The catastrophe left the richly arable land salt saturated and non-arable and abandoned for the next five centuries. He is Director of the School of Archaeology at Veritas International University, and serves as Consulting Research Professor in the College of Archaeology, Trinity Southwest University. Discovering the City of Sodom: The Fascinating, True Account of the Old Testament’s Most Infamous City by Steven Collins and Latayne C. Scott goes into the decade-long excavation of a site in Jordan that Collins purposes the evidence points towards it being the location of the destroyed city. There_s a lot of consultation through the day. Yes, of course. In the article “Where Is Sodom?” archaeologist Steven Collins, using clues from the Biblical geography of Genesis 13 together with archaeological evidence from the site of Tall el-Hammam (pictured), argues that Biblical tradition located Sodom in a fertile area northeast of the Dead Sea. They’re authentically Mesopotamian in this way, and show that the text actually comes from the Bronze Age and was not “made up” in a much later era. Tags: Archaeology Bible History. For example, if Week 3 fills up quickly before you register (which it tends to do), then the most you will be able to do are the two weeks before or after Week 3. Then it was continuously a Bronze Age city-state until it was destroyed. Big-Tech silences Trump — Will Christians and Israel be next. The VIU Albuquerque site includes the Museum of Archaeology, designed to illuminate biblical history with pottery and objects from the ancient Near East. Why are Iranian Muslims Converting to Christ? We’d love to have a seven-figure patron, but that hasn’t happened and we’re fine with that. There was no volcanism in the region at all in historic times, not in the past fifteen thousand years at least. Photo: Michael C. Luddeni. 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. We have a lot of evidences of a high-heat event, and anomalous “signatures” in the MBA destruction layer that are consistent with a meteoritic airburst. We’re praying for a full, hard-pressing week. On Real Science Radio today Collins adds great corroboration to our previous interview with Dr. Phillip Silvia about the major Bronze Age city at this location. This is crucial. Albuquerque's Museum of Archaeology & Biblical History will house many of the artifacts from the Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project in Jordan, which archaeologist Steven Collins … Soil science. Each season TeHEP welcomes volunteers from around the world. ARCHAEOLOGY OF JORDAN ON WIKIPEDIA List compiled by Francesco M. Benedettucci Dear friends and colleagues, below you can find a list of links to many Wikipedia entries referring to Jordan's archaeology, which I have collected in recent years. We’re making it, but I’m concerned that we’re still just short of the season goal. I was much younger then! Jerusalem and the other cities mentioned in the Abraham stories didn’t exist then. The archeological team, directed by Steve Collins of New Mexico’s Trinity Southwest University, has been working for 10 years in the Jordan Valley. Museum. That’s the old Bishop Ussher chronology that I mentioned before. Personally, I’d like to find an archive from the Middle Bronze Age. I don’t call it the Kikkar. Assist News mobilizes Christians to intervene on behalf of the persecuted church. The Bible calls it the Kikkar! The agricultural soils were destroyed, ripped right off the landscape. This thing wasn’t a flash-in-the-pan. Steven Collins, PhD, is among the world's foremost biblical archaeologists, and has logged over 25 excavation seasons in Israel, Palestine, and Jordan. - rsr.org/flood That’s just an archaeological fact. HIs writing interests cover three broad areas in philosophy known as the transcendentals: truth, beauty, and goodness. Credit to Apologetics Canada Credentials of Dr. Steven Collins: 1972, B.U.S. It was based on rigorous research and the archaeology has confirmed it from every possible angle. Museum. Really, for a full answer to this the book Discovering the City of Sodom that Simon and Schuster published gives all the details. As TV documentaries, books, and a recent chapter in the Harvest Handbook of Apologetics states, the evidence that Tall el-Hammam is the site of Sodom is mounting with each season. But it’s hard to make us old guys go away! From respected archaeologist Dr. Steven Collins and award-winning author Dr. Latayne C. Scott comes the fascinating, true account of the frustrating search and exciting excavation of the city the Bible