WHERE WAS THE BIBLICAL SODOM AND GOMORRAH?
More proof that conveys important truths are now emerging from their secret hiding place.
Last week I watched a documentary called: THE UNIVERSE ANCIENT MYSTERIES SOLVED, SODOM AND GOMORRAH on History Channel.
In the film I found it interesting to see researchers (confirm) the cities of SODOM AND GOMORRAH were NOT at TALL EL-HAMMAM, BAB EDH-DHRA, NUMEIRA or anywhere on the Jordan side of the dead sea. As some claim.
Could BAB EDH-DHRA and NUMEIRA Be THE BIBLICAL SODOM AND GOMORRAH?
Julye Bidmead. Historian of Religion, Chapman University, states:
The problem here is that both of the cities of BAB EDH-DHRA and NUMEIRA were destroyed at different time periods at least 300 years apart. The city of NUMEIRA was destroyed in a great destruction very rapidly, we know that from an ash layer. As opposed to BAB EDH-DHRA the sites were destroyed over 100 years or so. So the dates do not match up. In order to make the story work they both have to be destroyed in the same manner at the same time. And TALL EL-HAMMAM, could not be the sites of the cities of the plain as there were far more then 5 city's there.
If this is the case which it can only be, then the cities of SODOM AND GOMORRAH must be on the opposite side of Jordan.
It seems like researchers are getting closer to the truth. But they still do not know the truth.
Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. Matthew 13:13.
Surly God has preserved evidence of such a catastrophic and important story of the Bible as SODOM AND GOMORRAH?
We read in 2 Peter 2.
And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an example unto those that after should live ungodly.
If there is nothing to see, than how can such an important story of the Bible as SODOM AND GOMORRAH be an example?
Lets look at the words (making them an example) In http://biblehub.com/greek/strongs_5262.htm
Strong's Greek: 5262. ὑπόδειγμα (hupodeigma) - 6 Occurrences
KJV: I have given you an example, that ye. John 13:15
KJV: after the same example of unbelief. Hebrews 4:11
KJV: Who serve unto the example and shadow. Hebrews 8:5
KJV: necessary that the patterns of things. Hebrews 9:23
KJV: of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction. James 5:10
KJV: making [them] an ensample unto those that after should. 2 Peter 2:6.
hupodeiknumi: to show secretly, to show by tracing out, to teach, make knownOriginal Word: ὑποδείκνυμι
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (hoop-od-ike'-noo-mee)
Short Definition: I show plainly, teach, warn
Definition: I indicate, intimate, suggest, show, prove.
(So we see the Definition is show, prove) My point is How can we show or prove something if there is nothing to show or prove?At the base of Masada it seems there IS MUCH to show or prove. I believe God has preserved Sodom and Gomorrah as an example. So we believers can - Making [them] an ensample unto those that after should. 2 Peter 2:6. KJV:
Including the courses of old streams, walls, dams and weirs with mortar joints, structures lining the banks of the streams, strange looking buildings with pointed and flat roofs that can be seen near MOUNT SODOM. Click on the link to SEE.
In the Beginning always was, and nothing but, Yahweh The One True GOD, and because of Him, there is now Every Wonder, and Splendid Thing. Isaiah 44:24: Thus says Yahweh, your Redeemer, and he who formed you from the womb: "I am Yahweh, who makes all things; who ALONE stretches out the heavens; who spreads out the earth BY MYSELF.
Isaiah 48:12 "Listen to me, O Jacob, and Israel my called: I am he; I am the first, I also am the last. 13 Yes, my hand has laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand has spread out the heavens: when I call to them, they stand up together.
Yahweh's, Intelligence, Brilliance, Understanding, Patience, Love, Forgiveness, Mercy, and Grace, is not fully capable of being comprehended or understood, to the average mind, or non believer, unless we come to know the One True GOD, revealed to us by His One True Christ, then we have discovered the hidden Treasure, that last's forever. Simon Brown.
It is not my purpose to force you to agree or believe with what’s here on my blog but rather to share my research. As the record goes: I'm Just a soul whose intentions are good. Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood. I do not write to share my research because I desire to be rich, famous, or powerful, but because investigating, studying, enquiring exploring, analysing and scrutinising, helps me learn what I don’t know. I simply love seeking, searching and researching, to discover the truth that is so rare, and become full of joy, uncovering the truth of our great GOD, and His Son’s hidden secrets.
I Simon Brown am no longer a Trinitarian, but an independent researcher in no denomination.
Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand! Matthew 11:15.
SON of God?