Sodom (Tall el-Hammam)



This is a reconstruction of Tall el-Hammam in the Middle Bronze Age. The excavator of the site, Dr. Steve Collins, has pointed out that the geographical data preserved in the Scriptures, especially in Gen. 13, strongly point to the area northeast of the Dead Sea for the location of Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboim. Archaeologically speaking, Tall el-Hammam is also the best candidate, as its terminal destruction occurred in the Middle Bronze Age, which was the time of Abraham.
Dr. Collins has identified the violent destruction that terminated the destruction of Tall el-Hammam at the end of the Middle Bronze Age with the one mentioned in Genesis 19, where God destroys the sin cities of the kikkar with fire and brimstone (burning stones) that rained down from heaven.