American Archaeologist Says That He Found The Biblical City Of Sodom In Jordan

An ancient city that matches the description of the biblical city of Sodom has been found in Jordan according to multiple media reports.

Dr. Steve Collins of Trinity Southwest University announced the discovery after wrapping up the tenth semester of excavation of a site he deduced must be where the legendary city was located after intensive study of biblical texts.

Even if it turns out to not be Sodom, the newly discovered city, known as the Tall el-Hammam site was very large and powerful for the time.

“Tall el-Hammam seemed to match every Sodom criterion demanded by the [Bible],” Collins told Popular Archaeology. “When we explored the area, the choice of Tall el-Hammam as the site of Sodom was virtually a no-brainer since it was at least five to ten times larger than all the other Bronze Age sites in the entire region, even beyond the Kikkar of the Jordan.”

According to Collins, the discovered city has a large wall and a gateway area that dates back to the Bronze Age. There is also a smaller nearby site dating back to the same time that Collins speculates could be Gomorrah.

If the city turns out to be Sodom, this could be proof for Bible believers of the religious text’s veracity.

Watch: A short film from 2009 detailing Collins’ work

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