calls Sodom, which scholars and others had “misplaced” for hundreds of years. Bethel and Ai are about 14 miles west-northwest of Jericho. Steven Collins Professor of Archaeology at Trinity Southwest University Albuquerque, New Mexico Area 11 connections. We always suspected a cosmic event like an “airburst” because that’s what Genesis 19 specifically says. The answer, for Dr. Steven Collins, a professor of Biblical studies and apologetics at Trinity Southwest University, is yes. These slots will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis. Steven Collins (born September 11, 1950) is an American professor with the College of Archaeology at the unaccredited Trinity Southwest University in Albuquerque, New Mexico, an institution that states that biblical scripture is the "divinely inspired representation of reality given by God to humankind, speaking with absolute authority in all matters upon which it touches". So, you must do three things to be a volunteer in Season Fifteen: first, pay your participation fee; second, declare your dig weeks within 48 hours; third, have your paperwork and security form on Dr Austin’s desk within 30 days. It is possible that the 38 available volunteer slots will fill up within only a few days, so look at your calendar, make your plans, and get signed up for Season Fifteen. Audience Engagements Soars for Christian TV in the... 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Thus, the Jordan, “the descending,” ends at that point, the lowest spot on the earth’s surface. That matches the mention of the Cities of the Kikkar in Genesis 10, by the way. No argument against this. What have you learned about that? He has also written many articles on a variety of biblical topics, prophecy related to the modern tribes of Israel. We have to understand these things in their ancient Near Eastern context. The Sodom narratives make it clear that Sodom itself was the largest of all the Kikkar cities. That would be fantastic! Description From respected archaeologist Dr. Steven Collins and award-winning author Dr. Latayne C. Scott comes the fascinating, true account of the frustrating search and exciting excavation of the city the Bible calls Sodom, which scholars and others had “misplaced” for hundreds of years. ; Anthropology, Linguistics; University of New Mexico. And anyway, they were all too small and marginal to be the prosperous Cities of the Kikkar. I guess a lot of people don’t see the point of it – archaeology that is. I did a detailed geographical analysis of the key biblical passage (Genesis 13) and it was quite clear: Sodom was northeast of the Dead Sea. Steven M. Collins has authored five books documenting the migrations, kingdoms, and locations of the biblical ten tribes of Israel after their exile from the Promised Land. HASHIMITE KINGDOM, JORDAN (ANS)— Dr. Steven Collins, Director of the School of Archeology at Veritas International University, is in his fourteenth season overseeing excavations at the Tall el-Hamman archeological site in Jordan. But it was pretty simple. About. Come dig into the biblical world with us! But still about 95% of the people on our Update email list have yet to contribute anything financially to TeHEP. There’s really no doubt about it. His latest book, Discovering the City of Sodom (Howard Books/Simon & Schuster 2013; co-authored with Dr. Latayne C. Scott), documents the … Archaeologist Dr. Steven Collins believes that the Tall el-Hammam site in Jordan matches the descriptions of the ancient city of Sodom. Description. Hopefully this year. And that’s pretty much the way it has gone. Others simply had it in the wrong place, which supported those who doubted its existence. So, it was a no-brainer, really. Not much, but we need every penny of that, and then some, because our local labor costs went up from 12 dinars per day to 15, something we didn’t anticipate. Tall el-Hammam is about twelve miles northeast of the Dead Sea, directly opposite Jericho on the other side of the Jordan. - rsr.org/pharaoh It’s a dead subject. If you or anybody else is willing to say that the location of Jerusalem is a theory, then you can use the word “theory” in relation to Sodom. But the end result is worth it, especially for those interested in the biblical world and its historicity. This is our fourteenth season. So, given the right date for the Exodus, the archaeology at Jericho works. Steven Collins is a veteran archeologist and he has plenty to say against the crackpots and misguided adventurers whose escapades in the Middle East pose as archeological discoveries. No "fake