Hasn’t happened yet at any site in Israel or Jordan. A valid passport is required. Description. But Week 4 starting tomorrow looks really good, and the next week also looks OK. We’ll see. But there’s more geographical data in the Bible for Sodom’s location than for Jerusalem. The archeological team, directed by Steve Collins of New Mexico’s Trinity Southwest University, has been working for 10 years in the Jordan Valley. Hopefully this year. Chief Archaeologist & Director, Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project, Jordan, 2005 to present. Copyright 2019 Assist News. Steven Collins (PhD) is the senior archaeologist at the Tall el-Hammam (Sodom) Excavation Project (TeHeP), and the coauthor of Discovering the City of Sodom.He is the PhD program director of archaeology and biblical history at Veritas International University, and the distinguished consulting research professor of archaeology at Trinity Southwest University. Because of tightening restrictions by the Jordan Department of Antiquities it is necessary to start registration in order to have the paperwork complete, including individual security forms, ready to send to the DoA by August 31, 2019. When you sign up (by paying the participation fee) you must choose your dig week(s) within 48 hours by contacting Dr Glenda Austin by phone (505-332-4253) or by email (email@example.com). Discovering the City of Sodom: The Fascinating, True Account of the Old Testament’s Most Infamous City by Steven Collins and Latayne C. Scott goes into the decade-long excavation of a site in Jordan that Collins purposes the evidence points towards it being the location of the destroyed city. Steven Collins is known for his work on What on Earth? Archaeologist Steven Collins and Bible scholar Joseph M. Holden have spent decades making and researching those discoveries and now offer a wealth of information based on the latest findings. Each season TeHEP welcomes volunteers from around the world. If you or anybody else is willing to say that the location of Jerusalem is a theory, then you can use the word “theory” in relation to Sodom. Steven Collins Professor of Archaeology at Trinity Southwest University Albuquerque, New Mexico Area 11 connections. It was based on rigorous research and the archaeology has confirmed it from every possible angle. - rsr.org/camels It took about seven centuries for the soils to recover enough to allow agriculture to start again. It’s a dead subject. In the second half of the Middle Bronze Age, about 1700 BC, give or take a bit. Our passion is to glorify God by reporting on World Missions, the persecuted church, and stories and events that inspire our daily lives for Christ. Archaeologist Dr. Steven Collins believes that the Tall el-Hammam site in Jordan matches the descriptions of the ancient city of Sodom. The mode of destruction of the city is of great interest to everyone, including the National Geographic documentary that was filmed at the site back in October. That puts you on the eastern Kikkar northeast of the Dead Sea. The agricultural soils were destroyed, ripped right off the landscape. Jerusalem and the other cities mentioned in the Abraham stories didn’t exist then. However, they are struggling to solve a deep mystery. We have a lot of evidences of a high-heat event, and anomalous “signatures” in the MBA destruction layer that are consistent with a meteoritic airburst. Hard to find something when you’re looking in the wrong place! * Also from Real Science Radio: from rsr.org/archaeology see... They need a reason to believe. - rsr.org/exodus Bethel and Ai are about 14 miles west-northwest of Jericho. I did a detailed geographical analysis of the key biblical passage (Genesis 13) and it was quite clear: Sodom was northeast of the Dead Sea. Steven M. Collins has authored five books documenting the migrations, kingdoms, and locations of the biblical ten tribes of Israel after their exile from the Promised Land. Just click on over to digsodom.com to support or even to get involved with Dr. Collin's excavation! This is crucial. The archeological team, directed by Steve Collins of New Mexico’s Trinity Southwest University, has been working for 10 years in the Jordan Valley. ; Anthropology, Linguistics; University of New Mexico. You can spend time on the dig site at the ruins of Sodom for a couple days or longer in January, February, and March 2021. Dr. Gary A. Byers Dr. Byers is from Albuquerque, NM. That’s why it’s always mentioned first. Buried Secrets of the Bible with Albert Lin. On this point professor Aren Maeir once said to me that when caravans pass, dogs bark; but keep