Archaeologists Say ‘Cosmic Airburst Event’ Wiped Out Sodom and Gomorrah

Christine Favocci – Western Journal Aug 23, 2020

The Bible describes why God unleashed his wrath on the ancient cities Sodom and Gomorrah, but archaeologists have explained, in a 2018 study, how they think it happened, which may offer unique, relevant insight into the ways of the Creator.

In the book of Genesis, and also included in the Torah and Quran, is an account of the cities whose sin was so depraved that God meted out immediate justice.

Abraham tried to intercede on their behalf, pleading for God to spare them even if there were only 10 good people left in Sodom. God agreed, and sent two angels to meet Abraham’s nephew Lot there.

Lot took the angels into his home, where the wicked men in Sodom came after them, wanting to “know” the angels (largely understood as wanting to have sexual relations with them), proving their sinfulness and justifying God to go ahead with the destruction, but not before warning Lot to flee the city with his wife and daughters.

“Then the Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrah sulfur and fire from the Lord out of heaven. And he overthrew those cities, and all the valley, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground. But Lot’s wife, behind him, looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.”

“And Abraham went early in the morning to the place where he had stood before the Lord. And he looked down toward Sodom and Gomorrah and toward all the land of the valley, and he looked and, behold, the smoke of the land went up like the smoke of a furnace.” (Genesis 19:24-28)

The sudden cataclysmic event the Bible recounts seems to be supported by findings from the Tall el-Hammam Excavation archaeological site in Jordan, believed to be where ancient Sodom and Gomorrah stood.

Phillip J. Silvia, an archeologist from Trinity Southwest University in Albuquerque, New Mexico, who is the site’s field supervisor and director of scientific analysis, presented findings from the team’s 13 years excavating the site at the American Schools of Oriental Research 2018 annual meeting.

What the team discovered was that a “cosmic airburst event” in the area of where the city is thought to have stood occurred some 3,700 years ago, according to their paper “The 3.7kaBP Middle Ghor Event: Catastrophic Termination of a Bronze Age Civilization.”

The researchers found that the Middle Bronze Age towns and cities that stood north of the Dead Sea in an area known as Middle Ghor, included what are thought to be the biblical cities, were obliterated “in an instant,” the topsoil stripped bare with “a super-heated brine of Dead Sea anhydride salts pushed over the landscape by the Event’s frontal shockwave(s).”

They found that the heat was so intense, clay and rock melted into glass, which researchers concluded meant debris was exposed to “between 8,000°C and 12,000°C for less than a few milliseconds.”

The area was so decimated, the paper said, it would be more than half a millennium before civilization could once again inhabit the area.

Science has a precedent for this sort of event as recently as 1908 when the Podkamennaya Tunguska River area of Siberia experienced a similar cosmic airburst, which happens when a meteorite explodes upon entering Earth’s atmosphere, according to NASA Science.

The Tunguska event stripped vegetation from 800 miles of forest, and eyewitnesses reported that it rained fire from the sky.

Although these are both natural phenomena, that fact does not disprove God’s hand in the events that destroyed the ancient cities, but actually hints at the way he can use natural phenomena for his own purposes or simply leave nature to its own devices.

During times of plague or pandemic, folks who fall on either side of theistic belief will use it as evidence for or against God, but the natural world shows us it is a both-and situation.

Natural disasters were sometimes used as punishment in the Old Testament, but they also fall randomly upon mankind as a consequence of the brokenness ushered in by man’s first ancestors.

Conversely, the cures that science has brought to humanity are sometimes enough, although occasionally miracles cure disease with seemingly no rational explanation.

God is personally interested in everyone’s lives but seldom cuts sinful folks down with a zap from heaven. Instead, the Bible and science tell humanity that it is mainly within the confines of nature that God’s work is done.

Whatever events transpired leading up to their destruction, the people of Sodom and Gomorrah were lustful, sinful and prideful.

God could have spared the city, but he perhaps permitted the exploding meteor since the citizens had turned away from all that was good.

Whatever the reason the city was destroyed, the lesson conveyed therein is that where only 10 good people are left, God can settle his favor upon the whole city.

Americans should take heed.



25 responses to “Archaeologists Say ‘Cosmic Airburst Event’ Wiped Out Sodom and Gomorrah”

  1. Or God did it as stated in the Bible.

  2. Prophets have said homosexulity in all its forms will be removed again
    they deserve to be destroyed for the evil they do
    Both me and my two brothers as toddlers were buggered bya queer uncle
    please god do it soon, and PS take that bastard Tony Blair too

  3. Aren’t you just sick to life of some fictional God unleashing his schizophrenic wrath upon his own creation? Who gives a damn about some hairy and horny Jews wanting to “know” angels? “Americans should take heed”, she says. And what of the hairy and horny apartheid state of …? A talking snake is no doubt intimidating and freaky but I’m more amazed by Adam’s cosmopolitan sperm which able to unleash such a diversity of ethnicities. Admit it, we have no freaking clue what “this” is.

