Sodom and gomorrah archaeological dating

29-Jan-2017 06:46 by 8 Comments

Sodom and gomorrah archaeological dating

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.

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The proposal that Tall el-Hammam is Sodom fails on at least two counts, and these are helpfully summarized by two experts in their respective subjects.

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.

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