moving and the barks will fade away. These slots will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis. Like many Christians today in the academic world, Dr. Steven Collins felt pulled in different directions when it came to apparent conflicts between the Bible and scholarly research and theory—an intellectual crisis that inspired him to lay it all on the line as he set off to locate the lost city of Sodom. The Bible calls it the Kikkar! And with a new National Geographic television episode of Buried Secrets of the Bible (with Albert Lin) featuring Tall el-Hammam currently airing, I thought an interview conducted by John W. Moore, PhD, Professor of Historical Geography at Trinity Southwest University, would be an appropriate update on the Tal el-Hamman archeological excavation. HASHIMITE KINGDOM, JORDAN (ANS)— Dr. Steven Collins, Director of the School of Archeology at Veritas International University, is in his fourteenth season overseeing excavations at the Tall el-Hamman archeological site in Jordan. The answer, for Dr. Steven Collins, a professor of Biblical studies and apologetics at Trinity Southwest University, is yes. The Jordan Valley widens into a circular alluvial plain some 25 miles north of the Dead Sea. Look around. And we’d cover the Radiocarbon Project, too. You might even say perfectly accurate. Steven Collins (archaeologist) (born 9/11, 1950), co-director of the Tall el-Hammam Project, College of Archaeology, Trinity Southwest University Stephen Collins (journalist), from Ireland Stephen Collins (politician) (1847–1925), British Liberal politician, MP for Kennington - rsr.org/jericho Now, archaeologist Steven Collins believes he has found the remains of Sodom. That’s the Kikkar of the Jordan. But that’s how this project is funded. We always suspected a cosmic event like an “airburst” because that’s what Genesis 19 specifically says. Steven Collins (PhD) is the senior archaeologist at the Tall el-Hammam (Sodom) Excavation Project (TeHeP), and the coauthor of Discovering the City of Sodom.He is the PhD program director of archaeology and biblical history at Veritas International University, and the distinguished consulting research professor of archaeology at Trinity Southwest University. Anyone who still holds to that idea is simply, well, delusional. Steven Collins, Director of the School of Archeology at Veritas International University, is in his fourteenth season overseeing excavations at the Tall el-Hamman archeological site in Jordan. If you fail to do this your name will be moved to the end of the list. End of discussion! So, surpassing the goal would be good. Not that it wouldn’t be nice! The VIU Albuquerque site includes the Museum of Archaeology, designed to illuminate biblical history with pottery and objects from the ancient Near East. He has also written many articles on a variety of biblical topics, prophecy related to the modern tribes of Israel. There_s a lot of consultation through the day. Yes, of course. Tags: Archaeology Bible History. Archaeology is a slow process, and it takes a lot of time and money. Contact Dr. Steven Collins for more information, details, and requirements. That would be a rare event for the southern Levant. Dr. Steven Collins has been teaching Ancient Near Eastern archaeology and history at the graduate and doctoral levels, and working as a professional field archaeologist, for over 20 years. It was “founded” as a fortified city in the Early Bronze Age, in the 4th millennium BC. We did on-ground exploration and analysis for five years before that. * One of RSR's Most Important Programs EVER! Archaeology is the only means of showing the historical character of the Old Testament in particular. The more data we gather, the better. Abraham belongs to the Middle Bronze Age, after 1850 BC, when these cities and the other elements of Abraham’s story actually did exist. Dr Silvia can clue you in on this. And that’s pretty much the way it has gone. PLEASE NOTE: If you plan to participate for multiple weeks or the entire 6-week season, early sign-up is a must. From respected archaeologist Dr. Steven Collins and award-winning author Dr. Latayne C. Scott comes the fascinating, true account of the frustrating search and exciting excavation of the city the Bible calls Sodom, which scholars and others had “misplaced” for hundreds of years. There’s really no doubt about it. On Real Science Radio today Collins adds great corroboration to our previous interview with Dr. Phillip Silvia about the major Bronze Age city at this location. In this video you can hear archaeologist Steven Collins speak about the process that led