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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.
Dictionaries
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
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
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
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
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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 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.
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
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