Biblical text is very clear about the location.

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  1. I think Ross Patterson and Steven Collins should have a debate. Ross claims Souther location for Sodom, Steven claims North location. But I tend to agree more with Ross because if the utter destruction he found, with chemicals indicating intense heat, where as Steven still finds intact buildings and even clothing items!! Not likely if the place was burnt down with fire and sulphur.
    We expect to find residue of burning with sulphur and intense heat with total destruction. This is found in the southern sites but is absent in the northern sites.

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