Sodom and Gomorrah

 

Scripture references: Genesis 13:1013, and chapters 14, 18, 19.

 

Bab edh-Dhra excavated 19651967 by Paul Lapp and 19751981 by Thomas Shaub and Walter Rast.

Occupied throughout the Early Bronze Age. Massively destroyed by earthquake and fire at the end of the Early Bronze III period, ca. 2190 B.C. by conventional chronology, 2071 B.C. according to Biblical chronology.

 

 

Numeira excavated 19771981 by Thomas Shaub and Walter Rast.

Occupied for about 100 years at the end of the Early Bronze III period, ca. 22902190 B.C. by conventional chronology, 21712071 B.C. according to Biblical chronology. Massively destroyed by earthquake and fire at the end o f Early Bronze III.

 

 

Reference: The Discovery of the Sin Cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, by Bryant G. Wood, Bible and Spade 12 (1999): 6780.

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