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    DescriptionLike many Christians today in the academic world, Dr. Steven Collins felt pulled in different directions when it came to apparent conflicts between the Bible and scholarly research and theory--an intellectual crisis that inspired him to lay it all on the line as he set off to locate the lost city of Sodom. Recounting Dr. Collins's quest for Sodom in absorbing detail, this adventure-cum-memoir reflects the tensions that define biblical archaeology as it narrates a tale of discovery. Readers follow "Dr. C" as he tracks down biblical, archaeological, and geographical clues to the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, narrowing the list of possible sites as he weighs evidence and battles skeptics. Finally, he arrives at a single location that looms as the only option: a massive ancient ruin called Tall el-Hammam in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Many scholars who were initially opposed to Dr. Collins's theory now concede that history books may need to be rewritten in light of his groundbreaking discovery. It--along with several other recent finds--is challenging the assumptions of academics and asserting a new voice in the controversy of biblical archaeology and the dispute over using the Bible as a credible historical source. *** 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. Like many modern-day Christians, Dr. Collins struggled with what seemed to be a clash between his heritage of belief in the Bible and the research regarding ancient history and human evolution. This crisis of faith led him to embark on a quest to put both his archaeological education and the Bible to the test by seeking out the lost ancient city, an expedition that has led to one of the most exciting finds in recent archaeology. Challenging the assumptions of academics around the world, "Discovering the City of Sodom "may well inspire a revision of the history books. Dr. Collins has become a new voice in the controversy over using the Bible as a credible source of understanding the past--and opened a new chapter in the struggle over the soul of biblical archaeology.


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    Title
    Discovering Sodom, the Fascinating, True Account of the Discovery of the Old Testament's Most Infamous City
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen Collins
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 159 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 494 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781451684308
    ISBN 10: 1451684304
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.3
    BIC subject category V2: HRCM
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: BIO023000
    Ingram Subject Code: RJ
    Ingram Theme: RELI/JUDAIC
    Libri: I-RJ
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000, REL040030
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 939.462
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 939.4/62
    LC classification: DS110.D38 C65 2012
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 939.462
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    Howard Books
    Publication date
    04 July 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "The intrigue and biblical/historical detective work in this book thoroughly captivated me."--Chris Fabry, author of ECPA Best Fiction winner Almost Heaven