THE ULTIMATE SODOM

Have Archaeologists found the Real Ruins?

"Sodom's Ruins Found!"

All this time people have been looking in the wrong area for the wrong type of ruins!

 

 

   

 

      Genesis 12:10 "And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land."

    11 "And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon."

     13 "Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee."

     15 "And the princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh; and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house."

     16 "And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels."

    17 "And the Lord plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues of Sarai Abram's wife."

    18 "And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?"

     19"Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I might have taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way."

     20 "And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had."

     Genesis 13:2 "And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold."

    The Bible story of Joseph, and of Moses, are both quite likely a compilation of details from the lives of several other real historical persons, from which various Bible authors have constructed mythical heroes and prophets much larger than life -- but Abram - Abraham was indeed one historical person, whose identity is changed to a Hebrew shepherd, although he was, in real life, a Sumerian general, in command of an army. 

     His "riches" were not his own, but belonged to the Elohim or Anunaki.  Who came calling on him to discuss their plans with him because he was really their general, and very much a part of their plans.  In Genesis chapter 14, a major military exploit of "General" Abraham, whose Sumerian name was IB-RU-UM, is given in enough detail that scholars have been able to identify him from parallel contemporary records dug up by archaeologists in the Middle East.

Abraham and the 3 angels (Elohim) who came calling on him at his tent near Hebron

    Genesis 18:1 "And the Lord appeared unto  him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;--"

    2 "And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground."

    3 "And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:--"

    4 "Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:---"

(Later, when the men (who were angels) had dined)

   16 "And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way."

    22 "And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the Lord."

 

 

       

Sumerian Mural -- Abraham, as IB-RU-UM was a Sumerian, not a Hebrew.

  • The site at Tall el-Hamaam, Jordan, dates back between 3500 and 1540 BC
  • Experts claim its location and size matches Biblical descriptions of Sodom
  • Sodom is said to have been destroyed by God for being full of sin
  • Evidence suggests Tall el-Hammam was similarly suddenly abandoned before being rebuilt 700 years later 

By Victoria Woollaston and Sarah Griffiths for MailOnline

Published: 14:00 EST, 13 October 2015 | Updated: 14:30 EST, 13 October 2015

Experts investigating the region of Tall el-Hammam in Jordan believe the remains of a 'monstrous' Bronze Age city match the Biblical description of the city destroyed by God.

Not only would the site have been the largest city in the region, as described in the Bible, it is situated to the east of the River Jordan, dates back to between 3500 and 1540 BC and is thought to have been suddenly abandoned.

    Ancient walls up to 10m high and gates have been uncovered at Tall el-Hammam in Jordan, where some researchers believe the remains of a 'monstrous' Bronze Age city match the Biblical description of Sodom, the city destroyed by God.

SODOM & GOMORRAH 

      The destruction of Sodom, along with Gomorrah was recorded in numerous parts of the Bible, including Genesis and the New Testament, as well as in the Qur'an.
      The Old Testament story describes how God destroyed the 'wicked sinners' of Sodom with fire and brimstone but allowed Lot, the city's one good man, to flee with his family. 

Both cities have been used as metaphors for vice and homosexuality. 

The majority of references made about Sodom and Gomorah appear in the Book of Genesis. 

      The two locations were kingdoms situated on the Jordan River plain, just north of where the Dead Sea is now located, and are described in the bible as being plush, green and well-watered. 

      In particular, Sodom is one of the largest cities east of the Jordan referred to throughout the Book of Genesis and the New Testament. 

     It is described as being situated on a common trade route, and due to its size, it was said to have been heavily fortified with towers and tall, thick walls.

     In the Bible, Sodom was said to have been destroyed by God after his angels failed to find righteous men within its walls.

      By comparison, the site, at Tall el-Hamaam, dates back to between 3500 and 1540 BC.

      It is said to be the largest city that would have existed in the region - between five and 10 times larger than other cities in the area - making it an obvious choice for the site.

      Steven Collins from Trinity Southwestern University in New Mexico, who has led the project, told Popular Archaeology it was a 'monstrous' city compared to others in the area from the same period.

      The team believes the city they have discovered must be Sodom because evidence suggests it thrives on the banks of the river Jordan (location marked) and was an important trade route, as described in the Bible.

      Little was known about the Bronze Age in the south of the Jordan River Valley, before excavations began in 2005, but the huge city points to a sophisticated society. 

      His team claim to have found evidence of a city that was expanded and given defences of thick walls and ramparts, including a 5.2-metre thick mudbrick wall of 10 metres high.

      The city was continuously expanded and fortified, with evidence for thick walls and ramparts, including one wall that was a 17ft (5.2-metre) thick and 32ft (10 metres) high. 

      This wall featured gates, watchtowers and at least one roadway.

      During the middle Bronze Age, this wall was replaced by a huge, 23ft-wide (7 metre) rampart with a flat top that doubled as a ring road around the city. 

 
      Sodom is one of the largest cities east of the Jordan referred to throughout the Book of Genesis and the New Testament.

       The team believes the city they have discovered must be Sodom because evidence suggests it thrives on the banks of the river Jordan and was an important trade route, as described in the Bible.

       Further evidence to support the claims is that Tall el-Hamaam was suddenly deserted at some point time towards the end of the middle Bronze Age. 

      'What we've got on our hands is an important city-state, major city-state that was, for all practical purposes, unknown to scholars before we started our project,' said Collins.

