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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 structure.

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, wrote: 

"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 built. 
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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 on Mt. Ararat.  It says that Noah's Ark landed upon the mountains 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. Sinai. 

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 ) Wyatt

There is only one known written explanation of how the ancient Egyptians built the pyramids.  Because it was written so many years after the age of the pyramid, few historians or 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.  This web site relates to the history of the Bible from the time of creation and continues through the ages providing information given by the prophet Moses who wrote the first books of the Bible.  You will find information on the ancient civilizations including Israel and the Israelites, the dynasty of Egypt Turkey Rome Assyria Greece and Babylon.  You will also find references to the Jews the Christians the Christian faith and the church.  You will read about Joseph and the pharaoh  Thutmoses and Hapshepsut of the Nile.  Find out about the discovery of The Ark of the Covenant with it's mercy seat constructed of gold under which were found the ten commandments of God, the law of our Creator, written by the finger of Jesus Christ, King of Kings.  You will hear the account of Ron Wyatt about crucifixion blood on the mercy seat the most holy place and the high priest.   Find out about the temple of Solomon and the truth about the resurrection the empty tomb and consider the prophecy of the book of Revelation and the prophesies of Daniel Ezekiel and Isaiah.

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