Genesis 19:24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven.
History Channel’s new series “The Bible” currently airing Sunday nights is a blockbuster hit for the network. While several of the stories were adapted for the sake of telling the story, viewers may not have been aware of the accuracy in the rendering of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. The scene showed large fireballs hurtling in from above, preceded by eerie sky scenes with lightning and rumbles of thundering.
Another scene in “The Bible” portrays the seventh plague of the Exodus when a “grievous hail” fell. Exodus 9:25 says this hail smote “both man and beast (cattle)...and brake every tree in the field.” Unfortunately, the hail shown falling in the series was about the size of small golf balls, which are not big enough to kill man and beast and break trees. But hail the size of basketballs would. No one has ever imagined hail of this size, whereas the Bible makes reference to such great hail in Exodus 9:25, Joshua 10:5-24, and Revelation 16:21.
Most recently NASA’s Deep Impact spacecraft while tracking Comet Hartley 2 took photos of hailstones the size of basketballs, weighing upwards of 100 pounds. NASA scientists said that “We’ve never seen anything like this before” and that “This is a genuinely a new phenomenon.” This is not a new phenomenon to those who study the Bible. NASA’s discovery clearly supports the Bible’s references to great hail weighing about 100 pounds. (See http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2010/18nov_cometsnowstorm/ and “Data from Comet Hartley Continues to Support the Bible” http://christiannewswire.com/news/4010715546.html )
The meteorite that struck Russia a couple of weeks ago provided a live demonstration in miniature of the catastrophic cosmic events described in the Bible. For example, was the Flood the result of a towering tsunami caused by a comet? Note that scientists have recently discovered that around the time of the Flood that a comet hit the Indian Ocean and left an 18-mile in diameter impact crater in the seafloor. This crater is called the Burckle Impact Crater and it now appears to be the proverbial “smoking gun” for the Flood. (See http://blogs.christianpost.com/comets-of-god/noahs-flood-was-really-a-tsunami-caused-by-a-comet-a-retranslation-of-genesis-711-8825/#more )
To learn more about the catastrophes described in the Bible caused or to be caused by cometary activity see my book entitled– “THE COMETS OF GOD - New Scientific Evidence for God: Recent archeological, geological and astronomical discoveries that shine new light on the Bible and its prophecies” Jeffrey Goodman, Ph.D.(www.thecometsofgod.com ).
About the author:
An archeologist and a geologist, Dr. Goodman has devoted over twenty-five years
to the study of the Bible. He holds a geological engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines, a M.A. in anthropology from the University of Arizona, and a Ph.D. in anthropology from California Coast University. He also earned a M.B.A. from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He was accredited by the former Society of Professional Archeologists. Goodman is a Messianic Jew who was saved in 1987.