him to this discovery. Besides, all the sites in that area were out of business by around 2500 BC, and that’s hundreds of years before the time of Abraham. Photo: Michael C. Luddeni. - Patterns of Evidence. Archeologist, Dr. Steven Collins Honored. Tall el-Hammam is about twelve miles northeast of the Dead Sea, directly opposite Jericho on the other side of the Jordan. Then he traveled eastward and pitched his tent as far as Sodom. On Real Science Radio today Collins adds great corroboration to our previous interview with Dr. Phillip Silvia about the major Bronze Age city at this location. Period. Registration for Season Fifteen of the Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project is now open! From the top of Tall el-Hammam Dr. Steven Collins describes how he located Sodom and Gomorrah and the five Cities of the Plain in the Old Testament. Collins made the discovery after combining clues from biblical … Museum. 2020 BLE Itinerary & Registration. Why are Iranian Muslims Converting to Christ? He’s a graduate of California State University, Stanislaus (BA), Veritas Seminary (MA), and is a Fellow at Oxford Graduate School (D.Phil.). Brian is a director of education and publishing in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I can’t think of a better-identified biblical city than Sodom at Tall el-Hammam. Katie and Aleah discuss the MBA tabun with Dr Collins. What were the 20 biggest stories of 2020…, Vietnam Denies Permission for Evangelicals to Hold Clergy…, Jihadist Militants Slaughter Christians in Congo, Indonesian Terrorist Group Behind Salvation Army Attack Identified, Trial begins for accused Sudan church arson attackers, Iran Alive Celebrates 10,000 Salvations Since May, Missionary Leaders Find God is ‘Faithful Through the…, Peter Wooding – Search of African Children’s Choir…, Strawberry Field – Major Kathy Versfeld (Podcast), Peter Wooding – Following Dad’s Footsteps (Podcast), Bryn Yemm – Welsh Singer from the Valleys…, Norma Wooding: Sweet Memories of my Childhood. The Gospel is our motivation. We have to understand these things in their ancient Near Eastern context. A valid passport is required. The answer, for Dr. Steven Collins, a professor of Biblical studies and apologetics at Trinity Southwest University, is yes. There isn’t anything down there that could possible connect up with the Sodom narratives of Abraham’s day. We would love to have you with us in 2020! Kikkar means “disk” or “circle,” not “valley” or “plain” as its usually translated. Since 2005, Collins and his team have been studying an archaeological site in the southern Jordan Valley known as Tall el-Hammam . It's a bit different to promote these to an RSR listener, but of course, we all should be versed on such vital matters! But our supporters have been really faithful. How was it destroyed? HIs writing interests cover three broad areas in philosophy known as the transcendentals: truth, beauty, and goodness. And the critical voices have died down considerably, for the simple reason that we’ve answered every possible objection with facts and hard data. Steven Collins is a Distinguished Professor of Archaeology at Trinity Southwest University and a Visiting Professor of Archaeology at Veritas Evangelical Seminary, and is most well known for being the chief archaeologist at the Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project in the Jordan, an excavation project at the ancient site of Tall el-Hammam, which has been identified with the biblical Sodom. They’re authentically Mesopotamian in this way, and show that the text actually comes from the Bronze Age and was not “made up” in a much later era. The VIU Albuquerque site includes the Museum of Archaeology, designed to illuminate biblical history with pottery and objects from the ancient Near East. I don’t call it the Kikkar. Slow News Day... No, No News Day... 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Dr Collins and Dr Byers assess the MBA situation in UA.7HH. That would be fantastic! Dr Silvia and the researchers working on this will be publishing a major article soon. Steven Collins is a veteran archeologist and he has plenty to say against the crackpots and misguided adventurers whose escapades in the Middle East pose as archeological discoveries. He is Director of the School of Archaeology at Veritas International University, and serves as Consulting Research Professor in the College of Archaeology, Trinity Southwest University. All we can do is try to get the word out as best we can. About. The BLE is open to all degree programs. (2015), Ancient X-Files (2010) and The Road to Rome: Tracing