MemberMay 26, 2021 at 1:42 am
Deborah you wrote,
Why is it that we don’t notice when people go off-script from biblical descriptions? Somehow Collins has decided that the Sodom account describes a blast. It doesn’t.
Scripture also says, “Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.” (Prov. 11:14 ESV)
But he, Collins, didn’t come up with all this without input.
The answer to this question has recently been uncovered by a team collaborating across several universities and institutions such as DePaul University, Elizabeth City State University New Mexico Tech, Northern Arizona University, NC State University, Trinity Southwest University, the Comet Research Group, and Los Alamos National Laboratories.
The group has reported on evidence indicating a mid-air meteoric explosion that devastated the 500-square kilometer region (now known as the Middle Ghor), which encompassed Tall el-Hamman and its satellite towns. The explosion was so powerful that it destroyed all of its mud-wall buildings, leaving only their foundations for archaeologists to find.
This explosion also had other devastating effects, such as melting pottery into glass shards, which may have then rained down on the Bronze Age inhabitants. These people, as many as 65,000 in number, could also have been wiped out by the blast. The Middle Ghor event may have ended in a colossal shockwave, thus causing the abrogation of fertile soils and the ingress of brine from the Dead Sea (which was located to the south of Tall el-Hamman).
These pieces of evidence could be how one meteor wiped out an entire thriving city.
This new research has been published in the Proceedings of the 2018 American Schools of Oriental Research annual meeting.
The paper includes abstracts on the data, on what is now known as the 'Middle Ghor Event,' as well as that on a project conducted by a researcher from Trinity Southwest University that provides concrete evidence that Tall el-Hamman even existed.
Collins has got a multitude of counselors, the best in the field when it comes to impacts from space (The Comet Research Group with 63 or so scientists) and the best in the field when it comes to high energy explosions (Los Alamos National Laboratories).