Archeology is an interesting science. People carefully dig through old ruins to find artifacts. Did you know that since 1846 archeology has repeatedly validated the historical accuracy of the Bible?
Recently, Nature Scientific Reports published information confirming the existence and destruction of ancient Sodom. Researchers used the biblical description of Sodom’s location to discover ruins at Tall el-Hammam. As they excavated, they found a five-foot layer of soot with random bits of melted bricks and burned human bones. Also, the pottery bits had a glaze similar to the sand melted by the atomic tests in the New Mexico desert in 1945.
Researchers calculate an explosion causing this destruction produced temperatures of at least 3,500 degrees and a wind of 700 miles per hour. It vaporized the city and all in it. “The Nature article concludes explicitly that what happened in 1700 BC bears inescapable parallels to what the Bible says about Sodom.”*
Here’s what Genesis 19:24-25 says, “Then the LORD rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah–from the LORD out of the heavens. 25 Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, including all those living in the cities–and also the vegetation in the land.”
Archeology again validates the historical accuracy of the Bible! You can trust what it says!
*Eric Metaxas, “Is Archaeology Proving the Bible?” Newsweek, October 4, 2021, https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/is-archaeology-proving-the-bible-opinion/ar-AAP7j9p.
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