Smoke on the Horizon

Posted: May 6, 2009 in Archaeology

Given all the talk about gay marriage in our time, my thoughts wander naturally to the subject of Sodom & Gomorrah.  The main question I’m curious about is where are they?  What is their location?  I agree with those archaeologists who believe the cities of the plain were located north of the Dead Sea, not south, as some other archaeologists have suggested.  While I’m not convinced that Tall el-Hammam is Sodom, I think the advocates of the northern theory are on the right track.  See,

I should add that for us (the New Courville theory), Abraham lived in Early Bronze Age 3 (around the time of the 4th dynasty of Egypt), so we would expect the correct cities to show a conflagration level during the EBA 3 horizon.  The southern theory has cities that are near the right time, but they are at the wrong location.



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