What does Gomorrah mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
וַעֲמֹרָ֛ה the twin-city in evil with Sodom 3
וַעֲמֹרָ֖ה the twin-city in evil with Sodom 2
γόμορρα a city in eastern part of Judah that was destroyed when the Lord rained fire and brimstone on it; now covered by the Dead Sea. 2
עֲמֹרָֽה the twin-city in evil with Sodom 2
עֲמֹרָ֑ה the twin-city in evil with Sodom 2
γομόρροις a city in eastern part of Judah that was destroyed when the Lord rained fire and brimstone on it; now covered by the Dead Sea. 1
עֲמֹרָ֛ה the twin-city in evil with Sodom 1
כַּעֲמֹרָֽה the twin-city in evil with Sodom 1
לַעֲמֹרָ֖ה the twin-city in evil with Sodom 1
וַעֲמֹרָ֔ה the twin-city in evil with Sodom 1
עֲמֹרָ֗ה the twin-city in evil with Sodom 1
עֲמֹרָ֖ה the twin-city in evil with Sodom 1
γομόρρων a city in eastern part of Judah that was destroyed when the Lord rained fire and brimstone on it; now covered by the Dead Sea. 1
)עֲמֹרָ֔ה the twin-city in evil with Sodom 1
וַעֲמֹרָה֙ the twin-city in evil with Sodom 1
עֲמֹרָ֔ה the twin-city in evil with Sodom 1
γομόρρας a city in eastern part of Judah that was destroyed when the Lord rained fire and brimstone on it; now covered by the Dead Sea. 1
כַּֽעֲמֹרָ֔ה the twin-city in evil with Sodom 1

Definitions Related to Gomorrah

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   1 the twin-city in evil with Sodom, both destroyed in judgment by God with fire from heaven.
      1a of iniquity (fig.
      ).
      Additional Information: Gomorrah = “submersion”.
      

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   1 a city in eastern part of Judah that was destroyed when the Lord rained fire and brimstone on it; now covered by the Dead Sea.
   Additional Information: Gomorrha = “submersion”.
   

