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Hitchcock's Bible NamesSodom
Smith's Bible DictionarySodom
(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 -- (Genesis 14:1) ... --with Bela or Zoar. Sodom was evidently the chief town in the settlement. The four are first named in the ethnological records of (Genesis 10:19) as belonging to the Canaanites. The next mention of the name of Sodom, (Genesis 13:10-13) gives more certain indication of the position of the city. Abram and Lot are standing together between Bethel and Ai, ver. 3, taking a survey of the land around and below them. Eastward of them, and absolutely at their feet, lay the "circle of Jordan." The whole circle was one great oasis --"a garden of Jehovah." ver. 10. In the midst of the garden the four cities of Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboim appear to have been situated. It is necessary to notice how absolutely the cities are identified with the district. In the subsequent account of their destruction, (Genesis 19:1) ... the topographical terms are employed with all the precision which is characteristic of such early times. The mention of the Jordan is conclusive as to the situation of the district, for the Jordan ceases where it enters the Dead Sea, and can have no existence south of that point. The catastrophe by which they were destroyed is described in (Genesis 19:1) ... as a shower of brimstone and fire from Jehovah. However we may interpret the words of the earliest narrative, one thing is certain --that the lake was not one of the agents in the catastrophe. From all these passages, though much is obscure, two things seem clear:
ATS Bible DictionarySodom
One of the cities of the plain, and for some time the dwellingplace of Lot, Genesis 13:10-13 14:12. Its crimes and vices were so enormous, that God destroyed it by fire from heaven, with three neighboring cities, Gomorrah, Zeboim, and Admah, which were as wicked as itself, Genesis 19:1-20. The plain of Siddim in which they stood was pleasant and fruitful, like an earthy paradise; but it was first burned, and afterwards mostly overflowed by the waters of the Dead Sea or Lake of Sodom. See JORDAN, and SEA3
The prophets, in denouncing woes upon other countries, mention the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, and intimate that these places shall be desert and dried up and uninhabited, Jeremiah 49:18 50:40; that they shall be covered with briers and brambles, a land of salt and sulphur, where can be neither planting nor sowing, De 29:23 Am 4:11. Throughout Scripture the ruin of Sodom and Gomorrah is represented as a most signal effect of God's anger, and as a mirror in which those living at ease in sin and lust may see their own doom. The name is given in Revelation 11:8, to the great and corrupt city of antichrist. "Sodomites" were men addicted to the beastly lusts alluded in Genesis 19:1-38 1 Kings 14:24 Romans 1:26,27.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaAPPLES OF SODOM
sod'-um: Josephus (BJ, IV, viii, 4) says that "the traces (or shadows) of the five cities (of the plain) are still to be seen, as well as the ashes growing in their fruits, which fruits have a color as if they were fit to be eaten; but if you pluck them with your hands they dissolve into smoke and ashes." What this "Dead Sea fruit" is, is uncertain. The name "Dead Sea apples" is often given to the fruit of the Solanum Sodomaean "a prickly shrub with fruit not unlike a small yellow tomato." Cheyne thinks that the fruits referred to by Josephus (compare Tacitus Hist. v.37) may be either
sod'-um (cedhom; Sodoma) One of the 5 CITIES OF THE PLAIN (which see), destroyed by fire from heaven in the time of Abraham and Lot (Genesis 19:24). The wickedness of the city became proverbial. The sin of sodomy was an offense against nature frequently connected with idolatrous practices (see Rawlinson, History of Phoenicia). See SODOMITE. The fate of Sodom and Gomorrah is used as a warning to those who reject the gospel (Matthew 10:15; Matthew 11:24 2 Peter 2:6 Jude 1:7). The word is used in a typical sense in Revelation 11:8. Sodom was probably located in plain South of the Dead Sea, now covered with water. The name is still preserved in Jebel Usdum (Mt. Sodom).
SODOM, VINE OF
SEA OF SODOM (SODOMITISH sod-om-it'-ish).
