Thursday, December 27, 2018

Evidence of Sodom? Meteor blast cause of biblical destruction, say scientists | The Times of Israel

John Martin's 'Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah,' 1852. (public domain, via Wikipedia)

Multi-disciplinary team of scientists uses 3,700-year-old archaeological evidence from Jordan's Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project to understand end to civilization near Dead Sea.


1 comment:

  1. Very interesting.I think they're arguing that it's the origin for the story recounted in Bereshis of S'dom. In other words, there's a historical basis behind the story not necessarily that the story itself is literally true.
    Also, I'm unaware of any commentator that says that the destruction of s'dom was due to a meteoric airburst.
    Also, One should not lose site of the fact that that identification is heavily disputed.See second paragraph.
    I have some material on arguments for the historicity of Yetzias Mitzrayim. Should I send it to you? (I need to find it)