Zeboim – A Selection of Images 


The five cities of the plain, still visible in Josephus' day (Wars 4.8.4), were rediscovered in 1989 by the American explorer Ron Wyatt. While the finds have been systematically discredited, Dr. Steven Collins' alleged discovery of Sodom in Jordan has been greatly lauded; but since Canaanite cities are in Canaan, we can dismiss Collins' claim.

Zeboim, one of Canaan's border towns, was destroyed in 1897 BCE along with Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zoar (see Gen 19:24; cf. Jub 16:5; Jash 19:36–45, 51–52). Zeboim's characteristics cohere both with the biblical text and the features of the other ashen cities. The images which were taken in 2019 include less eroded buildings and thus refute gradualism; the so-called Lisan Formation is identified as the cities of the plain.