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. HASHIMITE KINGDOM, JORDAN (ANS)—Dr. Description. Chief Archaeologist & Director, Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project, Jordan, 2005 to present. Sodom was the queen of Bronze Age cities in “the Land of the Kikkar.”. 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. All Right Reserved. The VIU Albuquerque site includes the Museum of Archaeology, designed to illuminate biblical history with pottery and objects from the ancient Near East. Join to Connect. 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. 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. There isn’t anything down there that could possible connect up with the Sodom narratives of Abraham’s day. Contact Dr. Steven Collins for more information, details, and requirements. Not that it wouldn’t be nice! The agricultural soils were destroyed, ripped right off the landscape. Yes, but we’ve done the best we could. It was based on rigorous research and the archaeology has confirmed it from every possible angle. The catastrophe left the richly arable land salt saturated and non-arable and abandoned for the next five centuries. Brian Nixon is a writer, artist, musician, educator, and family man. We did on-ground exploration and analysis for five years before that. 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. He’s a graduate of California State University, Stanislaus (BA), Veritas Seminary (MA), and is a Fellow at Oxford Graduate School (D.Phil.). Support Aleteia! Hopefully this year. Media Outlet. That’s the old Bishop Ussher chronology that I mentioned before. Archaeology is the only means of showing the historical character of the Old Testament in particular. The few who still doubt it are stuck on the old “mythical” Ussher chronology that puts Abraham in the 22nd and 21st centuries BC. 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. It was “founded” as a fortified city in the Early Bronze Age, in the 4th millennium BC. He claims he may have located 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. You must also have your dig paperwork and security form in the TSU office within 30 days of paying the participation fee. It took about seven centuries for the soils to recover enough to allow agriculture to start again. We always suspected a cosmic event like an “airburst” because that’s what Genesis 19 specifically says. 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. “Jordan” means “descending”; that is, of the fresh water, and it dies when it reaches the Dead Sea. However, they are struggling to solve a deep mystery. I guess a lot of people don’t see the point of it – archaeology that is. Harvest Handbook of Apologetics, with a contribution on archeology by Dr. Collins. A valid passport is required. You might even say perfectly accurate. Yes, of course. But our supporters have been really faithful. That’s just an archaeological fact. 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. Dr Silvia can clue you in on this. 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. 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. Since 2005, Collins and his team have been studying an archaeological site in the southern Jordan Valley known as Tall el-Hammam . Archaeologist Dr. Steven Collins believes that the Tall el-Hammam site in Jordan matches the descriptions of the ancient city of Sodom. Museum. HIs writing interests cover three broad areas in philosophy known as the transcendentals: truth, beauty, and goodness. 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. About. Museum. Completely. 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. Archeologist, Dr. Steven Collins Honored. That’s what Christianity has mostly done over the past hundred years. * Also from Real Science Radio: from rsr.org/archaeology see... Jerusalem and the other cities mentioned in the Abraham stories didn’t exist then. 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. That tends to happen when a lot of ink is spilled on this kind of subject, but no qualifying site is ever discovered. If you fail to do this your name will be moved to the end of the list. Tall el-Hammam is about twelve miles northeast of the Dead Sea, directly opposite Jericho on the other side of the Jordan. Photo: Michael C. Luddeni. But the end result is worth it, especially for those interested in the biblical world and its historicity. A skeptical, unbelieving world needs evidence. - rsr.org/camels 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. 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. By: Steven Collins The relationship between archaeology and the Bible has been a much-debated topic over the last 25 years. Slow News Day... No, No News Day... No, Dead News Day, Hearing out the guy who called Bob a heretic, Cancel Culture at NIH and their Target on RSR, Cancel Culture at NIH and their Troublemaker on BEL, Major creation group extends olive branch to Walt Brown's supporters, Trump and Bob Make the Case for Election Fraud. It’s all in the book! Of all the Bronze Age cities on the eastern Kikkar, Tall el-Hammam is the largest by several orders of magnitude. Period. But it’s impossible to put the story back then. The answer, for Dr. Steven Collins, a professor of Biblical studies and apologetics at Trinity Southwest University, is yes. Hasn’t happened yet at any site in Israel or Jordan. That’s what the pottery says, and that’s also what the radiocarbon dates say. That would be a rare event for the southern Levant. 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. Why are Iranian Muslims Converting to Christ? Then he traveled eastward and pitched his tent as far as Sodom. That’s the Kikkar of the Jordan. They’re all in Genesis 13:1-12. For each dig week there are 38 volunteer slots available. Katie and Aleah discuss the MBA tabun with Dr Collins. Credit to Apologetics Canada Credentials of Dr. Steven Collins: 1972, B.U.S. 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 And that’s pretty much the way it has gone. 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 … 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. The Kikkar of the Jordan was visible from the area of Bethel and Ai where Abraham and Lot we camped. Just click on over to digsodom.com to support or even to get involved with Dr. Collin's excavation! Bethel and Ai are about 14 miles west-northwest of Jericho. They need a reason to believe. 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. He has also written many articles on a variety of biblical topics, prophecy related to the modern tribes of Israel. Then it was continuously a Bronze Age city-state until it was destroyed. Look around. ; Anthropology, Linguistics; University of New Mexico. 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. Secular archaeologists agree with Dr. Steven Collins. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. JM How do you know when it was destroyed? The answer, for Dr. Steven Collins, a professor of Biblical studies and apologetics at Trinity Southwest University, is yes. Brian is a director of education and publishing in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We’re making it, but I’m concerned that we’re still just short of the season goal. 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. 