Places Study on Zoar

Places Study on Zoar

Genesis 13: And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.
Genesis 14: That these 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, which is Zoar.
Genesis 14: And there went out 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;) and they joined battle with them in the vale of Siddim;
Genesis 19: Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.
Genesis 19: The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.
Genesis 19: And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.
Deuteronomy 34: And the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar.
1 Chronicles 4: And the sons of Helah were, Zereth, and Jezoar, and Ethnan.
Isaiah 15: My heart shall cry out for Moab; his fugitives shall flee unto Zoar, an heifer of three years old: for by the mounting up of Luhith with weeping shall they go it up; for in the way of Horonaim they shall raise up a cry of destruction.
Jeremiah 48: From the cry of Heshbon even unto Elealeh, and even unto Jahaz, have they uttered their voice, from Zoar even unto Horonaim, as an heifer of three years old: for the waters also of Nimrim shall be desolate.

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Hitchcock's Bible Names - Zoar
Little; small
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Zoar
Small, a town on the east or south-east of the Dead Sea, to which Lot and his daughters fled from Sodom (Genesis 19:22,23 ). It was originally called Bela (14:2,8). It is referred to by the prophets (Isaiah 15:5 ) and (Jeremiah 48:34 ). Its ruins are still seen at the opening of the ravine of Kerak, the Kir-Moab referred to in 2 Kings 3 , the modern Tell esh-Shaghur.
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Zoar
Small, a town on the east or south-east of the Dead Sea, to which Lot and his daughters fled from Sodom (Genesis 19:22,23 ). It was originally called Bela (14:2,8). It is referred to by the prophets (Isaiah 15:5 ) and (Jeremiah 48:34 ). Its ruins are still seen at the opening of the ravine of Kerak, the Kir-Moab referred to in 2 Kings 3 , the modern Tell esh-Shaghur.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Zoar
ZOAR . See Plain [Cities of the], Lot.

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Zoar
 

Genesis 14:8; Genesis 14:10). Connected with the cities of the plain, Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim (Gen_13:10). The southern division of the Dead Sea (apparently of comparatively recent formation), abounding with salt, and throwing up bitumen, and its shores producing sulphur and nitre, answers to the valley of Siddim, "full of slime pits,"; Jeremiah 49:18; Jeremiah 50:40; Zephaniah 2:9; 2 Peter 2:6). Josephus speaks of Sodomitis as burnt up and as adjoining the asphaltite lake (B. J., 4:8, Section 4).

Jeremiah 48:34).

Genesis 13:10; Genesis 12:8) is not to be pressed as though he could see all the plain of Jordan as far as to the S. of the Dead Sea

Genesis 19:30). God's assurance "I will not overthrow this city ... for the which thou hast spoken"

 

Holman Bible Dictionary - Zoar
(zoh' uhr) Place name meaning, “small.” One of the cities in the valley of Siddim, also known as Bela (Genesis 14:2 ). It was attacked by Chedolaomer, but apparently delivered by Abraham (Genesis 14:17 ). Lot fled to Zoar with his family just before God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19:23-24 ). He was afraid to remain there with his two daughters, so he went up to a mountain above the city (Genesis 19:30 ). Isaiah prophesied that the citizens of Moab would flee to Zoar when destruction would come upon their nation (Isaiah 15:5 ; compare Jeremiah 48:34 ). It was apparently a Moabite city, perhaps Safi on the river Zered.



Morrish Bible Dictionary - Zoar
One of the five cities of the plain in the land of Canaan, and which alone survived when they fell under the judgement of God. It was formerly called BELA. Lot fled to it when Sodom was destroyed, but feared to remain there. Genesis 13:10 ; Genesis 14:2,8 ; Genesis 19:22-30 ; Deuteronomy 34:3 ; Isaiah 15:5 ; Jeremiah 48:34 . Identified by some with ruins at Tell esh Shaghur, 31 50' N, 35 40' E .