        Some of the pottery fragments recovered from the site in February, where the dig was hampered by high winds.

Researchers also found pestles around the area believed to have been used for cooking

      'Tall el-Hammam matches the description of the area where Sodom was located according to the Bible' as the largest city of the fertile east Kikkar area.

       'So, I came to the conclusion that if one wanted to find Sodom, one should seek the largest city that existed in this area during the Bronze Age, in the time of Abraham. 

       'When we explored the region, Tall el-Hammam was an obvious choice, as it was five to 10 times larger than the other Bronze Age cities throughout the region, even those found beyond Jordan.'

       Mr. Collins said: 'We know very little about the Bronze Age in the south of the Jordan River Valley.

Most archaeological maps of the area were blank.  

      Steven Collins from Trinity Southwestern University in New Mexico, who has led the project , standing inside one of the large walls found at the site.

       His team claim to have found evidence of a city that was expanded and given defences of thick walls and ramparts, including a 5.2-metre thick mudbrick wall of 10 metres high.

      'It became an uninhabited wasteland for over 700 years but then, after those seven centuries, it started to flourish again as indicated by the huge iron gate that leads into the city.'

      This has been suggested because the researchers have found few artifacts from the late phase of the period in comparison to other settlements in the region. 

THE JUDGMENT OF SODOM

       In Genesis 18, three angels appearing as men are said to have gone to Abraham in the plains of Mamre. 

        After these angels received the hospitality of Abraham and his wife, Sarah, God told Abraham he would destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, because their 'sin is very grievous'.

        The angels were then sent to Sodom to find the righteous men and were met by Abraham's nephew Lot. 

         Men of the city later surrounded Lot's house and said: 'Where [are] the men which came in to thee this night? Bring them out unto us, that we may know them.'

       Lot refused and, instead, offered them his two virgin daughters which had 'not known man'. 

       The men refused and the angels warned  Lot that the city would be destroyed, advising his family to leave. 

       God is then said to have destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah with 'brimstone and fire'.

       Archaeologists involved in the project believe this evidence, when taken with the city's prime location, makes it the best candidate for Sodom. A painting of the Biblical city is pictured.   The Old Testament story describes how God destroyed the 'wicked sinners' of Sodom with fire and brimstone but allowed Lot, the city's one good man, to flee with his family. 

      Both cities have been used as metaphors for vice and homosexuality. 

      Dr. Collins set his sights on finding the largest city that existed in Kikkar during the Bronze Age and he said Tall el-Hammam was the obvious choice, being significantly larger than other cities from the time of Abraham in the area. 

      Even if the location is not Sodom, the researchers said the discovery is still important because it has shed light on a vast lower and upper city. 

      The area remained deserted for around 700 years, after which the city was repopulated, evidenced by artifacts and remains of an Iron Age settlement.

      The rampart system would have required millions of bricks and hundreds of workers, showing a demonstration or organization and technology.

      Evidence also suggests the ruined city had gates, towers, a main road and squares.

      Dr Collins said the city was abandoned at the end of the Bronze Age, perhaps following an earthquake, but other experts have suggested an asteroid may have been to blame.

      The lack of inhabitants is suggested by the presence of hardly any artifacts from the Late Bronze Age.

      'It became an uninhabited wasteland for over 700 years but then, after those seven centuries, it started to flourish again as indicated by the huge iron gate that leads into the city,' he said.

      The city was rebuilt in the Iron Age, between 1,000 and 332BC, including a lavish gateway, city wall, and houses which may have made up a cultic centre.

 THE CLAY TABLET ACCOUNT OF THE DESTRUCTION OF SODOM 

 

      In 2008, a mysterious circular clay tablet was identified as a witness's account of an asteroid that destroyed the Biblical cities of Sodom and Gomorrah 5,000 years ago.

It is worth noting that some experts believe an earthquake was to blame.

    Two rocket scientists - Alan Bond and Mark Hempsell who spent eight years trying to solve the mystery - believe that the tablet's symbols give a detailed account of how a mile-long asteroid hit the region, causing thousands of deaths and devastating more than 386,000 square miles (one million km).

      In 2008, a mysterious circular clay tablet (pictured) was identified as a witness's account of an asteroid that destroyed the Biblical cities of Sodom and Gomorrah 5,000 years ago

     The impact, equivalent to more than 1,000 tons of TNT exploding, would have created one of the world's biggest-ever landslides.

     The clay tablet, called the Planisphere, was discovered by the Victorian archaeologist Henry Layard in the remains of the library of the Royal Palace at Nineveh.

     The duo used computers to recreate the night sky thousands of years ago and pinpointed the sighting described on the tablet - a 700BC copy of notes of the night sky as seen by a Sumerian astrologer in one of the world's earliest-known civilisations - to shortly before dawn on June 29 in the year 3,123 BC.

    Half the tablet records planet positions and clouds, while the other half describes the movement of an object looking like a 'stone bowl' travelling quickly across the sky, they said.

  Question: Why didn't we find the evidence that has been there 3000 years?

 
   We have always blithely assumed that the Dead Sea somehow or other obliterated all the lush farmland the Bible describes Lot as allowing his flocks and herds to graze on.

    The Bible doesn't say that at all.  The grazing land has been there all along in the tel-hamamm area, except for a short while after the asteroid burned off all the trees and other vegetation.   After it grew back the city was rebuilt!

Answer: We were looking at the wrong place!

We were not even close!

 

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