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Speaker reveals ‘The Secrets of Sodom’

By From page A10 | March 19, 2014

What does modern archaeology tell us about Sodom, the biblical city of sin that incurred God’s wrath?

Noreen Jacks, a biblical scholar and Woodland resident, will discuss “The Secrets of Sodom: An Archaeological Exploration,” on Sunday, March 23, at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. Sponsored by the CBH Israel Matters Committee, the program will run from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Social Hall.

Illustrated with slides, the presentation will describe the ongoing excavation of Tall El Hammam, the suggested site of biblical Sodom, located nine miles northeast of the Dead Sea in Jordan. The excavation is sponsored by Trinity Southwest University in Albuquerque, N.M.

Jacks, director of the Biblical Museum in Woodland, has participated in more than 30 archeological digs in Jordan. She is a Bible teacher, author, speaker, Bible lands tour organizer and museum docent. She holds a doctorate of ministry in biblical studies and theology from Trinity Southwest University.

Jacks has been conducting weekly prayer meetings and Bible studies in her community and at the local women’s jail for more than 35 years. She has been part of the teaching team of Bible Interact (bibleinteract.com), producing numerous books, Bible study guides, television and radio programs since 2007. She was recently named dean of social anthropology of the Bible Learning University, an online college.

The mythical city of Sodom plays an important role in the Old Testament book of Genesis, featuring Lot, the head of the sole righteous family of the city and the nephew of Abraham.

For further information, contact George Rooks at [email protected].

Enterprise staff

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