However, the evidence confirms humans have been highly intelligent from the beginning and could quickly gain knowledge to create sophisticated technology.
The Bible’s history gives far fewer years before Abraham than the ancient histories of other cultures, such as the king lists of the Sumerians and the Egyptians.
Can ancient light be shed on modern issues of interpretation?
The Qumran scrolls contain the most ancient surviving interpretations of the Genesis Flood.
Archaeological excavations have shown that the site of Tall el-Hammam was terminally destroyed in the Middle Bronze Age, which was the time of Abraham.
As Tall el-Hammam is the largest site (62 acres) of the pentapolis, this makes it the best candidate for Sodom. 14, the King of Sodom appears to be the spokesman of these cities, indicating its leading role. 19, Sodom was not the only city that was destroyed. Geographically these cities were named from south to north, i.e.
- Archaeology provides us with fascinating and amazing affirmations of Scripture’s accuracy and trustworthiness.
Maxwell Miller of Emory University boldly claims, "These narratives of Sodom and Gomorrah are purely products of the storyteller's art, which of course raises serious questions about their usefulness for historical reconstruction." John H. Maxwell Miller, confirms Professor Miller's belief.  Are the assertions of these skeptics based on facts or are they merely the distorted opinions of non-believers?Dating in particular always involves some speculation and subjectivity, so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that vigorous debates occur along those lines. In the meantime, I welcome rational discourse pro and con (emphasis on rational! It must be a well-watered place (described “like Egypt”), 3.In other words, it’s the usual academic wrangling: generally entertaining, but sometimes boorish and tedious to observe. It has a river running through it (the Jordan), and 4.In the foreground, dolmens can be seen that belonged to a huge megalithic field.(Clicking on all of our images takes you to our Image Library where you can download Powerpoint size copies for a small fee).