the Steps of Paul the Apostle (2007). Lot could see all the Kikkar of the Jordan from there. It is possible that the 38 available volunteer slots will fill up within only a few days, so look at your calendar, make your plans, and get signed up for Season Fifteen. Want to visit the ruins of Sodom? “Jordan” means “descending”; that is, of the fresh water, and it dies when it reaches the Dead Sea. Dr. Collins' Discovering the City of Sodom, published by Simon & Schuster's Howard Books, gets accolades from the director of the archaeological dig at Gath in the West Bank, Aren Maeir, from the archaeological architect of the digs at the Western Wall and Southern Wall of the Temple Mount and the Jewish Quarter Excavations of the Old City of Jerusalem Leen Ritmeyer, and the University of Liverpool emeritus professor of Hebrew and Ancient Semitic Languages Alan Millard. ARCHAEOLOGY OF JORDAN ON WIKIPEDIA List compiled by Francesco M. Benedettucci Dear friends and colleagues, below you can find a list of links to many Wikipedia entries referring to Jordan's archaeology, which I have collected in recent years. Our plan is to keep excavating as long as we can. Steven M. Collins has authored five books documenting the migrations, kingdoms, and locations of the biblical ten tribes of Israel after their exile from the Promised Land. Sometimes I think people feel that we’re always pounding them for money, and I hate that. The BLE is open to all degree programs. Harvest Handbook of Apologetics, with a contribution on archeology by Dr. Collins. Personally, I’d like to find an archive from the Middle Bronze Age. And anyway, they were all too small and marginal to be the prosperous Cities of the Kikkar. So, you must do three things to be a volunteer in Season Fifteen: first, pay your participation fee; second, declare your dig weeks within 48 hours; third, have your paperwork and security form on Dr Austin’s desk within 30 days. That tends to happen when a lot of ink is spilled on this kind of subject, but no qualifying site is ever discovered. Of course, you have to keep them their ancient context and let them say what they say in their own way and not superimpose modern ideas on them. Contact Dr. Steven Collins for more information, details, and requirements. Dr. Steven Collins Dr. Collins is from Albuquerque, NM and is the TeHEP Co-Director; Chief Archaeologist and the Dean of the College of Archaeology, Veritas International University and Consulting Research Professor, Trinity Southwest University. We’re making it, but I’m concerned that we’re still just short of the season goal. After 10 years of digging, archaeologist Steven Collins, of Trinity Southwest University of New Mexico, and his team believe they have discovered the location of Biblical Sodom in the Southern Jordan Valley in Jordan, about 14 kilometers northeast of the Dead Sea.
A skeptical, unbelieving world needs evidence. But still about 95% of the people on our Update email list have yet to contribute anything financially to TeHEP. In the article “Where Is Sodom?” archaeologist Steven Collins, using clues from the Biblical geography of Genesis 13 together with archaeological evidence from the site of Tall el-Hammam (pictured), argues that Biblical tradition located Sodom in a fertile area northeast of the Dead Sea. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Dr. Steven Collins is a distinguished professor of Archaeology at Trinity Southwest University in Albuquerque and is also dean of the school’s College of Archaeology & Biblical History. So, it was a no-brainer, really. Most scholars thought it was a myth. No "fake news" here. He has also written many articles on a variety of biblical topics, prophecy related to the modern tribes of Israel. Credit to Apologetics Canada Credentials of Dr. Steven Collins: 1972, B.U.S. All Right Reserved. Archaeologist, Dr. Steven Collins directs the Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project in Jordan, the likely site of biblical Sodom. Albuquerque's Museum of Archaeology & Biblical History will house many of the artifacts from the Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project in Jordan, which archaeologist Steven Collins … That’s what the pottery says, and that’s also what the radiocarbon dates say. His latest book, Discovering the City of Sodom (Howard Books/Simon & Schuster 2013; co-authored with Dr. Latayne C. Scott), documents the … We’d love to have a seven-figure patron, but that hasn’t happened and we’re fine with that. Sodom was the queen of Bronze Age cities in “the Land of the Kikkar.”