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A Chronology for the Cities of the Plain$2.50
A Chronology for the Cities of the Plain
by Steve Collins PhD
Biblically, the timeframe for the existence of the Cities of the Plain ranges from the early patriarchal period of Genesis 10 to the time of Abram and Lot in Genesis 13-19. Taken at face value, the biblical chronology would thus require the Cities of the Plain to exist during the Middle Bronze Age. Southern Dead Sea sites such as Bab edh-Dhra and Numeira belonged to the Early Bronze Age, and were destroyed hundreds of years before the time of Abram. This is problematic for the identification of these two southern sites as Sodom and Gomorrah.$2.50
Canon Tristam Fires a Lethal Shot at the Southwern Sodom Theory$2.50
Discovering the City of Sodom$24.99
Discovering the City of Sodom
by Steven Collins and Latayne C. Scott
Like 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.$24.99
Forty Salient Points on The Geography of the Cities of the Kikkar$2.50
Reassessing the Term hakikkar in Nehemiah as Bearing on the Location of the Cities of the Plain$2.50
Reassessing the Term hakikkar in Nehemiah as Bearing on the Location of the Cities of the Plain
by Steven Collins PhD
In this paper I demonstrate that in no instance in the OT does kikkar refer to a geographical-topographical feature other than the southern Jordan Valley, north of the Dead Sea, and areas contiguous with it.$2.50
Rethinking the Location of Zoar$2.50
Rethinking the Location of Zoar
by Steven Collins PhD
Zoar is typically located near the southern tip of the Dead Sea. However, a careful analysis of key biblical passages signals that it must be outside the territories of Moab and Edom, which makes the southern Dead Sea location questionable. Zoar is designated as the southern boundary of the Reuben tribal allotment, and, therefore, should be placed somewhere near the Arnon Gorge, north of the Moabite Kingdom boundary.$2.50
REVELATION: What Did John Really See? 3rd Edition$19.95
REVELATION: What Did John Really See? 3rd Edition
Phillip J. Silvia, PhD
Whereas most books on Revelation are theological in nature, this book is distinctively different. Get ready for a verse-by-verse—and sometimes phrase-by-phrase—walk through the apostle John’s Revelation of Jesus Christ that will challenge you to think about what John might have actually seen as the Revelation unfolded and how he interpreted what he saw so that he could explain it to his readers.
This book is intended to be used as a study guide. It asks a lot of thought-provoking questions and provides space in which to write your answers. Background information is provided where needed to help you understand the more subtle issues and difficult passages. Extensive endnotes are provided to assist leaders in preparing for group studies.
Use this book for your own personal study. Use it as a leader’s guide for group study. Just be ready to think and to think outside the box—as you are led through this fascinating last book of the Bible.$19.95
Tall el-Hammam Is Still Sodom: Critical Data-Sets Cast Serious Doubt on E.H. Merrill’s Chronological Analysis$2.50
Tall el-Hammam Is Still Sodom: Critical Data-Sets Cast Serious Doubt on E.H. Merrill’s Chronological Analysis
by Steven Collins PhD
In this article, S. Collins responds to an article by E.H. Merrill published in the Autumn 2012 issue of Artifax magazine titled Texts, Talls, and Old Testament Chronology: Tall el-Hammam as a Case Study.” Merrill rejects Collins identification of Tall el-Hammam as Sodom because the date of its destruction is too late (between 1750 and 1650 BCE) to conform to Merrill s early placement of Abr(ah)am, ca. 2166- 1991 BCE. While Merrill takes a literal, base-10, arithmetic approach to the patriarchal numbers in Gene- sis, Collins suggests that every available line of evidence from ANE archaeology, history, culture, litera- ture, climatology, and socio-economics demonstrates that the patriarchs fit best in the period following 1800 BCE, which also conforms to the terminal MB2 destruction of Hammam/Sodom.$2.50