Scientists confirm violent conflagration, extreme heat at site Tall el-Hammam

WND StaffBy WND Staff

Evidence suggests ‘atomic bomb’ destroyed biblical Sodom (

View of Tall el-Hammam, which archaeologists say may be the biblical city of Sodom. (Image courtesy Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project)

The biblical account of the city of Sodom is not as well known as some other accounts, and certainly provides evidence for the belief that the Bible documents violence in that day.

It’s when the city was “destroyed by fire from heaven” during the time of Abraham.

Located in the plain of Jordan, it was destroyed for “the sin of sodomy,” an online report confirms.

It was that city that, condemned for destruction by God, would be spared, God promised Abraham, if 10 righteous people could be found. However, the fiery bombardment ended life there.

Now a report from Relevant Magazine reveals that experts have found “compelling evidence” that Sodom was destroyed by an “atomic bomb.”

It is John Bergsma, a professor of theology at Franciscan University in Ohio, that said evidence now links the ruins of Tall el-Hammam in the Jordan Valley to the story of Sodom’s destruction.

The event “may have been caused by an asteroid impact,” the report explains.

Tall el-Hammam reportedly was a thriving city 3,600 years ago that suddenly vanished.

Scientists have found no signs of a military siege, leaving the door open for the answer to be a “cataclysmic event,” the report said.

“One of the key revelations that piqued Bergsma’s interest was the discovery of extreme heating on skeletal remains and pottery fragments at the site. This heat damage could potentially be attributed to an asteroid impact, similar to what is described in Genesis 19 when God ‘rained down burning sulfur’ on Sodom and Gomorrah, completely annihilating them,” Relevant reported.


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