. But it’s hard to make us old guys go away! Of all the Bronze Age cities on the eastern Kikkar, Tall el-Hammam is the largest by several orders of magnitude. I guess a lot of people don’t see the point of it – archaeology that is. The Sodom narratives make it clear that Sodom itself was the largest of all the Kikkar cities. No, I don’t. Completely. Discovering the City of Sodom by Dr. Steven Collins and Latayne Scott. Credit to Apologetics Canada Credentials of Dr. Steven Collins: 1972, B.U.S. In a nutshell, the Genesis patriarchal lifespan numbers were base-60 honorific formulas, not base-10 arithmetic values. JM How do you know when it was destroyed? Assist News mobilizes Christians to intervene on behalf of the persecuted church. - rsr.org/pharaoh Photo: Michael C. Luddeni. 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The proposal that Sodom has been found on the northeastern side of the Dead Sea has been around for a decade or so, but with the publication of an article by Steven Collins this month it will receive the widest hearing to date. And how’s that working out? Though it incorporates current ancient Near Eastern studies and archaeology, this Handbook takes advantage of the most recent information from all the biblical and scientific disciplines upon which it touches. The terms ‘minimalists’ and ‘maximalists’ are now … Secular archaeologists agree with Dr. Steven Collins. If you fail to do this your name will automatically be moved to the end of the list. But it was pretty simple. ANS was founded by Dan Wooding to inform, educate, and inspire about all that God is doing in today's culture. You must also have your dig paperwork and security form in the TSU office within 30 days of paying the participation fee. Trinity Southwest University, College of Archaeoloy. Yes, but we’ve done the best we could. And it was there in a big way! We’re praying for a full, hard-pressing week. The 2020 season dates are 26 January through 5 March. Steven Collins (born September 11, 1950) is an American professor with the College of Archaeology at the unaccredited Trinity Southwest University in Albuquerque, New Mexico, an institution that states that biblical scripture is the "divinely inspired representation of reality given by God to humankind, speaking with absolute authority in all matters upon which it touches". his link contains short commentaries written by Steven Collins concerning such subjects as the “Star of Bethlehem” and the “Visit of the Wise Men/Magi” along with comments and exchanges about these topics. Media Outlet. From respected archaeologist Dr. Steven Collins and award-winning author Dr. Latayne C. Scott comes the fascinating, true account of the frustrating search and exciting excavation of the city the Bible calls Sodom, which scholars and others had “misplaced” for hundreds of years. For example, if Week 3 fills up quickly before you register (which it tends to do), then the most you will be able to do are the two weeks before or after Week 3. Literally, if everyone on our emailing list donated $50 each year we’d be able to raise our season budgets by 50%. So, given the right date for the Exodus, the archaeology at Jericho works. We’ve lost a few dig days. In the time of Abraham, everything above ground in this city of Sodom was obliterated in an explosive aerial burst of intense heat that demolished the buildings exploding countless clay pots and melting many portions of the resulting potsherds into glass. That’s just an archaeological fact. Today's BEL Resource: Many in our science audience have never noticed our Government Department in our KGOV Store. This thing wasn’t a flash-in-the-pan. Keeping up with the many exciting discoveries at and around Tall el-Hammam is a big task due to the large-scale nature of the Project. That’s the old Bishop Ussher chronology that I mentioned before. And it’s the only one that’s ever mentioned by itself, not in a list behind Sodom as the others always are. Really, for a full answer to this the book Discovering the City of Sodom that Simon and Schuster published gives all the details. 