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King of Sodom
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Infamous wicked city and its neighboring cities destroyed by Yahweh in the days of Abraham and Lot. Sodom and the Cities of the Plain (more specifically, Cities of the Kikkar) serve as a geographical center of the Sodom narratives found in Genesis. After their destruction, Sodom and Gomorrah became a potent biblical metaphor symbolizing the wrath of God.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Sodom and the Cities of the Plain
Sodom and the Cities of the Plain (סְדֹם‎, sedom; עָרֵי הַכִּכָּר‎, arey hakkikkar). Infamous wicked city and its neighboring cities destroyed by Yahweh in the days of Abraham and Lot. Sodom and the Cities of the Plain (more specifically, Cities of the Kikkar) serve as a geographical center of the Sodom
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Sodoma
Sodoma. kjv alternate spelling of Sodom in Romans 9:29.See Sodom and Gomorrah.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Sodom
Sodom sodʹəm [Heb. seḏōm Gk. Sodoma]. The most notorious of the five Cities of the Valley. It was located along the southeastern border of Canaan (Gen. 10:19). Abraham’s nephew Lot settled at this place, in or near the well-watered Jordan Valley (13:10–12; 14:12; 19:1). Although its exact location
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Sodom
Sodom (sod´uhm), one of the five cities of the Plain (Gen. 13:12; 19:29). Abraham’s nephew, Lot, chose Sodom for his residence, though the people there were wicked, “great sinners before the Lord” (13:8–13). Sometime later, the king of Sodom joined with the kings of the other four cities (Gomorrah, Admah,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Sodom
A worker’s camp at Sedom with salt hill in background. IISSODOM. One of the five cities of the plain or valley of the Jordan, i.e., the Dead Sea basin (Gen 10:19; 13:10; 14:2). Lot chose this area for his residence when he broke company with Abraham, even though Sodom was a very wicked city (Gen 13:1–13).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Sodom
Sodom (Heb. sĕḏōm)A legendary city in the vicinity of the Dead Sea. The term may have arisen from the word “field,” or “burning,” or “enclosed space,” though there is little scholarly agreement on this point.According to an ancient tradition for which there is little archaeological evidence, Sodom
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Sodom
Sodom [sŏdˊəm] (Heb. seḏōm; Gk. Sodoma).† The most prominent of “the cities of the valley” destroyed by Yahweh at the time of Abraham. “The valley” was perhaps the Jordan valley north of the Dead Sea (Gen. 13:10), but it is most commonly thought that “the cities of the valley” were located in
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Sodom
SODOM The chief city in the Plain, on which the Lord ‘rained brimstone and fire’ (Gen. 19:24–5). Sodom and the other cities of the Plain were on the southern border of the land of Canaan (Gen. 10:19). Lot, Abraham’s brother, chose to live in the Plain of the Jordan and pitched his tent towards Sodom.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Sodom
Sod´om (burning), one of the most ancient cities of Syria. It is commonly mentioned in connection with Gomorrah, but also with Admah and Zeboim, and on one occasion—Gen. 14—with Bela or Zoar. Sodom was evidently the chief town in the settlement. The four are first named in the ethnological records of
Sodoma
Sod´oma. Rom. 9:29. In this place alone the Authorized Version has followed the Greek and Vulgate form of the well-known name Sodom.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Sodom
SODOM. A town of the patriarchal age located in the plain or “valley of the Jordan” (Gen. 13:11–12), together with its sister cities Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim, and Zoar. The Bible notes that the district of the Jordan, where these cities were located, was exceedingly fertile and well populated (c. 2065
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Sodom
Sodomburning; the walled, a city in the vale of Siddim (Gen. 13:10; 14:1–16). The wickedness of its inhabitants brought down upon it fire from heaven, by which it was destroyed (18:16–33; 19:1–29; Deut. 23:17). This city and its awful destruction are frequently alluded to in Scripture (Deut. 29:23;
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Sodom
SodomSodom (sahʹduhm), perhaps the best remembered of the five cities of the valley (Gen. 19:29). The city’s inhabitants joined with neighbors in fighting the marauding Chedorlaomer, the king of Elam (Gen. 14:1). Abraham’s nephew, Lot, chose Sodom for his residence (Gen. 13:8–13).A precise location
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