The Search for Sodom and Gomorrah
by Steven Austin
The lost cities are linked biblically to the region occupied by the “cities of the plain.” The key to locating the “cities of the plain” is to find the surviving city of Zoar . These cities must be southeast of the Dead Sea in the vicinity of modern Safi in the country of Jordan . Spectacular archaeological sites (Early Bronze III) exist that date to the time of Abraham. These cities show evidence of catastrophic collapse and burn. The cities were not rebuilt. The evidence points to a regional shaking event and a regional fire, even outside the walls of fortified cities. A regional earthquake associated with natural gas eruption and atmospheric ignition is the favored scenario for the natural/supernatural disaster. Those cities became famous for the nature of human wickedness, the swiftness of God’s judgment and the deliverance of the righteous.
This video file is a 60 minute seminar by Steven Austin that was recorded during the Seattle Creation Conference, October 2009.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Steven A. Austin is a field research geologist with a Ph.D. from Penn State University in sedimentary geology. He is “Senior Research Scientist” with Institute for Creation Research in Dallas, Texas. He has performed geologic research on six of the seven continents of the world. His research adventures have taken him by helicopter into the crater of Mount St. Helens volcano, by bush plane onto glaciers in the high mountains of Alaska, by raft through the entire Grand Canyon, on horseback into the high Sierra, by elevator into the world’s deepest coal mines, by SCUBA onto the Great Barrier Reef of Australia, by rail into the backcountry of Korea, by foot onto barren plateaus of southern Argentina, and by four-wheel drive into remote desert areas of Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. He is the author of three books, three videos, one computer software package, and more than thirty technical geology papers.
Dr. Austin’s field research within Grand Canyon includes over 400 nights camped out below the Canyon’s rim. He has launched 22 raft trips within Grand Canyon. He has explored very remote areas of Grand Canyon by mule, helicopter and ATV. His book “Grand Canyon: Monument to Catastrophe” and his DVD “Grand Canyon: Monument to the Flood” summarize his investigations. He has over ten technical papers on Grand Canyon. Subjects of his technical publications on Grand Canyon include lava dams, breached dams, fossils, limestones, sandstones, basalts, diabase sills and radioisotope dating. He is widely known for his discovery of the regionally extensive mass-kill and burial bed within the Redwall Limestone about 2000 feet below the Canyon’s rim.