  4. Such funny talk about this. Why do people not understand that Nature IS God! It is all Nature and if you do unnatural things which are against Nature there will be dire consequences eventually, if not immediately.
    Who or what do people think God is? The Jews actually believe that God “chooses” them!!! If that is not an very clear indication that they have no idea who or what or where or anything at all t do with God!
    They have A god whom they call “Yahweh”. That is their projection of what they think is God, but that is not the Great Spirit or God or The Buddha Nature or anything to do with what mankind thinks of as God – or Mother Nature or just LIFE.
    Poor Jews are all mixed up about things generally! No wonder they behave so strangely.Which reminds me – the “Lubavitch Chabad” about which Adam Green has been informing the World quite well, says that anyone who “worships idols” will be beheaded – and the BLM crazies and Antifa are displaying guillotines in public places!
    There has been talk of guillotines being stored in various places in America, for many years now- including on those long white trains which were said to be hidden in Oregan or Washington State! Creepier by the day!
    Even Rick Wiles has mentioned this.

  5. Great post! Dear naysayers: The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. 1 Corinthians 2:14; 1:18

  6. Sounds like home cooking to me. I think San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Yerevan, London, Beijing, Paris, Moscow, Tel-Aviv, Tehran, Riyadh, and some other places fit as the new centers of global evil. Serve it up heaven : ) I like my evil and sinful earthlings meat well-done.

  7. Tom Van Flandern wrote in his book ‘Dark Matter Missing Planets & New Comets,’ 1993, that the asteroids belt in our solar system is the result of an exploded planet. What was the cause of that explosion? No idea, maybe it was Darth Vader’s Death Star. That was a joke.

    Tom died of cancer in the 90s, he was a true scientist. Searching the solar system for evidence of his thesis he actually found plenty, like celestial bodies coated with some black powder; there are more evidence I just can’t remember right now. The evidence here on Earth is the event attributed to the extinction of dinosaurs. I’m not saying I believe in dinosaurs but I believe this cataclysmic mass extinction event did happen.

    The problem, says Van Flandern, is the time of the event. Geologists say it was about 65 million years ago, but Tom calculated 3.5 million years. Who is right? I say Tom is correct. His calculations were based on dynamics of gravity, like predicting when a comet will pass by, it is quite accurate. The pendulum clock measures time using gravity.

    Conclusion: the carbon 14 dating method is overestimating age by more than an order of magnitude.

  8. Adam and Eve had two sons called Cain and Able. Whom then went on to father children yeah but with Whom. Where did these Mystery Bitches come from.
    Someone needs to explain.

  9. It may not prove gods existence, but it proves the atheists were lying when they said, “that story is just a fairy-tale”

    No, its not fairy tale, its an histrorical event with written eye witness account

  10. Why, WHY are you beholden to fairy stories of a “god” who in his foresight bequeaths man an unasked for and faulty “operating system” and who also has the unmitigated audacity to shower his wrath upon his own flawed designs? I’m hard-pressed to come up with a more demonic doctrine.

  11. 3,700 years ago is close to Velikovsky’s Venus as a comet idea. I highly recommend “World’s In Collision”. As one comment mentions, Velikovsky also speculates on pole flipping/ axis shifting to explain displacement of poles rather than ice ages. He gives the extinction of mammoths, who died in their thousands with full bellies. Siberia of today was not as northerly in polar terms than in the past he suggests.

    Old Testament Biblical stories were written to describe some actual events but spun to make it out that God was batting for the chroniclers ; viz “the survivors”.

  12. Carl jones… are 100% on the correct pathway. Those videos posted are amazing. You can view more at I have watched Ben Davidson’s daily videos for years and he is factually correct, accurate and scientifically based. Thank you for linking those videos. No fear. Eyes open. Be kind to others.

  13. I’m waiting for Yukon Jack to make a logical comment about this

  14. Judgement is coming, do you wonder why ???

    One Sunday morning in June, 1933, God gave seven major continuous visions to His prophet William Marrion Branham

    “The last and seventh vision was wherein I heard a most terrible explosion. As I turned to look I saw nothing but debris, craters, and smoke all over the land of America.”

    Russia now has a missile which can destroy a nation the size of France or a state the size of Texas, destruction is one button push away.

    The Lord prophesied that He would send a prophet at this time.
    Malachi 4:5.
    Matthew 17:11
    Revelation 10:7.