The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Zoar
The city of Lot's refuge. The very name signifies little. (Genesis 19:22)

People's Dictionary of the Bible - Zoar
Zoar (zô'ar), smallness. Genesis 19:22-23; Genesis 19:30. One of the cities of Canaan. Its earlier name was Bela. Genesis 14:2; Genesis 14:8. In the general destruction of the cities of the plain, Zoar was spared to afford shelter to Lot. It was one of the landmarks which Moses saw from Pisgah, Deuteronomy 34:3, and it appears to have been known in the time of Isaiah, Isaiah 15:5, and Jeremiah. Jeremiah 48:34. It was situated in the same district with the four cities of the "plain" of the Jordan, and near to Sodom. Genesis 19:15; Genesis 19:23; Genesis 19:27. See Sodom.

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Zoar
A city on the south-east side of the Dead sea, was destined, with the other four cities, to be consumed by fire from heaven; but at the intercession of Lot it was preserved, Genesis 14:2 ; 19:20-23,30 . It was originally called Bela; but after Lot entreated the angel's permission to take refuge in it, and insisted on the smallness of this city, it had the name Zoar, which signifies small.

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Zoar - Zoar
Luhith - The way leading through Wâdy Bene Hammâd , from the district of Zoar to the eastern plateau, may be intended. The Onomasticon places Luhith between Areopolis and Zoar
Luhith - Made of boards, a Moabitish place between Zoar and Horonaim (Isaiah 15:5 ; Jeremiah 48:5 )
Nimrim, the Waters of - Named along with Zoar and Horonaim, and must therefore be sought in the S. of Zoar
Horona'im - (two caverns ), a town of Moab, possibly a sanctuary, named with Zoar and Luhith
be'la -
One of the five cities of the plain which was spared at the intercession of Lot, and received the name of Zoar, (Genesis 14:2 ; 19:22 ) [Zoar ] ... Son of Beor, who reigned over Edom in the city of Dinhabah, eight generations before Saul
za'ir - It has been conjectured that Zair is identical with Zoar
Eglath-Shelishiyah - The words do not apparently fit the poetic structure and are unexpected in the syntax and context, there being no adverb or preposition between Zoar and Eglath-Shelishiyah in the Hebrew. King James makes the phrase an identifying statement with Zoar—”an heifer of three years old
Horonaim - Place in Moab, mentioned by the prophets, with Zoar and Luhith
Pinon - Eusebius and Jerome (Onomasticon) identify the seat of the tribe with Punon, an Israelite station in the wilderness, and Phoeno between Petra and Zoar, the site of the Roman copper mines
Zoar - Zoar (zô'ar), smallness. In the general destruction of the cities of the plain, Zoar was spared to afford shelter to Lot
Chedorlao'Mer, - (handful of sheaves ), a king of Elam, in the time of Abraham, who with three other chiefs made war upon the kings of Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboim and Zoar, and reduced them to servitude
Zoar - Lot fled to Zoar with his family just before God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19:23-24 ). Isaiah prophesied that the citizens of Moab would flee to Zoar when destruction would come upon their nation (Isaiah 15:5 ; compare Jeremiah 48:34 )
pu'Non - ( Numbers 33:42,43 ) By Eusebius and Jerome, it is identified with Phaeno, which contained the copper-mines so well known at that period, and was situated between Petra and Zoar
lu'Hith - (Jeremiah 48:5 ) In the days of Eusebius and Jerome it was still known, and stood between Areopolis (Rabbath-moab) and Zoar
Luhith - ” It apparently identified a settlement in Moab on the road between Areopolis and Zoar, perhaps at present khirbet Medinet er-rash
Zair - Others equate it with Zoar (Genesis 13:10 ) or Zior (Joshua 15:54 )
City of Palm Trees - Some identify the region with Zoar on the south side of the Dead Sea or with Tamar about twenty miles south of the Dead Sea
Bela - Name for Zoar
Zoar - It was originally called Bela; but after Lot entreated the angel's permission to take refuge in it, and insisted on the smallness of this city, it had the name Zoar, which signifies small
