Meteor destroyed ancient city, likely inspired Bible tale of Sodom, study finds - The Times of Israel
Sep 25, 2021 1 min, 51 secs
An ancient civilization in the Dead Sea area was wiped out by an apparent “airburst” meteor explosion with the force of a nuclear weapon that destroyed cities and salted the earth some 3,600 years ago, leaving it uninhabitable for centuries, scientists said in a study published this week, and postulated it could have inspired the biblical account of the destruction of Sodom.

The findings from the years-long study by a multi-disciplinary team of scientists at Jordan’s Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project were published on Monday in Nature Scientific Reports, an online peer-reviewed journal.

It also possibly offers a source to the biblical account of the destruction of the city of Sodom that was described in Genesis 19:24–25: “Then the Lord rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah — from the Lord out of the heavens.

The study notes that there is ongoing debate as to whether Tall el-Hammam could be the biblical city of Sodom, saying that question is “beyond the scope of this investigation.”.

The spike in salinity in the area provides a further link to the biblical account of Sodom.

Steven Collins, the Tall el-Hammam site is a strong candidate for the biblical city of Sodom due to a multitude of factors.

However, other scholars — particularly Christian bible authorities — have disputed identifying Tall el-Hammam and its destruction as the site and inspiration for the story of Sodom, citing both its location and dating as problematic in fitting into the biblical narrative.

“In my opinion, this is an example of evidence being marshaled to support the identification of the site as Sodom, as opposed to letting the site speak for itself,” archaeologist Robert Mullins, Chair of the Department of Biblical Studies at Azusa Pacific University, told Christianity Today after the study was published.

The conclusions on the meteor airburst were reached by a team of 21 scientists from the University of California, Santa Barbara, New Mexico Tech, Northern Arizona University, NC State University, Elizabeth City (NC) State University, University of South Carolina, East Carolina University, DePaul University, Trinity Southwest University, University of Oregon, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Charles University in Prague, the Comet Research Group, the US Navy, and Los Alamos National Laboratories, who examined samples from 15 seasons of Tall el-Hammam excavations.

1. Chicago Bulls player DeMar DeRozan buys $4.5M Chicago mansion from Michael Jordan's ex-wife - Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2021 # politics 19 secs
2. Bomb Cyclone and ‘Atmospheric River’ Pummel California With Rain and Wind - The New York Times
Oct 24, 2021 # politics 1 min, 17 secs
3. Who Killed Colin Powell? - Slate
Oct 22, 2021 # politics 1 min, 37 secs
4. Revolutionary cancer treatment wakes up immune system to destroy tumors - Study Finds
Oct 20, 2021 # science 57 secs
5. SpaceX fixes Crew Dragon toilet before this weekend's launch - CNN
Oct 26, 2021 # politics 44 secs
6. If you ever wanted to help find new planets, now’s your chance - Ars Technica
Oct 22, 2021 # science 1 min, 4 secs
7. The House has voted to hold Steve Bannon in contempt. Here's what happens next. - CBS News
Oct 22, 2021 # politics 1 min, 13 secs
8. Sharpest ever images of living bacteria reveal unexpected membrane structure - CNET
Oct 26, 2021 # health 51 secs
9. Xbox Reportedly Developing a Wu-Tang Clan Themed RPG - IGN - IGN
Oct 25, 2021 # technology 37 secs
10. What’s Going On With the New Aspirin Recommendations? - Slate
Oct 21, 2021 # health 1 min, 23 secs
11. Fossil Treasure Trove Shows Complex Social Herd Behavior in Dinosaurs 193 Million Years Ago - SciTechDaily
Oct 22, 2021 # politics 3 mins, 13 secs
12. ACLU sues Oklahoma over law prohibiting critical race theory topics from being taught in schools - CNN
Oct 20, 2021 # politics 43 secs
13. PS5, Xbox Series X & Switch OLED Restock Shortages Continue As Retailers Save Stock for Black Friday 2021 - Gaming INTEL
Oct 23, 2021 # technology 27 secs
14. Vin Diesel Walked Paul Walker’s Daughter Down the Aisle - Vulture
Oct 24, 2021 # entertainment 14 secs
15. In-N-Out defies San Francisco vaccine mandate: 'We refuse to become the vaccination police' - MarketWatch
Oct 20, 2021 # politics 31 secs
16. Pig Kidney Works In Human Patient In 'Potential Miracle' - NDTV
Oct 21, 2021 # politics 55 secs

SUBSCRIBE

Get monthly updates and free resources.

CONNECT WITH US

© Copyright 2021 365NEWSX - All RIGHTS RESERVED