SODOM AND GOMORRAH
||RON WYATT'S ORIGINAL
DISCOVERED SODOM AND GOMORRAH DVD
Exciting, visual evidence of the actual ashen remains of these
cities. Experience the discovery of the brimstone still
remaining in the ash as positive evidence of the Biblical
account. Maps and Biblical references.
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|Almost four thousand years ago, a cataclysmic
event took place which literally changed the face of the earth.
Approximately eight hundred square miles of the world’s most
fertile and productive acreage was destroyed by the greatest and
most devastating fire in earth’s recorded history. Turning the
cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes God condemned them with
an overthrow, making them an example, or visual example, unto
those that after should live ungodly; Today the results of that
devastating fire can plainly be seen throughout the Rift Valley
of Israel and Jordan. Along the Western shores of the Dead Sea,
the ashen remains of Sodom and Gomorrah bear witness of the
ancient inferno which burned with FERVENT HEAT. Join Richard
Rives, president of Wyatt Archaeological Research, on an
expedition through the plains of Israel and Jordan as the pages
of Biblical history come alive. FERVENT HEAT - Sodom and
Gomorrah The 80 page Book and 1 Hour DVD Documentary detailing
the Biblical Record, Philosophical Criticism, The Discovery of
Ash and Brimstone, Exploration in Israel and Jordan, Laboratory
Analysis, Site Survey, and the Prophetic Significance
The location of these cities, along with the other cities of the
plain, has long been the subject of speculation and search. As most
people who keep up with this type of thing know, there are several
prevalent theories. One is that the cities are today under the waters of
the southern tip of the Dead Sea. Another is that they are located on
the Jordanian shore of the Dead Sea on a plateau where 5 archaeological
sites have been located. However, these 5 sites are 500 feet above the
plain on a plateau, not the plain as is so specifically stated in the
Bible. Also, they are far too small to have been cities- the largest was
10 acres and the next was 2 acres.
Searching for the locations of these cities was never an intention of
Ron's. But from 1978 on, Ron made many, many trips along the Israeli
coast of the Dead Sea as he traveled to the various sites he worked on,
and in the early 1980's he was suddenly struck by the strange appearance
of some "formations" he passed. They looked to him like city walls and
buildings, only whitish in color. For many years, he did nothing about
his suspicions but in 1989, I received a call from him while he was in
Israel in which he told me he thought he had located the 5 sites. He
described their locations and asked me to do some research into what the
Bible said regarding their locations. He told me the sites were not
concentrated at the southern end of the Dead Sea but instead were spread
out over many, many miles,- from just below the southern tip of the Dead
Sea to about 10 or so miles above the northern tip. In the past,
he had just driven past and noticed 4 areas, but this trip he had driven
further north, seeing if there was a 5th. There was.
Also, he and his crew had driven into one of the whitish areas and
discovered something that convinced Ron that these whitish colored
formations weren't just geological. He found a spot where a road had
been cut through some of the whitish material and where the fresh cut
was, the freshly exposed interior of the material displayed a layering
effect which swirled in such a manner as to make it obvious that these
weren't the usual geological layers.
Where Were the Sites Located?
In searching the Bible for clues to their locations, I found the
verse where 4 of the cities were mentioned as forming part of the
boundaries of the Canaanites:
GEN 10:19 And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as
thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, and
Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.
In viewing a map, it seemed strange that Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and
Zeboim would each be listed if they were all in the same general
location, at the south end of the Dead Sea. It seemed logical that the
cities were to be located along at least "some" distance to all be
included in this Biblical description of the borders of Canaan.
Not Located according to Traditional Thought
Ron's description of the location of the sites he had found were,
indeed, scattered over a distance of over 50 or more miles, a concept
that seemed pretty fantastic at first. Of course, I was familiar with
the accepted theories that the cities were all grouped together and had
never considered that this was incorrect. So I noted each location on
the map, as he had described them. But it was the location of the last
site, which would have been Zeboim, that I found the most incredible. He
had said it was several miles above the northern end of the Dead Sea,
past Jericho. I searched the Bible for any clues and found a most
exciting one in 1 Samuel:
1SA 13:16 And Saul, and Jonathan his son, and the people that
were present with them, abode in Gibeah of Benjamin: but THE PHILISTINES
ENCAMPED IN MICHMASH. 17 And the spoilers came out of the camp of the
Philistines in three companies: one company turned unto the way that
leadeth to Ophrah, unto the land of Shual: 18 And another company turned
the way to Bethhoron: and ANOTHER COMPANY TURNED TO THE WAY OF THE
BORDER THAT LOOKETH TO THE VALLEY OF ZEBOIM TOWARD THE WILDERNESS.
