Monday, March 31, 2008

Sodom and Gomorrah Destroyed by an Asteroid?

Well, I guess there is no reason that it couldn't have been done this way. Foxnews is reporting on a clay tablet that dates to around 700 B.C. and reports on a cataclysmic event in 3123 B.C. that wiped out an area some one million square kilometers. The story notes:

Dr Hempsall [of Bristol University] said that at least 20 ancient myths record devastation of the type and on the scale of the asteroid's impact, including the Old Testament tale of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and the ancient Greek myth of how Phaeton, son of Helios, fell into the River Eridanus after losing control of his father's sun chariot.

The findings of Dr. Hempsall and Alan Bond, of Reaction Engines Ltd., are published in a book, "A Sumerian Observation of the Köfels Impact Event."

I think more needs to be done to relate the two, but this is an interesting intersection of science and Biblical events.

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