VFTB 1/29/23: The Science of Sodom

A large city that just happens to be where the Bible places Sodom was destroyed by an air burst in the Middle Bronze Age—just when Abraham would have been in Canaan.

Dr. Phillip Silvia is the co-author of a peer-reviewed paper that stirred up a lot of controversy in September of 2021 by describing a cataclysmic event over the north end of the Dead Sea about 3,700 years ago comparable to the Tunguska blast in 1908.

Dr. Silvia is the Director of Scientific Analysis at Tall el-Hammam, an archaeological site in Jordan east of Jericho, about 8 miles northeast of the Dead Sea. He tells us why the evidence on the ground aligns with the Bible’s description of the destruction of Sodom.

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