Examining a map, I saw that this description of the Philistines
coming out of Michmash had one company going north, one going west, and
the last one heading directly east- and the one heading east to the
Valley called "Zeboim" was heading to the same place that Ron found the
last site! It made perfect sense that the name of the city was preserved
throughout the years even though the city was long ago destroyed, just
as Mt. Sodom even today still bears the name "Sodom". Israel had
displaced the Canaanites- Zeboiim was a border city of Canaan, and now
it's ashen remains were a border of Israel.
There are those who are trying to discredit the sites of
Sodom and Gomorrah by various means, such as trying to claim that sulfur
balls are found in other places along the Jordan Valley. Actually, other
researchers have found them more distant from but yet adjacent to the
ashen remains. In fact, for purposes of argument, let's say that sulfur
is found in balls in Timbuktu (even though we haven't found that to be
the case). The fact is that NO ONE has been able to find any sulfur
balls that are encased in capsules that have been on fire, most
especially not in areas that are solid ash.
The sulfur (brimstone) found in these ashen remains is
completely unique in the fact that these balls of sulfur are enclosed in
crystalline "capsules". Broken open, these capsules display red and
black rings. In the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985), Vol. 13, p. 816, it
talks about the color changes as sulfur is heated: The colour also
changes, deepening from yellow to dark red, and, finally, to black at
about 250 degrees C (280 degrees F). The variations in both colour and
viscosity are considered to result in changes in the molecular
After the burning balls of sulfur had completely
consumed their directed targets (the cities), the molten (liquid) sulfur
on the outermost section of the burning ball began to cool. In the same
encyclopedia referenced above, Vol IX, p. 660, we read of the process by
which the crystalline capsules were formed: Monoclinic, or prismatic,
sulfur, which is obtained when liquid sulfur is cooled slowly, consists
of long, needle-like crystals.
And this is exactly what is found all through the ashen
remains- sulfur balls surrounded by crystalline capsules of slowly
cooled once-burning sulfur.
5 Sites on the Eastern Side of the Dead Sea?
Then, there is the popular theory that the 5 sites found
on the plateau on the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea are the sites of
Sodom and Gomorrah. (See BAR Sept./Oct. 1980, pp. 27-36.) There are
several reasons- IF you believe the Biblical account- that these sites
do not qualify.
The first reason is simply this- they are not "in the
plain" but instead on the plateau, some 500 feet above the plain. When
William Albright and Melvin Kyle discovered the site of Bab ed-Dra in
1924, they understood immediately that this site was not a candidate for
Sodom, Gomorrah or any of the cities of the plain:
"It is most emphatically not a city, but rather a
temporary encampment, like Gilgal, or perhaps rather like the somewhat
shadowy Baal-peor of Moab. Since the plain of Bab ed-Dra is not suitable
for cultivation, and is high above the gorge of the Seil ed-Dra, it
would in any case be a very unsatisfactory place for a town. As a
festival site for the inhabitants of the oases below it is admirable,
since it is situated on the first convenient rise of terrain above the
central oasis of el-Mezra`ah, some five hundred feet above the level of
the Dead Sea." ("The Archaeology of Palestine and the Bible" by
William Foxwell Albright, 1932, p. 136.)
These sites show evidence of being burned, but they are
NOT ash, as the Bible indicates Sodom & Gomorrah were. In fact, there is
a tremendous amount of artifacts present at these sites, including
carbonized grapes which still have their skins.
The 2nd reason that these sites don't qualify as
candidates for the cities of the plain is their size- the largest site,
Bab ed-Dra is just 10 acres, while Numeira is only 2! Think about it-
that's not large enough to even qualify as SMALL towns. The evidence
shows that these sites were indeed high places, or places visited by
pilgrims. The cemetary at Bab ed-Dra is said to contain over 20,000
graves which hold over 500,000 people. Could that many people live in a
10 acre town? Of course not. But the possibility that they were high
places and cemeteries of the cities of the plain is a possibility in our
opinion. With the cities completely destroyed, perhaps God allowed their
cemeteries and high places to remain as a testimony of the fact that an
extremely large population once lived in the area.
Dr. Kyle, in his book on the exploration of the area,
"Now, brimstone is brimstone, even though used in a
miracle. And a region on which brimstone was rained will show brimstone.
