Cities Sodom & Gomorrah Struck by Comet

Bridget Mulroy

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Biblical depictions of a comet.(RomoloTavani/iStock)

Infamously provocative cities, Sodom and Gomora have been biblically depicted as sinful. As the story from the book of Genesis tells, they were destroyed by sulfur and fire with three other cities. Both the New, and Old Testaments also depict this story.

Tall el-Hammam is an archeological site in Jordan, a country bordering the Dead Sea. Scientists at Tall el-Hammam have discovered viable evidence that will challenge previous knowledge on how the cities were destroyed. Scientists have deduced destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah was at the mercy of a comet.

According to Religion News, scientists have been able to confirm the event took place in 1650 B.C. While other religious scholars have challenged this theory, the evidence is quite convincing.

“In a layer of ancient earth, archaeologists claim to have found evidence of an apocalyptic event: Melted rooftops. [Disintegrated] pottery. Unusual patterns in the rock formations [that] can be associated with intense heat. For another three to six centuries after 1650 B.C., the settlement’s 100 acres lay fallow,” from a report on the study by Religion News.

The Dead Sea and its surrounding areas are a golden ground. Locationally speaking, the area is one of the most sacred places on the planet – regardless of religious affiliation.

The Dead Sea is actually a large lake, and one its most notable features is its salinity. East of Israel, west of Palestine, bordering Jordan, the Dead Sea is one of the saltiest places on the planet.

While the shrine of mystery around religious history remains, scientists are intrigued now by the discoveries made in Jordan.

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Working formerly as a ghostwriter for a well-known New York magazine, Bridget Mulroy won two prestigious writing awards. As a writer, she takes a keen interest in topics that impact people's lives and will leave no stone unturned to share a story. Each of Bridget Mulroy's publications on the NewsBreak platform explores change and encourages readers to think beyond the limitations of the world they thought they knew.

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