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. Sodom located! It's a bit different to promote these to an RSR listener, but of course, we all should be versed on such vital matters! The archeological team, directed by Steve Collins of New Mexico’s Trinity Southwest University, has been working for 10 years in the Jordan Valley. In a nutshell, the Genesis patriarchal lifespan numbers were base-60 honorific formulas, not base-10 arithmetic values. This thing wasn’t a flash-in-the-pan. - rsr.org/sodom (2020 and 2018 with Dr. Silvia) ; Anthropology, Linguistics; University of New Mexico. But it’s hard to make us old guys go away! 2020 BLE Itinerary & Registration. 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. All we can do is try to get the word out as best we can. And anyway, they were all too small and marginal to be the prosperous Cities of the Kikkar. The 2020 season dates are 26 January through 5 March. 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. What have you learned about that? 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. Come dig into the biblical world with us! Each season TeHEP welcomes volunteers from around the world. Soil science. At some point TeHEP will pass into younger hands. If you fail to do this your name will automatically be moved to the end of the list. * One of RSR's Most Important Programs EVER! That matches the mention of the Cities of the Kikkar in Genesis 10, by the way. No. I can’t think of a better-identified biblical city than Sodom at Tall el-Hammam. Personally, I’d like to find an archive from the Middle Bronze Age. That would be fantastic! 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. A valid passport is required. 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. 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. But in this case, it was simply that people had badly misunderstood the text or ignored it. 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. In this video you can hear archaeologist Steven Collins speak about the process that led him to this discovery. Assist News mobilizes Christians to intervene on behalf of the persecuted church. 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. 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 Buried Secrets of the Bible with Albert Lin. Copyright 2019 Assist News. Dr. Gary A. Byers Dr. Byers is from Albuquerque, NM. His latest book, Discovering the City of Sodom (Howard Books/Simon & Schuster 2013; co-authored with Dr. Latayne C. Scott), documents the … The Jordan Valley widens into a circular alluvial plain some 25 miles north 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. The more data we gather, the better. Dr Collins and Dr Byers assess the MBA situation in UA.7HH. That’s why it’s always mentioned first. But still about 95% of the people on our Update email list have yet to contribute anything financially to TeHEP. The Bible calls it the Kikkar! Biblical geography is amazingly accurate. Literally, if everyone on our emailing list donated $50 each year we’d be able to raise our season budgets by 50%. Contact Dr. Steven Collins for more information, details, and requirements. There was no volcanism in the region at all in historic times, not in the past fifteen thousand years at least. We’ve lost a few dig days. The VIU Albuquerque site includes the Museum of Archaeology, designed to illuminate biblical history with pottery and objects from the ancient Near East. Steven Collins, PhD, is among the world's foremost biblical archaeologists, and has logged over 25 excavation seasons in Israel, Palestine, and Jordan. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. 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. 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. 1975, M.Div. Steven Collins, Self: What on Earth?. But that’s how this project is funded. So, given the right date for the Exodus, the archaeology at Jericho works. He claims he may have located Sodom . 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. 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. It’s a complicated subject. Now, archaeologist Steven Collins believes he has found the remains of Sodom. Kikkar means “disk” or “circle,” not “valley” or “plain” as its usually translated. Photo: Michael C. Luddeni. Steven Collins is known for his work on What on Earth? But Week 4 starting tomorrow looks really good, and the next week also looks OK. We’ll see. Others simply had it in the wrong place, which supported those who doubted its existence. It was part of his doctoral dissertation. - rsr.org/jericho Anyone who still holds to that idea is simply, well, delusional. 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. How was it destroyed? Big-Tech silences Trump — Will Christians and Israel be next. The BLE is open to all degree programs. 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. 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. And we’d cover the Radiocarbon Project, too. - rsr.org/pharaoh These slots will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis. Jericho remained unoccupied for about 300 years following its MBA destruction. Archaeologist, Dr. Steven Collins directs the Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project in Jordan, the likely site of biblical Sodom. 100% of the Kikkar of the Jordan is north of the Dead Sea. 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". However, they are struggling to solve a deep mystery. No, I don’t. 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. Discovering the City of Sodom by Dr. Steven Collins and Latayne Scott. Take the Bible on faith and ignore the fight that’s going on over its historical veracity. - Patterns of Evidence. End of discussion! Today's BEL Resource: Many in our science audience have never noticed our Government Department in our KGOV Store. I thought it might be helpful for readers of Biblical Archaeology Review to know where to go for another perspective. 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Archaeology is a slow process, and it takes a lot of time and money. We fixed that. * City Discovered! We’d love to have a seven-figure patron, but that hasn’t happened and we’re fine with that. - rsr.org/flood And how’s that working out? But there’s more geographical data in the Bible for Sodom’s location than for Jerusalem. 1975, M.Div. We’ve lost the culture. We would love to have you with us in 2020! 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. Want to visit the ruins of Sodom? I don’t call it the Kikkar. Collins made the discovery after combining clues from biblical … And it’s the only one that’s ever mentioned by itself, not in a list behind Sodom as the others always are. We have to understand these things in their ancient Near Eastern context. 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 (admin@tsu-edu.us). The BLE is open to all degree programs. 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. Our plan is to keep excavating as long as we can. ANS was founded by Dan Wooding to inform, educate, and inspire about all that God is doing in today's culture. 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. Thus, the Jordan, “the descending,” ends at that point, the lowest spot on the earth’s surface. Curator, TSU Museum of Archaeology, 2001 to present. Tags: Archaeology Bible History. So, surpassing the goal would be good. Registration for Season Fifteen of the Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project is now open! Stay tuned for that. 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. 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. He has also written many articles on a variety of biblical topics, prophecy related to the modern tribes of Israel. So, it was a no-brainer, really. Audience Engagements Soars for Christian TV in the... 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