NEW YORK, BRONX (ORDO News) — Recent archaeological excavations in ancient Jordan have yielded surprising discoveries that could rewrite the history of one of the Bible’s most mysterious events.
The city of Sodom, mentioned in the Book of Genesis, has long been associated with the biblical disaster when it and its neighbor Gomorrah were destroyed by fire and brimstone in response to the sins of their inhabitants.
However, new finds may indicate that the destruction of Sodom was the result of an asteroid impact.
Theology professor John Bergsma of Franciscan University in Ohio, who has long studied the history of this region, has put forward a new hypothesis.
He argues that there is evidence that the ancient city of Tell el-Hammam, also located in Jordan, could have been destroyed by an asteroid whose impact was more powerful than the explosion of an atomic bomb.
The scientific community first took notice of this theory due to several factors. First, the pottery and human remains showed signs of extreme heat exposure, a clear sign of a natural disaster.
The city also flourished and developed over a period of time, and its end was sudden, without signs of military invasion.
If this hypothesis is correct, it could revise the biblical story of Sodom and Gomorrah. It also provides an explanation for the fate that befell this region and its inhabitants several thousand years ago.
Scientists are planning further research and excavations to confirm or disprove this exciting theory.
News agencies contributed to this report, edited and published by ORDO News editors.
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