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Cities of the Valley
Ciccar • Cities of the Plain
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Cities of the Valley, Cities of the Plain
Cities of the Valley, Cities of the Plain. Group of five cities in the plain or basin of the Jordan River. Since the region in which these cities were located was particularly fruitful, it attracted Abraham’s nephew Lot when the growing size of the flocks and herds forced a division of these two patriarchal
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Cities of the Valley
Cities of the Valley [Heb. ‘ārê hakkikkār] (Gen. 13:12; 19:29); AV, NEB, CITIES OF THE PLAIN. Principally Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim, and Bela (Zoar), mentioned in Gen. 14:2. The locality was first described in Gen. 13:10, where Lot was said to have observed all the “plain” (AV, RV, NEB, JB;
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Cities of the Plain
CITIES OF THE PLAIN Group of five cities in the plain or basin of the Jordan River which were also referred to as “cities of the valley.” Since the region in which these cities were located was particularly fruitful, it attracted Abraham’s nephew Lot when the growing size of the flocks and herds forced
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Cities of the Plain
CITIES OF THE PLAIN. The Heb. word Kikkār, for “plain,” refers to the “basin” of the Jordan. These cities included Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim, and Bela (Zoar), located in the valley of Siddim or Salt Sea (Gen 14:8). By far the most famous (or infamous) of these cities were Sodom and Gomorrah (q.v.),
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Plain, Cities of the
PLAIN, CITIES OF THE. The cities of the plain were, chiefly, Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim and Bela or Zoar (Gn. 14:2). It has been held that these were located N of the Dead Sea, where the Jordan Valley broadens into the ‘Circle, or ‘Plain’ of the Jordan (cf. Dt. 34:3), the evidence being ‘that Abraham
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Cities of the Valley
Cities of the ValleyFive cities (also called “cities of the plain”)—Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim, and Bela (or Zoar)—in the region of the valley of the Jordan River and the Dead Sea, at Gen. 14:3, 8, 10 called the valley of Siddim. The kings of these cities (Heb. ʿārê hakkikkār) rebelled against
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Cities of the Valley
Cities of the Valley (Heb. ˓ārê hakkikkār).* Five cities—Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim, and Bela (or Zoar)—in the region of the valley of the Jordan river and the Dead Sea, at Gen. 14:3, 8, 10 called the valley of Siddim. The kings of these cities rebelled against Chedorlaomer of Elam, prompting
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Cities of the Valley
CITIES OF THE VALLEY. These cities were five in number: Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim, and Bela or Zoar (Gen. 13:12; 19:29). The biblical notices that the district of the Jordan where these cities were situated was extremely fertile and well peopled (c. 2065 b.c. according to the preserved chronology
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Valley, Cities of the
Valley, Cities of Thevalley, cities of the, the traditional title for the five cities of the Jordan Valley mentioned in Gen. 14:8 (cf. 13:12; 19:29): Admah, Gomorrah, Sodom, Zeboiim, and Zoar (Bela). See also Cities.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Cities of the Plain
CITIES OF THE PLAIN — a term used for five cities located near the Dead Sea (Gen. 14:2, 8). Because of their great wickedness, four of these cities—Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim (Gen. 19:28–29)—were completely destroyed. Only Zoar escaped destruction (Gen. 19:21–22).Prior to its destruction, this
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CITIES, OF THE PLAIN; CICCAR
CITIES, OF THE PLAIN; CICCAR<sit’-iz>, <plan>, (כִּכַּר הַיַּרַדֵּן‎ [kikkar ha-yarden]): Included Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim and Zoar. The locality is first referred to in Genesis 13:10, where it is said that Lot “lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the Plain of the Jordan, that it was well watered
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Cities of the Plain
CITIES OF THE PLAIN Cities of the Plain (RSV, “cities of the valley”) are the five cities—Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim, and Zoar—thought to be located near the southern end of the Dead Sea. The narrative of Gen. 14 associates these five cities and locates them in the Valley of Siddim, the Dead Sea.