We all know the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, how the people there were so depraved that God destroyed them. His wrath was so great that fire fell from the sky and eradicated the cities.
For many this is just a story, a parable if you will, to teach right from wrong. But what if the story was true?
36,000 yrs ago Tall el-Hammam was wiped out by an asteroid that exploded over the city. Is this the origin of the Biblical tale of Sodom? Asking for a friend. https://t.co/AgrbRU1zdI
— Vickey Kall (@VKHistory) November 2, 2021
According to the Western Journal, a group of researchers has been excavating an ancient middle eastern city they call Tall el-Hammam. Why the interest? This pile of ancient ruins caught the eye of researchers 15 years ago due to it being covered in five feet of charcoal, ash, and melted material.
Physical Proof of God’s Wrath Found
The researchers have concluded that no volcanic eruption, earthquake, or battle could cause the damage that they have found. In the “destructive Layer,” as it’s become to be known, the researchers have found melted metals and pottery. Yes, you heard that right: melted!
Ancient city could have been destroyed by cosmic airburst. Research team has presented evidence that a Middle Bronze Age city called Tall el-Hammam, located in the Jordan Valley northeast of the Dead Sea, was destroyed by a cosmic airburst. https://t.co/GeuDKrb0eY
— Duncr (@duncr) November 1, 2021
The research team played out every scenario that could have caused such destruction using an Online Impact Calculator. Such a tool helps “estimate the many details of a cosmic impact event, based on known impact events and nuclear detonations,” to model possible scenarios.
Researchers believe a small asteroid affected the city. The idea is that a small asteroid must have fallen, exploding about 2.5 miles above the city, into a fireball hot enough to burst wood into flame and melt swords, spears, and pottery. The explosion would have caused air temperatures to skyrocket over 3,600 degrees Fahrenheit.
Amazing evidence that a city near Jericho, just north of the Dead Sea, was destroyed by a #meteorite 3600 years ago.. the storied Sodom of Genesis destruction?
Here's the research: https://t.co/AaSsSuDYWU#EarthScience #astronomy #space #geology pic.twitter.com/8FQXiNHOfQ
— NESTA-US🌎☄️ (@NESTA_US) October 31, 2021
This would line up perfectly with the story in Genesis.
“Then the Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrah sulfur and fire from the Lord out of heaven. And he overthrew those cities, and all the valley, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground.” Genesis 19: 24-25