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Gomorrah
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gomorrah
Gomorrah (עֲמֹרָה‎, amorah). A city in the Jordan Valley, commonly associated with Sodom. Destroyed by God on account of the wickedness of its inhabitants.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Sodom and Gomorrah (Places)
SODOM AND GOMORRAH (PLACES) [Heb sĕdōm (סְדֹם‎); ʿămōrâ (עֲמֹרָה)]. Two legendary cities from prehistoric Israel in the neighborhood of the Dead Sea, mentioned in the Bible and in ancient Jewish literature. The meaning of the names Sodom and Gomorrah is as uncertain as their location. The names are
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Gomorrah
Gomorrah. One of the “cities of the valley” destroyed by God because of its wickedness (Gn 19).See Cities of the Valley, Cities of the Plain; Sodom and Gomorrah.
Sodom and Gomorrah
Sodom and Gomorrah. Two of the “cities of the plain [valley]” referred to in Genesis 13:12. There were five cities, Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim, and Bela (14:2), all situated in the Valley of Siddim (i.e., the Salt Sea) according to verse 3. Of these, Sodom is mentioned most frequently in Genesis
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gomorrah
Gomorrah gə-môrʹə [Heb. ʿamōrâ; Gk. Gomorra]. One of the Cities of the Valley, destroyed by fire for its wickedness in the days of Lot (Gen. 19:23–29).Good topographic and geographic factors indicate that the “cities of the valley” were not the Middle Bronze Age communities lying on the eastern
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Gomorrah
GOMORRAH One of the “cities of the valley” destroyed by God because of its wickedness (Gn 19). See Cities of the Plain; Sodom and Gomorrah.
Sodom and Gomorrah
SODOM AND GOMORRAH Two of the “cities of the plain [valley]” referred to in Genesis 13:12. There were five cities—Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim, and Bela or Zoar (Gn 14:2)—all situated in the valley of Siddim (i.e., the Salt Sea). Of these, Sodom is mentioned most frequently in Genesis—36 times in
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Gomorrah
GOMORRAH. Direct information on this city is very scant and can be arrived mainly through its association with the cities which “were joined together in the vale of siddim” near the Dead Sea. They are listed as Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim, and Zoar (Gen 14:2–3). The twin cities of Sodom and Gomorrah
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Gomorrah
Gomorrah (Heb. ʿămōrâ)A city listed in the Table of Nations as belonging to the territory of the Canaanites (Gen. 10:19). Gomorrah, along with Sodom, Admah, Zeboiim, and Bela (Zoar), comprised the five cities of the Dead Sea Valley (Gen. 14:2, 8). This pentapolis had previously served Chedorlaomer,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Gomorrah
Gomorrah [gə mōrˊə] (Heb. ˓amōrâ). One of the five cities in, the valley of Siddim defeated by Abraham (Gen. 14:2–3, 8). God destroyed the city along with Sodom because of the wickedness of its inhabitants; only Lot and his family survived (19:24–29). Sodom and Gomorrah thus became proverbial for
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Gomorrah
GOMORRAH One of the five Canaanite cities (Gen. 10:19) in the Jordan Valley (Gen. 13:10). Their location is very much disputed. (See also sodom.)
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Sodom
SODOM AND GOMORRAH Two of the five cities of the plain (with Admah, Zeboiim, and Zoar) in the area of the Dead Sea that were destroyed by God’s wrath (Gen 10:19; 19:24–25; Deut 29:23; Wis 10:6). When Lot and Abraham separated, Lot chose the Dead Sea valley as his home and pitched his tent near Sodom
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Sodom and Gomorrah
Sodom and Gomorrah. Acc. to Gen. 19:24 two ‘Cities of the Plain’ which were destroyed by fire from heaven for their wickedness. They were prob. S. of the *Dead Sea, perhaps at Bab ed-Dra˓ and Numeira, now in Jordan. Initial claims that the ‘Cities of the Plain’ are mentioned in the archive of mid-third
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Gomorrah
Gomor´rah (submersion), one of the five “cities of the plain” or “vale of Siddim” that under their respective kings joined battle there with Chedorlaomer, Gen. 14:2–8, and his allies, by whom they were discomfited till Abraham came to the rescue. Four out of the five were afterwards destroyed by the
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