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That Feeling When Scientists Say Sodom and Gomorrha Were Destroyed by Fire From the Sky

Steve Skojec

Steve Skojec

December 13, 2018

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One of most uniquely ridiculous things about living in our staunchly atheistic world is just how much dark-age dogmatism is at heart of popular anti-Christian tropes.

From the anti-science “it’s not a child it’s a clump of cells” to the resolute refusal to recognize that sex is binary at the genetic level, politically correct culture all-too-often seems dead set on not hearing anything that counters the narrative — the facts be damned.

Which is why I found it so fascinating — and not a little amusing — to read that researchers have discovered evidence that Sodom and Gomorrah was actually wiped off the face of the earth by a meteor strike so intense that the heat from it actually turned clay pottery into glass:

According to the theory, the meteor exploded at low altitude with the force of a ten megaton atomic bomb at an altitude of about one kilometer over the northeast corner of the Dead Sea, and obliterated all of civilization in the 25-kilometer-wide circular plain that constitutes the “Middle Ghor.”

The researchers presented preliminary findings on the subject at this year’s annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research in November, and have been developing the theory since at least 2015. They state that the evidence from radiocarbon dating indicates that a group of civilizations flourished in the area for over two millennia, until approximately 1700 BC, when the mud-brick walls of the buildings in the region simultaneously disappeared and only the stone foundations remained.

At the same time, the pottery in the settlements was heated into glass in the space of milliseconds, according to the results of an analysis of the Zircon crystals formed in the process, indicating that they were briefly exposed to temperatures of approximately 4000 to 12000 degrees Celsius, comparable to the temperature of the surface of the sun.

The explosion rained down platinum as well as molten lava on the region, according to two of the archeologists, and this further confirms that a meteor was the source, given that platinum is found in higher concentrations in meteors than on earth.

Approximately 40,000 to 60,000 people living in the region were killed, and a 500-square kilometer area was rendered uninhabitable for 600 to 700 years, the researchers estimate. They believe that the area was stripped of its topsoil, and that salts from the nearby Dead Sea were spread over the land, destroying its fertility.

The settlements that were annihilated in the event include the principal excavation site, “Tall el-Hammam,” which the archeologists believe is the city of Sodom, whose destruction is recounted in the Book of Genesis, chapter 19. The approximate date of the annihilation also matches the time period corresponding to the event in Genesis, according to archeologists.

It’ll be interesting to see how fast the excuses come to explain this one away.

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  1. hellenback7 says:

    I am always moved when I read about modern science confirming the The Bible.
    To me it seems that God’s Mercy is making it near impossible for anyone (with any sense left) to outright deny Scripture as a source of knowledge as opposed to a book of stories (as the modern narrative proposes…
    For those who have ears to hear and/or eyes to see, it appears that mankind is getting both a reminder and a replay of the fact that Divine Chastisement is not out of the question…. speaking scientifically!

    The Lord is patient with wayward, ungrateful mankind.

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