City of Sodom

Experts Say They Have Discovered The Location Of The Biblical City In Eastern Jordan – A team of American archaeologists might just have found the original and real ‘sin city’. An ancient city in eastern Jordan, which dates back to the Bronze Age, matches the biblical accounts of the biblical City of Sodom.

The City of Sodom is highly referenced in the Book of Genesis and throughout the New Testament. The City of Sodom, during its peak, was a popular common trade. In the Bible, Sodom was described as a large city with thick walls and protected by high, strong towers.

The city was destroyed by God in a rain of fire and brimstone when his angels failed to locate virtuous men among its citizens but allowed one righteous man, Lot, to flee the city with his family.

The citizens interpreted the natural phenomenon as a punishment from God for their grievous sins. The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, another biblical city destroyed for the same reasons, were used as metaphors for homosexuality and vice.

“We know very little about the Bronze Age in the south of the Jordan River Valley. Most archaeological maps of the area were blank. But what we have found is an important city-state, which was unknown before our project began,” said archaeologist Steven Collins from New Mexico’s Trinity Southwestern University.