VFTB Live: Dr. Phillip Silvia – The Science of Finding Sodom

A SUPERHEATED blast from the skies obliterated the area northeast of the Dead Sea about 3,700 years ago. Radiocarbon dating and minerals that instantly crystallized at high temperatures may have given us the physical proof of the destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.

Dr. Phillip Silvia of Trinity Southwest University is the Field Supervisor and Director of Scientific Analysis for the Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project, working with a dig in Jordan about five miles from Mount Nebo that he believes is the site of ancient Sodom. You can see this site from Mount Nebo if you join us in Israel this May!

You can find Dr. Silvia’s research at Academia.edu, and you can buy books about the research of the team at Tall el-Hammam from Trinity Southwest University Press. And here’s the link to the article at ScienceNews that first got my attention!

Plus, even more breaking news about our Israel tour — we’re going to Qumran for a special tour with Jim Barfield of the Copper Scroll Project!

Also: CBS rejects patriotic Super Bowl ad; Democrats lose their minds; Apple smacks down Facebook; record cold due to global warming; and shootout at Area 23.


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