Sodom and gomorrah archaeological dating
Dating in particular always involves some speculation and subjectivity, so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that vigorous debates occur along those lines. In the meantime, I welcome rational discourse pro and con (emphasis on rational! It must be a well-watered place (described “like Egypt”), 3.
The great metropolis and its citizenry are self sufficient; every need can be met locally.
- Archaeology provides us with fascinating and amazing affirmations of Scripture’s accuracy and trustworthiness.
From an evolutionary perspective, most people today believe that ancient man originally communicated with grunts, and then over time went from making “primitive” items (e.g., stone tools) to working with bronze and iron.
Additionally, Sodom is also the only city that has been mentioned in its own, for example in Ezek. If Tall el-Hammam is Sodom, then it is necessary to be able to identify the other cities of the Kikkar, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim (Gen. Sodom is the southernmost and Zeboiim the northernmost of these cities.
This is apparently reminiscent of ancient “Map lists”, especially those of ancient Egypt, where the direction of Transjordan routes are mentioned from south to north, i.e. The names are also grouped in two doublets: “Sodom and Gomorrah” – “Admah and Zeboiim”.