By Steven Collins,Latayne C. Scott
Like many Christians at the present time within the educational global, Dr. Steven Collins felt pulled in numerous instructions whilst it got here to obvious conflicts among the Bible and scholarly study and theory—an highbrow predicament that encouraged him to put all of it at the line as he trigger to find the misplaced urban of Sodom.
Recounting Dr. Collins’s quest for Sodom in soaking up aspect, this adventure-cum-memoir displays the tensions that outline biblical archaeology because it narrates a story of discovery. Readers persist with “Dr. C” as he tracks down biblical, archaeological, and geographical clues to the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, narrowing the checklist of attainable websites as he weighs facts and battles skeptics. ultimately, he arrives at a unmarried position that looms because the purely choice: an important old break referred to as Tall el-Hammam within the Hashemite state of Jordan.
Many students who have been at first against Dr. Collins’s concept now concede that historical past books may have to be rewritten in mild of his groundbreaking discovery. It—along with numerous different fresh finds—is hard the assumptions of lecturers and saying a brand new voice within the controversy of biblical archaeology and the dispute over utilizing the Bible as a reputable ancient source.
From revered archaeologist Dr. Steven Collins and award-winning writer Dr. Latayne C. Scott comes the interesting, precise account of the challenging seek and fascinating excavation of the town the Bible calls Sodom, which students and others had “misplaced” for centuries.
Like many modern day Christians, Dr. Collins struggled with what looked to be a conflict among his background of trust within the Bible and the learn concerning old historical past and human evolution. This problem of religion led him to embark on a quest to place either his archaeological schooling and the Bible to the try out through looking for the misplaced historical urban, an day trip that has ended in the most intriguing unearths in fresh archaeology.
Challenging the assumptions of teachers all over the world, Discovering town of Sodom may good motivate a revision of the historical past books. Dr. Collins has turn into a brand new voice within the controversy over utilizing the Bible as a reputable resource of knowing the past—and opened a brand new bankruptcy within the fight over the soul of biblical archaeology.
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Discovering the City of Sodom: The Fascinating, True Account of the Discovery of the Old Testament's Most Infamous City by Steven Collins,Latayne C. Scott