news" here. You might even say perfectly accurate. And the critical voices have died down considerably, for the simple reason that we’ve answered every possible objection with facts and hard data. Dr. Gary A. Byers Dr. Byers is from Albuquerque, NM. Registration for Season Fifteen of the Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project is now open! 1975, M.Div. I can’t think of a better-identified biblical city than Sodom at Tall el-Hammam. Of all the Bronze Age cities on the eastern Kikkar, Tall el-Hammam is the largest by several orders of magnitude. But Week 4 starting tomorrow looks really good, and the next week also looks OK. We’ll see. Besides, all the sites in that area were out of business by around 2500 BC, and that’s hundreds of years before the time of Abraham. Since 2005, Collins and his team have been studying an archaeological site in the southern Jordan Valley known as Tall el-Hammam . Archeologist, Dr. Steven Collins Honored. That would be a rare event for the southern Levant. Dr Collins and Dr Byers assess the MBA situation in UA.7HH. Take the Bible on faith and ignore the fight that’s going on over its historical veracity. The mode of destruction of the city is of great interest to everyone, including the National Geographic documentary that was filmed at the site back in October. It took about seven centuries for the soils to recover enough to allow agriculture to start again. And it was there in a big way! He claims he may have located Sodom. It was “founded” as a fortified city in the Early Bronze Age, in the 4th millennium BC. Archaeologist Steven Collins and Bible scholar Joseph M. Holden have spent decades making and researching those discoveries and now offer a wealth of information based on the latest findings. Steven Collins (PhD) is the senior archaeologist at the Tall el-Hammam (Sodom) Excavation Project (TeHeP), and the coauthor of Discovering the City of Sodom.He is the PhD program director of archaeology and biblical history at Veritas International University, and the distinguished consulting research professor of archaeology at Trinity Southwest University. At some point TeHEP will pass into younger hands. Stay tuned for that. There isn’t anything down there that could possible connect up with the Sodom narratives of Abraham’s day. After 10 years of digging, archaeologist Steven Collins, of Trinity Southwest University of New Mexico, and his team believe they have discovered the location of Biblical Sodom in the Southern Jordan Valley in Jordan, about 14 kilometers northeast of the Dead Sea. Steven Collins, Self: What on Earth?. HASHIMITE KINGDOM, JORDAN (ANS)—Dr. You can spend time on the dig site at the ruins of Sodom for a couple days or longer in January, February, and March 2021. Of course, you have to keep them their ancient context and let them say what they say in their own way and not superimpose modern ideas on them. Biblical archaeologist Dr. Steven Collins has been convincing a lot of secular archaeologists that the ruins of Sodom are located exactly where Genesis 13 locates that historical city. Because of tightening restrictions by the Jordan Department of Antiquities it is necessary to start registration in order to have the paperwork complete, including individual security forms, ready to send to the DoA by August 31, 2019. There, we are featuring our classic God's Criminal Justice System seminar and our important videos God and the Death Penalty, Live from Las Vegas, and Bob on Drugs DVDs, and our powerhouse Focus on the Strategy resources! From respected archaeologist Dr. Steven Collins and award-winning author Dr. Latayne C. Scott comes the fascinating, true account of the frustrating search and exciting excavation of the city the Bible calls Sodom, which scholars and others had “misplaced” for hundreds of years. Kikkar means “disk” or “circle,” not “valley” or “plain” as its usually translated. Dr Silvia can clue you in on this. Jericho was destroyed at about the same time as Tall el-Hammam, perhaps as “collateral damage” of the same event. The VIU Albuquerque site includes the Museum of Archaeology, designed to illuminate biblical history with pottery and objects from the ancient Near East. How was it destroyed? Copyright 2019 Assist News. Steven Collins has been researching and lecturing in the field of Near Eastern archeology, biblical studies, and apologetics for more than 30 years. 