Well, it does; we picked up pure sulfur, in pieces as big as the end of
my thumb. It is mixed with the marl of the mountains on the west side of
the sea, and now is to be found scattered along the shore of the sea
even on the east side, some four or five miles distant from the ledge
that contains the stratum. It has somehow scattered far and wide over
this Plain." (Explorations at Sodom", by Dr. Melvin Grove Kyle,
1928, pp. 52-53.)
Dr. Kyle described the area of Sodom and Gomorrah
perfectly, except he called the ashen remains, "marl", which is an
earthy deposit used as fertilizer for soils deficient in lime. Dr. Kyle
and his expedition members were looking for the sites at the southern
end of the Dead Sea, based not on fact but on popular conception. Yet,
they passed right by the true sites. Why didn't they notice them?
Perhaps it just wasn't God's time.
Ron Wyatt's discoveries include Noah's
Ark, Sodom and Gomorrah, The Red Sea
Crossing, Mt. Sinai, the Ark of the
Covenant and How the Pyramids were
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Ron Wyatt is credited by the Turkish
Government with the discovery of Noah's
Ark. He has also made other very
important discoveries relating to
Biblical archaeology: including the
discovery of Sodom and Gomorrah, The Red
Sea Crossing, Mt. Sinai in Arabia and
The Ark of the Covenant.
Many explorers have looked
on Mt. Ararat
for the remains of Noah's Ark. The
Bible however, does not say that
Noah's Ark landed
Mt. Ararat. It says that Noah's
Ark landed upon the
of Ararat. (mountains plural) An
examination of the Hebrew manuscripts of
Genesis reveals that actual wordage is
that Noah's Ark landed upon the
mountains of Urartu. (The whole
mountainous region in far eastern
Turkey. Ron Wyatt discovered the
remains of a fossilized boat constructed
of gopher wood and an anchorstone in the
mountains of far eastern Turkey which
the Turkish government and their
scientists believe to be the actual
remains of Noah's Ark.
The Bible tells us that Sodom and
Gomorrah and all the plain was destroyed
due to the wickedness of the people
there. In the early 1980's Ron
Wyatt noticed the strange appearance of
some "formations" as he passed along the
shores of the Dead Sea. They looked to
him like city walls and buildings, only
whitish in color. For many years, he did
nothing about his suspicions but in
1989, Ron discovered something that
convinced him that these whitish colored
formations weren't just geological
formations, but were actually the
remains of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Ron Wyatt, when searching for the Red
Sea Crossing Site, found a beach on the
Gulf of Aqaba which could easily have
held the multitude, their flocks, and
also pharaoh's army. Ron
went diving in the Red Sea and found
various artifacts which he identified as
chariot wheels and chariot cabs.
He presented his findings to the head of
antiquities in Cairo Egypt, who
identified the chariot parts as those
from the 18th dynasty.
In 1978 Ron Wyatt found chariot parts in
the Gulf of Aquaba just off the Egyptian
shore. At that time, he knew that Mt.
Sinai had to be on the opposite shore.
Since the Biblical account tells how the
people arrived at Mt. Sinai after they
crossed the Red Sea; and since the Gulf
of Aqaba, which Ron knew to be the
crossing site, separates the Sinai
Peninsula (Egypt) and Saudi Arabia,
there was no doubt as to the location of
Mt. Sinai being in Arabia. But where in
Arabia? Ron studied the Biblical
account and saw on the flight maps of
the area that there was a mountain range
in the northwestern area of Saudi which
he felt had the potential to be Mt.
Ron Wyatt claimed that he found the Ark
of the Covenant.
He was never allowed to provide conclusive
evidence. "More and more we are
hearing of new books and tales about the
location of the Ark of the Covenant,
some based on theories and some based on
actual claims of sightings. Ron Wyatt
also claimed to have found the Ark of
the Covenant in 1982 - but how do you
know who to believe? Until you can
see solid evidence for yourself, you
cannot know for sure who is telling the
true story." ......Mrs. Ron ( Mary Nell
There is only one known written
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written so many years after the age of
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archaeologists have given it much
attention. Herodotus of Asia
Minor, (d. 425 B.C.) traveled
extensively in Egypt, collecting the
verbal history of this most ancient
nation. He wrote about the
construction of the pyramids.
In review, this web site relates to the
Biblical discoveries of Ron Wyatt
founder of Wyatt Archaeological Research
WAR and Wyatt Archaeological Museum.
Ron has been credited by the Turkish
government with the discovery of Noah's
Ark in the mountains of Ararat. He
is also responsible for the discovery of
Sodom and Gomorrah, The Exodus Red Sea
Crossing on the Gulf of Aqaba and Mt.
Sinai in Arabia or ancient Midian.
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