1975, M.Div. 1975, M.Div. What have you learned about that? For each dig week there are 38 volunteer slots available. Then around 1400 BC it was rebuilt on a smaller scale, but fortified, and was destroyed during the 14th century, the final end of Bronze Age Jericho. I thought it might be helpful for readers of Biblical Archaeology Review to know where to go for another perspective. Not much, but we need every penny of that, and then some, because our local labor costs went up from 12 dinars per day to 15, something we didn’t anticipate. Then it was continuously a Bronze Age city-state until it was destroyed. When the number of volunteers reaches 38 for a given week, that week will be closed and no additional participants will be accepted for that week. Big-Tech silences Trump — Will Christians and Israel be next. Steven Collins has been researching and lecturing in the field of Near Eastern archeology, biblical studies, and apologetics for more than 30 years. (Credit: Wiki Commons) After 10 years of digging, archaeologist Steven Collins, of Trinity Southwest University of New Mexico, and his team believe they have discovered the location of Biblical Sodom in the Southern Jordan Valley in Jordan, about 14 kilometers northeast of the Dead Sea. Steven Collins is a distinguished professor of Archaeology at Trinity Southwest University in Albuquerque and is also dean of the school’s College of Archaeology & Biblical History. Take the Bible on faith and ignore the fight that’s going on over its historical veracity. No argument against this. There was no volcanism in the region at all in historic times, not in the past fifteen thousand years at least. Steven Collins, PhD, is among the world's foremost biblical archaeologists, and has logged over 25 excavation seasons in Israel, Palestine, and Jordan. He claims he may have located Sodom. In the article “Where Is Sodom?” archaeologist Steven Collins, using clues from the Biblical geography of Genesis 13 together with archaeological evidence from the site of Tall el-Hammam (pictured), argues that Biblical tradition located Sodom in a fertile area northeast of the Dead Sea. The catastrophe left the richly arable land salt saturated and non-arable and abandoned for the next five centuries. But the end result is worth it, especially for those interested in the biblical world and its historicity. HASHIMITE KINGDOM, JORDAN (ANS)—Dr. He claims he may have located Sodom . Since 2005, Collins and his team have been studying an archaeological site in the southern Jordan Valley known as Tall el-Hammam. Check him out at: wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Nixon, In this latest podcast, Dan Wooding interviews his son, Peter, about his recent trip to the east […], Dan Wooding interviews his old friend, Ray Barnett, about the book they wrote together called […], Dan Wooding interviews this South African-born Salvation Army leader about the exciting new […], Dan Wooding interviews his younger son, Peter, about how he is following in his Dad’s footsteps […], Individual
Biblical archaeologist Dr. Steven Collins has been convincing a lot of secular archaeologists that the ruins of Sodom are located exactly where Genesis 13 locates that historical city. The few who still doubt it are stuck on the old “mythical” Ussher chronology that puts Abraham in the 22nd and 21st centuries BC. But it’s impossible to put the story back then. It was part of his doctoral dissertation. Support Aleteia! Then we went looking. They’re all in Genesis 13:1-12. We’ve lost the culture. by Brian Nixon January 22, 2020. 100% of the Kikkar of the Jordan is north of the Dead Sea. Museum. Come dig into the biblical world with us! As TV documentaries, books, and a recent chapter in the Harvest Handbook of Apologetics states, the evidence that Tall el-Hammam is the site of Sodom is mounting with each season. It’s a complicated subject. Soil science. Join to Connect. I was much younger then! - rsr.org/flood And all the cities in the area also went off-line at the same time, and they all, including Tall el-Hammam, stayed unoccupied for about 700 years. - rsr.org/sodom (2020 and 2018 with Dr. Silvia) By: Steven Collins The relationship between archaeology and the Bible has been a much-debated topic over the last 25 years. There, we are featuring our classic God's Criminal Justice System seminar and our important videos God and the Death Penalty, Live from Las Vegas, and Bob on Drugs DVDs, and our powerhouse Focus on the Strategy resources! Dr. Steven Collins has been teaching Ancient Near Eastern archaeology and history at the graduate and doctoral levels, and working as a professional field archaeologist, for over 20 years. Biblical archaeologist Dr. Steven Collins has been convincing a lot of secular archaeologists that the ruins of Sodom are located exactly where Genesis 13 locates that historical city. This is our fourteenth season. Description From respected archaeologist Dr. Steven Collins and award-winning author Dr. Latayne C. Scott comes the fascinating, true account of the frustrating search and exciting excavation of the city the Bible calls Sodom, which scholars and others had “misplaced” for hundreds of years.