100% of the Kikkar of the Jordan is north of the Dead Sea. From the top of Tall el-Hammam Dr. Steven Collins describes how he located Sodom and Gomorrah and the five Cities of the Plain in the Old Testament. Steven Collins (PhD) is the senior archaeologist at the Tall el-Hammam (Sodom) Excavation Project (TeHeP), and the coauthor of Discovering the City of Sodom.He is the PhD program director of archaeology and biblical history at Veritas International University, and the distinguished consulting research professor of archaeology at Trinity Southwest University. The Jordan Valley widens into a circular alluvial plain some 25 miles north of the Dead Sea. He claims he may have located Sodom . Completely. 2020 BLE Itinerary & Registration. * Also from Real Science Radio: from rsr.org/archaeology see... It's a bit different to promote these to an RSR listener, but of course, we all should be versed on such vital matters! The BLE is open to all degree programs. It was part of his doctoral dissertation. (2015), Ancient X-Files (2010) and The Road to Rome: Tracing the Steps of Paul the Apostle (2007). On Real Science Radio today Collins adds great corroboration to our previous interview with Dr. Phillip Silvia about the major Bronze Age city at this location. Secular archaeologists agree with Dr. Steven Collins. Biblical archaeologist Dr. Steven Collins has been convincing a lot of secular archaeologists that the ruins of Sodom are located exactly where Genesis 13 locates that historical city. That puts you on the eastern Kikkar northeast of the Dead Sea. The archeological team, directed by Steve Collins of New Mexico’s Trinity Southwest University, has been working for 10 years in the Jordan Valley. No. We’ve lost the culture. End of discussion! Then he traveled eastward and pitched his tent as far as Sodom. But there’s more geographical data in the Bible for Sodom’s location than for Jerusalem. No, I don’t. Dr. Collins' Discovering the City of Sodom, published by Simon & Schuster's Howard Books, gets accolades from the director of the archaeological dig at Gath in the West Bank, Aren Maeir, from the archaeological architect of the digs at the Western Wall and Southern Wall of the Temple Mount and the Jewish Quarter Excavations of the Old City of Jerusalem Leen Ritmeyer, and the University of Liverpool emeritus professor of Hebrew and Ancient Semitic Languages Alan Millard. They need a reason to believe. Want to visit the ruins of Sodom? Contact Dr. Steven Collins for more information, details, and requirements. by Brian Nixon January 22, 2020. Brian is a director of education and publishing in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In the second half of the Middle Bronze Age, about 1700 BC, give or take a bit. A valid passport is required. 2020 BLE Itinerary & Registration. For each dig week there are 38 volunteer slots available. Curator, TSU Museum of Archaeology, 2001 to present. In the article “Where Is Sodom?” archaeologist Steven Collins, using clues from the Biblical geography of Genesis 13 together with archaeological evidence from the site of Tall el-Hammam (pictured), argues that Biblical tradition located Sodom in a fertile area northeast of the Dead Sea. Dr. Steven Collins has been teaching Ancient Near Eastern archaeology and history at the graduate and doctoral levels, and working as a professional field archaeologist, for over 20 years. The answer, for Dr. Steven Collins, a professor of Biblical studies and apologetics at Trinity Southwest University, is yes. Steven M. Collins has authored five books documenting the migrations, kingdoms, and locations of the biblical ten tribes of Israel after their exile from the Promised Land. It’s all in the book! 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You must also have your dig paperwork and security form in the TSU office within 30 days of paying the participation fee. Trinity Southwest University, College of Archaeoloy. A skeptical, unbelieving world needs evidence. In this video you can hear archaeologist Steven Collins speak about the process that led him to this discovery. But in this case, it was simply that people had badly misunderstood the text or ignored it. All we can do is try to get the word out as best we can. Though it incorporates current ancient Near Eastern studies and archaeology, this Handbook takes advantage of the most recent information from all the biblical and scientific disciplines upon which it touches. Discovering the City of Sodom by Dr. Steven Collins and Latayne Scott. I thought it might be helpful for readers of Biblical Archaeology Review to know where to go for another perspective. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. 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