ANCIENT WIPEOUT Preliminary evidence indicates that a low altitude meteoric explosion about 3 700 years ago destroyed cities, villages and…
A scientific study adapts to the biblical story of the ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrah that are destroyed by fire and sulfur from heaven.
The Genesis book tells about the story of God send two angels to save Lot and his family from a city where men demanded “intimate” to visit men, one of the clearest biblical condemnations of gay sexuality. In answer, God “rained Sodom and Gomorrah sulfur-like fire … from heaven.”
It would be hundreds of years before life returned to the region.
And now scientists
Science News reported archaeologist Phillip Silvia of Trinity Southwest University in Albuquerque has terminated an “overheated blast from the heavens … wrecked cities”
of a disastrous event in that area, even if they do not assign it to God. and farm buildings north of the Dead Sea about 3700 years ago. “
Siliva found” radioactive dating and discerning minerals immediately crystallized at high temperatures indicate a massive air burst caused by a meteor that exploded in the atmosphere and immediately destroyed civilization in a 25-kilometer-wide circular plain called Middle Ghor. “
Science News said the event” also pushed a bubbling salt solution of Dead Sea salts over only fertile farm, Silvia and his colleagues suspect. “
Silvia recently reported the findings at an annual meeting of US schools for Oriental Research.
” Excavations at five major Middle Ghor sites, in current Jordan, indicate that everyone was continuously occupied for at least 2,500 years for a sudden collective collapse towards the end of the Bronze Age. Basic investigations have placed 120 further smaller settlements in the region, which scientists suspect are also exposed to extreme, collapse-inducing heat and wind. An estimated 40,000 to 65,000 people lived Middle Ghor when the cosmic accident struck, Silvia said, said Science News.
Silvia has buried in the area for more than a decade, and radioactive dating suggests that brick walls suddenly disappeared while leaving “just stone foundations”.
“In addition, the outer layers of many ceramic articles from the same period show signs of melting in glass. Zircon crystals in the glassy caps were formed within a second at extremely high temperatures, perhaps as hot as the sun’s surface, said Silvia,” according to the report.
And small pieces of stone were found on ceramic fragments, which suggests the “Rain down”.
Researchers resembled an event in Siberia in 1908, where a apparent meteor exploded in the air and extinguished 2000 square kilometers of forest.
Another event in Chelyabinsk, Russia, 2013 injured some
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz reported at Breaking Israel News that scientists had long believed that the evidence suggested that a meteor beat Sodom and Gomorrah, but there were no sign of a crater.
Then they turned “their eyes heavenly”.
Silvia and his team concluded “the destruction not only of Tall el-Hammam (Sodom), but also its neighbors (Gomorrah and the other cities of the plain) were probably caused by a meteorite ic airburst event.”
“The the scientific explanation clearly reflects the biblical description of the destruction of the evil twin cities in the same area, “he wrote.
SputnikNews noted The Bible says that the ancient cities were “dried by God for the sinful behavior of their people.”
The report says that modern researchers call the events a “major disaster”.
It was thought that the influence also drove saltwater from the Dead Sea on land, devastating soil and the monotony region’s ability to produce crops.