See DEAD SEA.
Easton's Bible DictionaryBurning; the walled, a city in the vale of Siddim (Genesis 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; Deuteronomy 23:17). This city and its awful destruction are frequently alluded to in Scripture (Deuteronomy 29:23; 32:32; Isaiah 1:9, 10; 3:9; 13:19; Jeremiah 23:14; Ezek. 16:46-56; Zephaniah 2:9; Matthew 10:15; Romans 9:29; 2 Peter 2:6, etc.). No trace of it or of the other cities of the plain has been discovered, so complete was their destruction. Just opposite the site of Zoar, on the south-west coast of the Dead Sea, is a range of low hills, forming a mass of mineral salt called Jebel Usdum, "the hill of Sodom." It has been concluded, from this and from other considerations, that the cities of the plain stood at the southern end of the Dead Sea. Others, however, with much greater probability, contend that they stood at the northern end of the sea. [in 1897].
Greek4670. Sodoma -- Sodom, an unidentified city in the Jordan Valley
... Sodom, an unidentified city in the Jordan Valley. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: Sodoma Phonetic Spelling: (sod'-om-ah) Short Definition: Sodom ...
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Strong's Hebrew1298. Bera -- a king of Sodom
... << 1297, 1298. Bera. 1299 >>. a king of Sodom. Transliteration: Bera Phonetic
Spelling: (beh'-rah) Short Definition: Bera. Word Origin ...
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6636. Tseboim -- a place near Sodom
126. Admah -- a city near Sodom and Gomorrah
5467. Sedom -- a Canaanite city near the Dead Sea
The Sea of Sodom
Sodom, Capernaum, Manchester
Lot's Flight from Sodom.
Lot in Sodom. Gen 13:10
Of Lot's Deliverance from Sodom, and Its Consumption by Fire from ...
A Strain of Sodom.
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"Hear the Word of the Lord, Ye Rulers of Sodom, Give Ear unto the ...
Demonstration xxi. --Of Persecution.
ThesaurusSodom (49 Occurrences)
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Gomor'rah (23 Occurrences)
Gomorrah (25 Occurrences)
Admah (6 Occurrences)
Zeboiim (7 Occurrences)
Siddim (3 Occurrences)
Amraphel (2 Occurrences)
Zeboim (7 Occurrences)
Overthrew (17 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceSodom (49 Occurrences)
Matthew 10:15 Most certainly I tell you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 11:23 You, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, you will go down to Hades. For if the mighty works had been done in Sodom which were done in you, it would have remained until this day. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 11:24 But I tell you that it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom, on the day of judgment, than for you." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 6:11 Whoever will not receive you nor hear you, as you depart from there, shake off the dust that is under your feet for a testimony against them. Assuredly, I tell you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!" (WEB KJV WBS YLT)
Luke 10:12 I tell you, it will be more tolerable in that day for Sodom than for that city. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 17:29 but in the day that Lot went out from Sodom, it rained fire and sulfur from the sky, and destroyed them all. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 9:29 As Isaiah has said before, "Unless the Lord of Armies had left us a seed, we would have become like Sodom, and would have been made like Gomorrah." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Peter 2:6 and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, having made them an example to those who would live ungodly; (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jude 1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them, having, in the same way as these, given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the punishment of eternal fire. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 11:8 Their dead bodies will be in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 10:19 The border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as you go toward Gerar, to Gaza; as you go toward Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim, to Lasha. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 13:10 Lot lifted up his eyes, and saw all the plain of the Jordan, that it was well-watered everywhere, before Yahweh destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, like the garden of Yahweh, like the land of Egypt, as you go to Zoar. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 13:12 Abram lived in the land of Canaan, and Lot lived in the cities of the plain, and moved his tent as far as Sodom. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 13:13 Now the men of Sodom were exceedingly wicked and sinners against Yahweh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 14:2 that they made war with Bera, king of Sodom, and with Birsha, king of Gomorrah, Shinab, king of Admah, and Shemeber, king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (the same is Zoar). (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 14:8 The king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (the same is Zoar) went out; and they set the battle in array against them in the valley of Siddim; (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 14:10 Now the valley of Siddim was full of tar pits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and they fell there, and those who remained fled to the hills. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 14:11 They took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their food, and went their way. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 14:12 They took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who lived in Sodom, and his goods, and departed. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 14:17 The king of Sodom went out to meet him, after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, at the valley of Shaveh (that is, the King's Valley). (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 14:21 The king of Sodom said to Abram, "Give me the people, and take the goods to yourself." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 14:22 Abram said to the king of Sodom, "I have lifted up my hand to Yahweh, God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 18:16 The men rose up from there, and looked toward Sodom. Abraham went with them to see them on their way. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 18:20 Yahweh said, "Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 18:22 The men turned from there, and went toward Sodom, but Abraham stood yet before Yahweh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 18:26 Yahweh said, "If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sake." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 19:1 The two angels came to Sodom at evening. Lot sat in the gate of Sodom. Lot saw them, and rose up to meet them. He bowed himself with his face to the earth, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 19:4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, both young and old, all the people from every quarter. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 19:24 Then Yahweh rained on Sodom and on Gomorrah sulfur and fire from Yahweh out of the sky. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 19:28 He looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and looked, and saw that the smoke of the land went up as the smoke of a furnace. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 29:23 And that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the LORD overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath: (KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 32:32 For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, of the fields of Gomorrah. Their grapes are grapes of gall, Their clusters are bitter. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 22:8 But as for the mighty man, he had the earth. The honorable man, he lived in it. it is not sown, nor bears, nor any grass grows therein, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which Yahweh overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath: (WEB)
Isaiah 1:9 Unless Yahweh of Armies had left to us a very small remnant, we would have been as Sodom; we would have been like Gomorrah. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 1:10 Hear the word of Yahweh, you rulers of Sodom! Listen to the law of our God, you people of Gomorrah! (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 3:9 The look of their faces testify against them. They parade their sin like Sodom. They don't hide it. Woe to their soul! For they have brought disaster upon themselves. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 13:19 Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldeans' pride, will be like when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 23:14 In the prophets of Jerusalem also I have seen a horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies; and they strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that none does return from his wickedness: they are all of them become to me as Sodom, and its inhabitants as Gomorrah. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 49:18 As in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbor cities of it, says Yahweh, no man shall dwell there, neither shall any son of man sojourn therein. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 50:40 As when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbor cities of it, says Yahweh, so shall no man dwell there, neither shall any son of man sojourn therein. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Lamentations 4:6 For the iniquity of the daughter of my people is greater than the sin of Sodom, That was overthrown as in a moment, and no hands were laid on her. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 16:46 Your elder sister is Samaria, who dwells at your left hand, she and her daughters; and your younger sister, who dwells at your right hand, is Sodom and her daughters. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 16:48 As I live, says the Lord Yahweh, Sodom your sister has not done, she nor her daughters, as you have done, you and your daughters. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 16:49 Behold, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: pride, fullness of bread, and prosperous ease was in her and in her daughters; neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 16:53 I will turn again their captivity, the captivity of Sodom and her daughters, and the captivity of Samaria and her daughters, and the captivity of your captives in the midst of them; (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 16:55 Your sisters, Sodom and her daughters, shall return to their former estate; and Samaria and her daughters shall return to their former estate; and you and your daughters shall return to your former estate. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 16:56 For your sister Sodom was not mentioned by your mouth in the day of your pride, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Amos 4:11 "I have overthrown some of you, as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and you were like a burning stick plucked out of the fire; yet you haven't returned to me," says Yahweh. Malachi (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Zephaniah 2:9 Therefore as I live, says Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel, surely Moab will be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah, a possession of nettles, and salt pits, and a perpetual desolation. The remnant of my people will plunder them, and the survivors of my nation will inherit them. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)