    God has raised the dead on FIVE occasions through His chosen vessel.

    God was photographed SIX times, (Veiled in the form of the Pillar of Fire) with His prophet.

    The, “Elijah anointing,” (Concerning the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ) is used “TWICE.”

    The first time 2,000 years ago, when God sent John the Baptist, then again in this day.

    At each, “Coming of the Lord,” there is an Elijah prophet who precedes that, “Coming.”

    Jesus said concerning John the Baptist.
    Matthew 3:3.
    For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Elijah, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

    John, “Prepared the way for the Lord,” John did NOT “Restore anything,” as that which would need to be restored, (The full understanding of the whole Bible,) had not yet been given.

    This scripture concerns the Elijah prophet for, “THIS DAY.”
    Matthew 17:11.
    And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elijah truly shall FIRST COME, and RESTORE all things.

    God has fulfilled the above scripture in THIS DAY.

    This scripture also predicts the Elijah prophet for “This day”…..
    Malachi 4:5.
    Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.

    This Elijah prophet comes just before, “The coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord,” which happens in this day.

    We are now living in the last days, God has kept His word and sent that prophet, thereby “Restoring” His word to His Bride.

    These and other “Prophetical scriptures” fulfilled:
    Malachi 4:5.
    Matthew 17:11.
    Revelation 10:7.
    Revelation 3:14.
    Revelation 1:16 – 20.
    Revelation 2:1.
    Revelation 3:1.

    Watch this amazing testimony on YouTube:
    Ed Byskal – I am a witness (Testimony on William Branham)

  15. I never mentioned God. Sometimes I mention God, such as Pompeo, Bush & Blair.

  16. Maybe it would be possible to dial up a similar event for Sodthem and Gomorrah MK2 located in Los Angles,California.
    Those favourite jewesses Ariana “hair extensions” Grande and of course Lady Gagastein would be a good place to start.
    These two satanically inspired Jewesses are rather too keen on butterfly tattoos…(see the Jewish satanist Mick Jagger…and his album “Tattoo You”)…butterflies are supposed to signify X y or z with these Satanic whackos so the sooner they are vaporized the better.
    The pop videos of these two cryptos are increasingly formulaic verging on pathetic.
    Grandistein is forever throwing her head back in faux ecstasy it is as though her head is fixed looking upward.Ditto Gagastein…….yep,all things considered one of these ancient cataclysms wouldn’t go amiss these days….and they would always give religo-maniacs new material to work with.

  17. If God existed He would be a She. Women give birth, give life. Not men.

  18. “…But Lot’s wife, behind him, looked back, and she became a pillar of salt…” Why did Lot’s wife turn into a pillar of salt simply because she looked back? Surly, she and the other members of her family would have been in as much danger had they looked back or not looked back!? It doesn’t make sense.

  19. Mcnulty – get real please. what planet are you on? it takes two to tango. women cannot conceive without being impregnated by a mans sperm for gawds sake.

  20. chasMick – think out of the box. Lot’s wife ‘tarried’ which means she delayed her departure.
    what destroyed these two cities and Lot’s wife was a from of nuclear weapon that incinerated everything. that confirmation is already to be seen on the ground.

  21. tresmegistus – It doesn’t say (in this article) Lot’s wife ‘tarried’; it says Lot’s wife “…behind him looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.” Suggesting she was immediately behind him. “But his (Lot’s) wife looked back from behind him and she became a pillar of salt.” – Genesis 19.26. King James bible. Also, a nuclear weapon would suggest the work of a technologically highly advanced, intelligent race of beings – perhaps extraterrestrial beings – and certainly not the people who lived during that period of time as mentioned in the biblical account; nor (in the literal sense!) would it be GOD – the ineffable, unknowable, divine spirit! The people of that time would have been in awe of extraterrestrial beings and would have described them as angels and gods, as they wouldn’t have the words to describe them in any other way! So, you might like to think…again!?

    P.S. At the moment, I’m reading David Icke’s book The Biggest Secret. It’s quiet an eye opener. It certainly gives the reader something to think about. If you like, you might find it can be downloaded online as a free PDF, or, alternatively, bought on Amazon-:)

  22. More utter bullshit from to explain an event that was most likely a nuclear device or maybe D.E.W. We are one of many incarnations on this earth plane. There were very advanced civilisations before us, of that there is no doubt.

  23. Lot’s wife was dragging her feet, so to speak. In other words, she hankered after the old ways. She got what she was pining after.

  24. tresmegistus – “…women cannot conceive without being impregnated by a man’s sperm…” Ever heard of cloning? It’s amazing what science can do nowadays! I think it’s time to for you to think again-:)