Why Sodom and Gomorrah are Not Located at Tall al-Hamman

Posted By on March 4, 2013

Todd Bolen at the Bible Places blog begins his post on this  issue this way:

“The proposal that Sodom has been found on the northeastern side of the Dead Sea has been around for a decade or so, but with the publication of an article by Steven Collins this month it will receive the widest hearing to date. I thought it might be helpful for readers of Biblical Archaeology Review to know where to go for another perspective.”

Indeed, and a useful post it is.

Bolen adds:

“[T]he excavator of Tall al-Hammam insists that by identifying the site as Sodom he is supporting the historicity of the Bible. In fact, if his theory is true, we cannot trust the Bible for accurate details about times and places. Tall al-Hammam is certainly a significant site, but Sodom is surely to be found elsewhere.”

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4 Responses to “Why Sodom and Gomorrah are Not Located at Tall al-Hamman”

  1. Jeff says:

    Where have you guys been? The location of Sodom and Gomorrah has been known for a couple of decades: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oG3QsisQrkc

  2. He isn’t th eonly one speaking against Collins and his mis-identification of tell el-hamman. I have been doing it for years and started when BAS had its own discussion forum.


    Examining Tell el-Hamman as Sodom by Dr. David Tee
    A Response to Dr. Collins’ 40 Salient Points by Dr. David Tee

    both articles are found at http://www.dakotascba.com/Guest-Authors.php but you would have to scroll down to find them. there were problems transferring them from another website so the layout is terrible.


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