Fascinating Evidence Found of Ancient City’s Destruction

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Abby Trivett

Has new evidence been found of Sodom’s destruction?

In one of his latest videos, Expedition Bible’s Joel Kramer discovered the various pieces of sulfur in the area that would have been Sodom and the neighboring towns which were destroyed at the same time.

Taking the sulfur from each of the areas and putting them on fire, Kramer demonstrates how the four areas that line up with the biblical description of the towns which were destroyed and never lived in again are the ones which the sulfur burned when lit on fire. However, the fifth article of sulfur, which comes from the presumed area of Zoar, did not burn.

“We have five archaeological sites that date to the early Bronze Period, and guess what? Four of them were burned and never lived in again and one of them was spared and continued in history,” Kramer says.

The five towns mentioned in Genesis 14 are Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim and Zoar.

“By 1924, most of the cities in the Bible had already been identified,” Kramer says. “Many of them had been excavated and yet none of the cities of the plain had been found.”

Discussing a biblical archaeological find of the early 1900s, Kramer says evidence of destruction pointed to the burning of the city. This matches what Scripture says about Sodom’s end.

Genesis 19:24-25 says, “Then the LORD rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah. It was from the LORD out of heaven. So He overthrew those cities, all the valley, all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground.”

Not only does Scripture say Sodom would be burned, but this matches Jeremiah 49:18 which says, “no man will abide there, nor will a son of man dwell in it.”

Kramer explains that Zoar was built up again, while the other cities were never to be rebuilt due to their wickedness. However, he interestingly points out the location of Zoar was set in the middle of the other four cities that experienced God’s wrath.

“The cities of the plain isn’t just about burning and destruction and judgment. It’s also about salvation,” Kramer says. “They deserved the same judgment as the other cities received. They were saved because Lot had come into their midst. They were saved by the righteousness of man, and that’s how we also are saved. We’re saved by the righteousness of the one man, Jesus Christ…”

The archaeological evidence of both destruction and salvation should point to one thing: God is real, and if He commands something to happen, it will happen.

Abby Trivett is a marketing copywriter and coordinator for Charisma Media.

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