Whilst excavating the ruins of a royal palace in Elba, Syria, in 1975, Mathiae discovered a royal library consisting of 1700 clay tablets.
THE CLAY TABLETS
“other kings went to war against Bera king of Sodom, Birshe king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, Shemeber king of Zeboim and the king of Bela (that is Zoar)
Whilst excavating the ruins of a royal palace in Elba, Syria, in 1975, Mathiae discovered a royal library consisting of 1700 clay tablets. The tablets were inscribed in Eblaic and Sumerian and relate to the Eblan civilization.
On translation, they proved to be the earliest records of olive trees, religion, economics, marriages, politics and poetry. One of the tablets names Birsha as the king of Gomorrah, just as the bible states. It also mentions the five cities in the same order. The tablets are in the Aleppo museum and the National Museum.
The five cities on the edge of the Dead Sea were known as the cities of the plain.
Genesis 10v19 “and the borders of Canaan reached from Sidon towards Gerae as far as Gaza, and then towards Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboin as far as Lashe”. Note then that Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboin were all mentioned together.
The tablets tell the same story and we know the names of the kings from Genesis 14v2 “other kings went to war against Bera king of Sodom, Birshe king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, Shemeber king of Zeboim and the king of Bela (that is Zoar)
Lot said to the angel of the Lord, Genesis 19v20 “Look, here is a town near enough to run to. It is small and my life will be spared.” The angel said “I will not overthrow the town you speak of, but go quickly for I can do nothing until you reach it.” That is why the place is called Zoar and a place called New Zoar still exists today!
According to Genesis 19v30 Lot was afraid to stay in Zoar as it was also full of evil men and moved with his two daughters to a cave in the mountains. One day the elder daughter said to the younger,” Father is old and there are no men here to lie with us, as is the custom. Let us ply him with wine and lie with him to preserve our line.”
Genesis19v27 tells “Early next morning Abraham got up and returned to the place where he had stood before the Lord. He looked down towards Sodom and Gomorrah, towards the lands of the plains and saw dense smoke rising from the land, like the smoke from a furnace.” It is possible that God destroyed Zoar also and that the daughters really had no man to lie with This article is taken from the BOOK: Our Search for
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