Steven Collins, a renowned archaeologist and Dean of the College of Archaeology at Trinity Southwest University, claims that he has found the biblical city of Sodom in Jordan, and has solid evidence to prove that the city was destroyed by fire. In a recent episode of “The Rosenberg Report” with Joel C. Rosenberg, Collins shared how he and his team discovered the ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrah in Jordan, using scriptures as clues to pinpoint their locations. Collins began his exploration in 2001 by concentrating his search on the Jordan River Valley and utilized clues from the Bible, particularly a reference mentioned in Genesis 13:10.
CBN News reports:
A famed archaeologist believes he has found the biblical city of Sodom in modern-day Jordan and says there is evidence that proves the city was wiped out by fire.
Steven Collins, Dean of the College of Archaeology at Trinity Southwest University, told Joel. C Rosenberg in a new episode of “The Rosenberg Report” how he and his team uncovered the Biblical cities of Sodom and Gomorrah in Jordan.
He says he used the scriptures as clues to find the location.
“There’s so much specific information about the location of these cities that you would practically have to be blind and illiterate not to be able to find the location of Sodom because there are at least 25 known pieces of geography that you can triangulate between to take you to the city of Sodom. It’s not difficult,” he explained.
He told Rosenberg that many archeologists assumed the cities were located near the Dead Sea because of William Albright, an archaeologist who set out to discover the cities in 1924.
Albright believed the rising sea waters covered its location, but nothing was discovered on the sea floor.
In 2001, Collins launched his exploration using a different approach.
“Here’s the problem with Albright’s location of Sodom. He never, ever provides an exegesis of Genesis Chapter 13, which is the verbal map to get to the city of Sodom.…He just basically shot off the top of his head,” said Collins.
Collins focused his search on the Jordan River Valley.
From there he used clues from the Bible, including a reference made in Genesis 13:10.
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