The Berean Expositor
Volume 23 - Page 119 of 207
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A review, and sign of the times.
Pillar that may be Lot's wife.
p. 80
A problem for all time.
From the "Daily Telegraph" of 12th May, 1932.
"Sodom and Gomorrah were utterly destroyed by a rain of fire and brimstone because
of their great wickedness, according to the Biblical story.
Striking confirmation of this is provided by recent archæological excavations on the
site of these twin cities by the shores of the Dead Sea, in Palestine, which have been
made by Father Mallon, of the Biblical Pontifical Institute of Jerusalem.
The whole four `Cities of the Plain' have now been identified, and the site is
dominated by Mount Nebo, from which Moses viewed the Promised Land.
With the new Biblical chronology necessitated by Prof. John Garstang's recent
discovery of the date of the Fall of Jericho, Father Mallon's dating of the destruction of
Sodom and Gomorrah, formed from the archæological evidence, agrees exactly with the
Biblical narrative.
On the plain below the hill on which these cities stood is a curious rock formation. It
is about five feet high, and legend associates it with the story of Lot's wife, who, looking
back at the burning cities, was turned into a pillar of salt. This, however, is one of the
problems which archæology will never solve."