Separatists - Many of its members emigrated to America in 1817 under the leadership of Joseph Bliumeler and settled at Zoar, Ohio
Bela -
A city on the shore of the Dead Sea, not far from Sodom, called also Zoar
Punon - Between Petra and Zoar, probably near the Roman road between them
Gomor'Rah - (Genesis 19:23-29 ) One of them only, Zoar (or Bela; which was its original name), was spared at the request of Lot, in order that he might take refuge there
zo'ar - (Genesis 14:2,8 ) It was in intimate connection with the cities of the "plain of Jordan" --Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, See also (Genesis 13:10 ) but not Genesis10:19 In the general destruction of the cities of the plain Zoar was spared to afford shelter to Lot. (Jeremiah 48:34 ) These are all the notices of Zoar contained in the Bible
Bela - A name of Zoar ( Genesis 14:2 ; Genesis 14:8 )
Bela - One of the five cities of the plain, spared at Lot's intercession, and named Zoar, "a little one" (Genesis 14:2; Genesis 19:22). Bela was probably the name of the king of Zoar, as his name alone of the five would otherwise not be given. , but only that Moses' eye caught no more southward town than Zoar
Chedor-Laomer - His vassals, Amraphel, king of Shinar, Arioch, king of Ellasar, and Tidal, king of Goiim, helped him to defeat the Canaanite princes of Sodom, Gomorrah, Adman, Zeboiim, and Zoar, who had rebelled against him after having acknowledged his authority for twelve years
Sodom - 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
Lot - he fled first to Zoar, in which he found a temporary refuge during the destruction of the other cities of the plain. [Zoar ] The end of Lot's wife is commonly treated as one of the difficulties of the Bible; but it surely need not be so
Lot - he fled first to Zoar, in which he found a temporary refuge during the destruction of the other cities of the plain. [Zoar ] The end of Lot's wife is commonly treated as one of the difficulties of the Bible; but it surely need not be so
Sod'om - --with Bela or Zoar. Robinson rests his argument is the situation of Zoar. (a) "Lot," says he, "fled to Zoar, which was near to Sodom; and Zoar lay almost at the southern end of the present sea, probably in the month of Wady Kerak
Gomorrah - The traditional names of Usdum, and site of Zoar, the hill of salt, said to have been Lot's wife, favor the view that the cities lay either in or around the present southern bay. Zoar or Bela alone of the five, at Lot's request, escaped destruction by the fire from the Lord. ... Also Moses saw Zoar from mount Nebo (Deuteronomy 34:3), which he could not had it been at the S
Gomorrah, Gomorrha - The wickedness of the cities being exceedingly great, they were, with the exception of the small city of Zoar, destroyed by fire and brimstone from heaven
Sodom - Chief of the group Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboim, and Bela or Zoar (Genesis 10:19; Genesis 13:3; Genesis 13:10-13; Genesis 13:19; Luke 17:29; 2 Peter 2:6; Judges 1:4-7; Mark 6:11; Matthew 10:15; Deuteronomy 29:23)
Heifer - Isaiah 15:5, Moab's "fugitives shah flee unto Zoar," on the extreme boundary S
Chedorlaomer - King of Elam, who for twelve years had in subjection to him the kings of Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim, and Bela, or Zoar
Moabite - From Zoar, the cradle of this tribe, on the south-eastern border of the Dead Sea, they gradually spread over the region on the east of Jordan
Lot - The city of Zoar , where they dwelt for a time, is possibly the Zoara or Zoôr of Josephus, at the S
Lot - Lot begged to be allowed to go to Zoar, and was permitted; but, fearing to stay there, he left with his two daughters and abode in a cave, where, alas, he became the father of Moab and Ben-ammi, the ancestors of the Moabites and the Ammonites, who are afterwards alluded to as the children of Lot
Mount Nebo - We are told that he saw from thence all the land of Gilead unto Dan, and all the land of Naphtali and Ephraim and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah unto the uttermost sea, together with the south and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar
