Archeologist Dr. Steven Collins and the Discovery of the Biblical Site of “Sodom and Gomorrah”

The destruction of the biblical sister towns of Sodom and Gomorrah is one of the most well-known and controversial stories in the Bible’s Old Testament. God’s reasons for obliterating this thriving metropolis have had incredible consequences for us today and hence the subject of intense debate. But for centuries, many secular, and some Christian scientists, believed Sodom was just a mythical town meant to support an allegorical telling of God’s wrath against sin. But in 2001 archeologists began researching a site around the Dead Sea that matched the Bible’s geographical description of where Sodom was located. A few years later a dig began, and a few years after that, archeologists confirmed that a city matching the description of Sodom had been located. But more interestingly still, recently they found evidence of it being destroyed by a cataclysmic event, like an asteroid burst similar to the one, but larger, than the one of Tunguska, Russia in 1908. On this episode of Lighthouse Faith podcast, chief archeologist of the site, Dr. Steven Collins, explains how they know this recently unearthed site has all the markings of one of the most notorious stories in the Bible.
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