BIBLICAL RESEARCH BULLETIN

LIST OF ARTICLES

  

Biblical Studies (general)


Collins, Steven, “The Bible, History, and Objectivity, BRB IV.5 (2004)

Graves, David E. and Striping, Scott, “Locating Tall el-Hammam on the Madaba Map,” BRB VII.6 (2007)



Biblical Studies (Old Testament)


Briggs, Peter, “Testing the Factuality of the Conquest of Narrative in the Book of Joshua,” BRB VII.5 (2007)

Collins, Steven, “The Home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites: I Yahweh’s Promise a Significant Historical Synchronism?” BRB V.2 (2205)

Collins, Steven, “A Response to Bryant G. Wood’s Critique of Collins’ Northern Sodom Theory,” BRB VII.7  (2007)



Hermenutics/Linguistics


Briggs, Peter, “Testing the Factuality of the Conquest of Narrative in the Book of Joshua,” BRB VII.5 (2007)

Collins, Steven, and Oller, John W., Jr., “I the Bible a True Narrative Representation?” BRB I.3 (2001)

Oller, John W., Jr., and Collins, Steven, “The Logic of True Narrative Representations,” BRB I.2 (2001)



Biblical Archaeology (general)


Collins, Steven, "The Architecture of Sodom," BRB II.14 (2002).   
Collins, Steven, "Terms of Destruction for the Cities of the Plain," BRB II.16 (2002).  
Collins, Steven, "Explorations on the Eastern Jordan Disk," BRB II.18 (2002).
Collins, Steven, "The Home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites: Is Yahweh's Promise a Significant Historical Synchronism?" BRB V.2 (2005).   
Collins, Steven, "How Low Did the Once-Great Egyptian Eighteenth Dynasty Sink?" BRB V.3 (2005).   

Collins, Steven, "A Response to Bryant G. Wood's Critique of Collins' Northern Sodom Theory," BRB VII.7 (2007).
Collins, Steven, "Tall el-Hammam Is Sodom: Billington's Heshbon Identification Suffers from Numerous Fatal Flaws,"BRB XII.1 (2012).
Collins, Steven, "Tall el-Hammam Is Still Sodom: Critical Data-Sets Cast Serious Doubt on E.H. Merrill's Chronological  Analysis," BRB XIII.1 (2013).
Collins, Steven, "The Geography of Sodom and Zoar: Reality Demolishes W. Schlegel's Attacks against a Northern  Sodom,"BRB XIII.2 (2013).
Olson, Craig, "Which Site Is Sodom? A Comparison of Bab edh-Dhra and 

Tall el-Hammam," BRB XIV.1 (2014).
 


Chronological Methods (chronology; archaeometry)


Collins, Steven, "A Chronology for the Cities of the Plain," BRB II.8 (2002).   
Collins, Steven, "The Length of the Israelite Sojourn in Egypt," BRB IV.6 (2004).   
Collins, Steven, "Tall el-Hammam Is Still Sodom: Critical Data-Sets Cast Serious Doubt on E.H. Merrill's Chronological  Analysis," BRB XIII.1 (2013).

 

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The Tall el-Hammam Exavations, Volume 1

 The Tall al-Hamman Excavations, Volume 1 is the first in a series of reports on the Tall al-Hammam Excavation Project, directed by Steven Collins of Trinity Southwest University and assisted by Gary Byers and Carroll Kobs, assistant dig directors. Co-author Mike Luddeni has been dig photographer since the inception of the Project. Excavations began in Jordan in 2005 2006 and have continued annually, without break, up to the present. This volume presents an overview of the site, with a period-by-period overview of Tall al-Hammam and its relationship to other sites in the vicinity in the Jordan Valley. It also includes the pottery profiles and assemblages and artifacts discovered in the course of these seasons. Future volumes will include in-depth excavation reports for specific areas of the Tall. 


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Discovering the City of Sodom

 

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.


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