Sea, the Salt - ... Ancient testimony, the recent formation of the sea, its bituminous, saline, volcanic aspect, the traditional names (Usdum ), and the traditional site of Zoar (called by Josephus Zoar of Arabia), the hill of salt traditionally made Lot's wife, all favor the southern site for Sodom, etc. in diameter, 10 or 12 high, artificial; made by some a relic of Sodom or of Zoar
Lot - ) ... Lot and his daughters sought refuge first in Zoar, and then, fearing to remain there longer, retired to a cave in the neighbouring mountains ( Genesis 19:30 )
Lot - He fled first to Zoar, in which he found a temporary refuge during the destruction of the other cities of the plain
Fear - One may be “afraid” to do something, as when Lot “feared to dwell in Zoar” (Gen
mo'ab - Zoar was the cradle of the race of Lot
Nebo - is inaccurate not only in mentioning specific features (the Mediterranean, Dan, probably Zoar) which are out of sight, but in giving the general impression that the view commanded the whole of Western Palestine, whereas it actually commands but a third
Lot (1) - Defective faith made him plead for leave to stay at Zoar, which, as "a little one," he urges could have but few sinning in it so as to incur a share in Sodom's doom. Vacillation in faith led him to doubt even Zoar's safety, notwithstanding God's promise
Bezer - He is our Zoar, Genesis 19:20, etc
Moab - the incestuous offspring of Lot's older daughter, near Zoar, S. ... Moab was more settled in habits, and remained nearer the original seat Zoar
Sea, the Salt, - [SODOM ; Zoar ] The belief which prompted the idea of some modern writers that the Dead Sea was formed by the catastrophe which overthrew the "cities of the plain" is a mere assumption
Dead Sea - ... The water now covering these ruins occupies what was formerly the vale of Siddim; a rich and fruitful valley, in which stood the five cities, called the cities of the plain, namely, Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboim, and Bela or Zoar: the four first of which were destroyed, while the latter, being "a little city," was preserved at the intercession of Lot; to which he fled for refuge from the impending catastrophe, and where he remained in safety during its accomplishment
Moses - "Jehovah shewed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan, and all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, unto the utmost sea, and the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar" (Deuteronomy 34:2-3 ), the magnificient inheritance of the tribes of whom he had been so long the leader; and there he died, being one hundred and twenty years old, according to the word of the Lord, and was buried by the Lord "in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Beth-peor" (34:6)
Inn - 232), quoting from the Talmud a story of some Levites, who, travelling from Zoar, left at an inn one of their number who had fallen ill upon the road (Yeb
Abraham - of Persia, Susiana), the chief sovereign, with Amrephar of Shinar (Babylon), Arioch of Ellasar (the Chaldean Larissa, or Larsa, half way between Ur, or Mugheir, and Erech, or Warka, in Lower Babylonia), and Tidal, king of nations, attacked Bera of Sodom, Birsha of Gomorrah, Shinab of Admah, and Shemeber of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela or Zoar, because after twelve bears of subordination they "rebelled" (Genesis 14)
Lot - 'And Lot lifted up his eyes and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt as thou comest into Zoar
Judea - Philip, a strong place on the road to Hebron, ten miles south of Jerusalem; Ziph, a small town between Hebron and the Dead Sea; Zoar, at the southern extremity of the Dead Sea, near the situation of Sodom; Hebron, formerly Kirjath-arba, a very ancient town in a hilly country, twenty-five miles south of the capital; Arad, about twenty- four miles southward from Hebron, and near the Ascensus Avrabim, or Scorpion Mountains, on the border of Arabia Petraea; and Thamar, on the southern limit of the province, near the south extremity of the Dead Sea
Canaan - Maon, which belonged to the tribe of Judah, and was situated in or near the desert of Paran, is described by Abulfeda as the farthest city of Syria toward Arabia, being two days' journey beyond Zoar