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Sodom: Has Biblical City Of Sin Been Found?
« on: October 14, 2015, 02:29:14 PM »
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/sodom-biblical-city-sin-found-095846410.html#MfzR0S8

The location of the original city of sin, Sodom - destroyed by fire and brimstone according to the Bible - may have been discovered in Jordan.
Archaeologists excavating the Tall el Hammam site say it was a major Bronze Age city-state and matches "every Sodom criterion".



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Re: Sodom: Has Biblical City Of Sin Been Found?
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2015, 02:40:17 PM »
If it existed no doubt Sodom was destroyed by a volcano or some such other natural disaster nothing to do with any deity.
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Re: Sodom: Has Biblical City Of Sin Been Found?
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2015, 04:16:53 PM »
Fire and brimstone out of the heavens, no doubt an asteroid

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Re: Sodom: Has Biblical City Of Sin Been Found?
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2015, 06:25:02 PM »
And was it the only place like it on earth???
The Bible seems to ONLY concentrate on certain parts of the Middle East.
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Re: Sodom: Has Biblical City Of Sin Been Found?
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2015, 07:22:57 PM »
If it existed no doubt Sodom was destroyed by a volcano or some such other natural disaster nothing to do with any deity.

There is archaeological evidence for the existence of Sodom,  go find out about the Ebla tablets.
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Re: Sodom: Has Biblical City Of Sin Been Found?
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2015, 07:29:55 PM »

Archaeologists excavating the Tall el Hammam site say it was a major Bronze Age city-state and matches "every Sodom criterion"

What are these criteria?
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Re: Sodom: Has Biblical City Of Sin Been Found?
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2015, 11:45:44 PM »
Mr. monkey,
 Only concentrates on certain areas of the Middle East? Try reading the book of Isaiah, Ezekiel, Zechariah and then the New Testament.

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Re: Sodom: Has Biblical City Of Sin Been Found?
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2015, 07:43:47 AM »
If it existed no doubt Sodom was destroyed by a volcano or some such other natural disaster nothing to do with any deity.

There is archaeological evidence for the existence of Sodom,  go find out about the Ebla tablets.

According the Wikipedia Today, the scientific consensus is that "Ebla has no bearing on ... Sodom and Gomorra.".

Tall el Hammam seems to have a lot of supporters regarding it being Sodom, though not everyone agrees. An interesting archaeological site and could be the basis for the story, but but going in search of biblical sites has its problems of course - go looking for something you can convince yourself you've found it even when there is no direct evidence.

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Re: Sodom: Has Biblical City Of Sin Been Found?
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2015, 09:14:01 AM »

Archaeologists excavating the Tall el Hammam site say it was a major Bronze Age city-state and matches "every Sodom criterion"

What are these criteria?

Oh, I see... you don't question Archaeologists 'Sodom Criteria' if they were trying to disprove the Bible, but you want the Criteria explained when they believe they have evidence to support the Bible... Go figure... How come you cannot find it for yourself. Do you not question everything people call evidence?
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Re: Sodom: Has Biblical City Of Sin Been Found?
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2015, 07:45:25 AM »
We know where Lot's wife is.  She's on the road signs.  How far could she have got before she looked back?

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Re: Sodom: Has Biblical City Of Sin Been Found?
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2015, 10:20:36 AM »

Archaeologists excavating the Tall el Hammam site say it was a major Bronze Age city-state and matches "every Sodom criterion"

What are these criteria?

Oh, I see... you don't question Archaeologists 'Sodom Criteria' if they were trying to disprove the Bible, but you want the Criteria explained when they believe they have evidence to support the Bible... Go figure... How come you cannot find it for yourself. Do you not question everything people call evidence?

Your aggressive response to a perfectly reasonable question tells me that you don't know what the Sodom criteria are.
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Re: Sodom: Has Biblical City Of Sin Been Found?
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2015, 11:08:36 AM »

Archaeologists excavating the Tall el Hammam site say it was a major Bronze Age city-state and matches "every Sodom criterion"

What are these criteria?

Oh, I see... you don't question Archaeologists 'Sodom Criteria' if they were trying to disprove the Bible, but you want the Criteria explained when they believe they have evidence to support the Bible... Go figure... How come you cannot find it for yourself. Do you not question everything people call evidence?

There is NO evidence to support the Biblical horror story!
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Re: Sodom: Has Biblical City Of Sin Been Found?
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2015, 05:03:29 PM »
Really? The evidence supports the Biblical account of it's sudden and fiery end.
http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/06052014/article/making-the-case-for-sodom

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Re: Sodom: Has Biblical City Of Sin Been Found?
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2015, 05:04:49 PM »
But not WHY !!!

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« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2015, 05:19:13 PM »
Oh, you want them to dig up evidence that the people were sinning and God had a hand in Sodom's destruction? They will never dig that up that Mr. monkey. So don't lose any sleep over it.

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Re: Sodom: Has Biblical City Of Sin Been Found?
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2015, 05:28:09 PM »
What an evil b*stard the deity would have been to destroy a city for no better reason than some were gay. Being gay is normal and only nasty bigots think otherwise! >:(
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Re: Sodom: Has Biblical City Of Sin Been Found?
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2015, 05:51:10 PM »
Is it evil to curse your creator?
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« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2015, 09:19:50 PM »
Oh, you want them to dig up evidence that the people were sinning and God had a hand in Sodom's destruction? They will never dig that up that Mr. monkey. So don't lose any sleep over it.

Most certainly won't as I don't believe half the Bible anyway & the other half then becomes suspect !!!!  ;)

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Re: Sodom: Has Biblical City Of Sin Been Found?
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2015, 12:32:15 PM »

Archaeologists excavating the Tall el Hammam site say it was a major Bronze Age city-state and matches "every Sodom criterion"

What are these criteria?

Oh, I see... you don't question Archaeologists 'Sodom Criteria' if they were trying to disprove the Bible, but you want the Criteria explained when they believe they have evidence to support the Bible... Go figure... How come you cannot find it for yourself. Do you not question everything people call evidence?

Your aggressive response to a perfectly reasonable question tells me that you don't know what the Sodom criteria are.

It isn't an aggressive response.  I merely pointed out the fact you would not have asked for the criteria had it been against the bible. But why have you not been able to discover the criteria for yourself? Is it in the report or link? Not been well enough to examine fully for myself.
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Re: Sodom: Has Biblical City Of Sin Been Found?
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2015, 03:10:20 PM »
Is it evil to curse your creator?

I haven't cursed my parents!
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Re: Sodom: Has Biblical City Of Sin Been Found?
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2015, 04:33:50 PM »
Is it evil to curse your creator?

I haven't cursed my parents!

What about the things you've said about your mother?
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