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Gomorrah
Submersion, one of the five cities of the plain of Siddim (q.v.) which were destroyed by fire (Genesis 10:19 ; 13:10 ; 19:24,28 ). These cities probably stood close together, and were near the northern extremity of what is now the Dead Sea. This city is always mentioned next after Sodom, both of which were types of impiety and wickedness (Genesis 18:20 ; Romans 9:29 ). Their destruction is mentioned as an "ensample unto those that after should live ungodly" (2 Peter 2:6 ; Jude 1:4-7 ). Their wickedness became proverbial (Deuteronomy 32:32 ; Isaiah 1:9,10 ; Jeremiah 23:14 ). But that wickedness may be exceeded (Matthew 10:15 ; Mark 6:11 ). (See DEAD SEA).
Holman Bible Dictionary - Gomorrah
(guh mawr' ruh) See Sodom and Gomorrah .
Holman Bible Dictionary - Sodom And Gomorrah
(ssah' dahm, gah mohr' rah) Place names of uncertain meaning. Two cities in Palestine at the time of Abraham. Sodom and Gomorrah were among the five “cities of the valley” (Genesis 13:12 ; Genesis 19:29 ; KJV, “plain”) of Abraham's time. Exact locations are unknown, but they were probably situated in the Valley of Siddim (Genesis 14:3 ,Genesis 14:3,14:8 ,Genesis 14:8,14:10-11 ) near the Dead Sea, perhaps the area now covered by the Sea's shallow southern end. Lot moved to this area, eventually settling in Sodom (Genesis 13:10-12 ; Genesis 14:12 ; Genesis 19:1 ).
Sodom and Gomorrah were renowned for their wickedness (Genesis 18:20 ). Despite Abraham's successful plea (Genesis 18:22-32 ) not even ten righteous men could be found in Sodom, and the cities were judged by the Lord, then destroyed by “brimstone and fire” (Genesis 19:24 ; NIV, “burning sulfur”).
The unnatural lusts of the men of Sodom (Genesis 19:4-8 ; Jude 1:7 ) have given us the modern term sodomy, but the city was guilty of a full spectrum of sins including pride, oppression of the poor, haughtiness, and “abominable things” (Ezekiel 16:49-50 ). Together, Sodom and Gomorrah provided a point of comparison for the sinfulness of Israel and other nations (Deuteronomy 32:32 ; Isaiah 1:10 ; Jeremiah 23:14 ). The memory of their destruction provided a picture of God's judgment (Isaiah 13:19 ; Jeremiah 49:18 ; Matthew 10:14-15 ; Matthew 11:23-24 ) and made them an example to be avoided (Deuteronomy 29:23-25 ; 2 Peter 2:6 ).
Daniel C. Browning, Jr.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Gomorrah
GOMORRAH . See Plain [1].
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Gomorrah
Rebellious people
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Sodom And Gomorrah
Sodom and Gomorrah are mentioned in Matthew 10:15, Judges 1:7, 2 Peter 2:6, Revelation 11:8 as affording by their fate a warning against strange sins, whether moral or spiritual. The verb (ἐκπορνεύω) used in Jude is also used in Septuagint of Exodus 34:15-16, Leviticus 17:7, Hosea 4:12, Ezekiel 16:26; Ezekiel 16:28; Ezekiel 16:33, of ‘going after’ other gods, and this seems to explain the use of Sodom in Revelation 11:8. Rome is Sodom because its gods are no true gods. Beyond references in The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs (Test. Naph. 3) and in 3 Maccabees 2:4 f. the symbolism of Sodom seems to have been dropped out of sight. It is not used in the Apostolic Fathers, or in any apocalyptic or heretical books of the Apostolic Age. The reason is possibly to be found in the belief (Enoch, lxvii. 4) that the angels who sinned are imprisoned in a subterranean burning valley (Ge-hinnom) which extended to the Dead Sea, so that Gehenna extruded Sodom by assimilating it.
W. F. Cobb.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Gomorrah
Traces of the catastrophe recorded in Genesis 19 are visible in the whole region about the Dead, or as Scripture calls it, the Salt Sea. (See SALT SEA.) . Volcanic agency and earthquake, accompanying the fire shower, may have produced the deep depression of the sea, and so arrested the Jordan's original onward course through the Arabah into the gulf of Akabah. The northern end of the lake is 1,300 ft. deep, the southern only 13 ft. below the surface. The southern division or bay of the sea most probably was formed at a late date. It abounds with salt, throws up bitumen, sulphur, and nitre on its shores. This answers to the vale of Siddim, "full of slime pits" (Genesis 14:10); and it accords with the destruction of the four cities of the plain by fire and brimstone, and with the turning of Lot's wife into a pillar of salt.
Scripture does not say the cities were immersed in the sea, but that they were destroyed by fire from heaven (Deuteronomy 29:23; Jeremiah 49:18; Jeremiah 50:40; Zephaniah 2:9; 2 Peter 2:6; Judges 1:4-7, "an example unto those that after should live ungodly"; Amos 4:11). So Josephus, B. J., 4:8, section 4. 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. Grove argues for the northern site that Abram and Lot near Bethel could not have seen the southern valleys (Genesis 13:10) but could see the northern, and that what they saw was "the Ciccar of the Jordan," whereas Jordan flowed into the northern end of the Dead Sea but not into the southern.
But Genesis 13 probably means only that Lot, seeing the Jordan N. of the Dead Sea, and knowing the whole valley N. and S. to be well watered, chose it. Moreover, the catastrophes palpable to sight all round the southern end imply that the Jordan once flowed to the S. of that sea. Gomorrah means submersion; Arabic ghamara, to "overwhelm with water." Gomorrah was one of the five cities of the vale of Siddim whose forces were routed by Chedorlaomer, until Abram helped them. Zoar or Bela alone of the five, at Lot's request, escaped destruction by the fire from the Lord. Jerusalem when corrupted (for "the corruption of the best is the worst of all corruptions") is termed Sodom and her people Gomer (Isaiah 1:9-10); as the church apostate corrupted is termed "Babylon" (Revelation 17).
Worse still are they who see Christ's "mighty works" yet "repent not," and who receive not the apostles' teaching (Matthew 10:15; Mark 6:11). The profound depression of the plain of Gomorrah, the deepest on the earth, and its stagnant tropical air, answered to its sunken morals. DeSaulcy thinks that in Usdum and Um Zoghal traces of Sodom exist; and in Ain Feshkah (Goumran, Arabic) on the N.W. traces of Gomorrah. Rather in wady Amrah is to be sought a connection with Gomorrah. Tristram objects to the southern site for Sodom and Gomorrah that Chedorlaomer marching from mount Seir to Hazezon Tamar (Engedi) afterward meets the king of Sodom in the vale of Siddim, which therefore in the order ought to be rather at the northern end of the Dead Sea.
Also Moses saw Zoar from mount Nebo (Deuteronomy 34:3), which he could not had it been at the S.E. of Dead Sea. He thinks that the southern bed of the sea was formerly deeper than now, and that it was raised by deposits brought from the Arabah. Lightning probably kindled the masses of sulphurous bitumen abounding around. Combining with an earthquake, the storm cast showers of ignited bitumen on the cities, so that "the smoke of the country" was "as the smoke of a furnace," as beheld by Abraham. God often uses natural means in His most supernatural interventions.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Gomorrah, Gomorrha
One of the five cities of the plain, or Vale of Siddim, that revolted against Chedorlaomer, who attacked and carried away the people and the spoil. They were rescued by Abraham because Lot was among the captives. 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 is constantly associated with Gomorrah in the accounts of this destruction, and they are held up both in the O.T. and in the N.T. as a signal instance of God's direct action in judgement. Genesis 14,18,19 ; 2 Peter 2:6 ; Jude 7 . Yet, solemn and complete as was their destruction, the Lord said it would be more tolerable in the day of judgement for these cities than for those where His mighty works had been done, and which had rejected Him. Matthew 10:15 .
It is not known where these cities were situated, except that they were near to the Dead Sea: at its north end is now considered to be most probable.
In Isaiah 1:10 Israel had fallen so low that the prophet addresses them as 'ye rulers of Sodom,' 'ye people of Gomorrah,' and Jerusalem is 'spiritually called Sodom and Egypt' in Revelation 11:8 .
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Gomorrah
Gomorrah (go-mŏr'rah), submersion. One of the five cities in the vale of Siddim, Genesis 14:1-11; destroyed for its wickedness, Genesis 18:20; Genesis 19:24; Genesis 19:28; made a warning by Moses, Deuteronomy 29:23; Deuteronomy 32:32; referred to by Isaiah 1:9-10; by Jeremiah 23:14; Jeremiah 49:18; Jeremiah 50:40; by Amos 4:11; by Zephaniah 2:9 : by our Saviour, Matthew 10:15; Mark 6:11, A. V.; by Paul, quoting Isaiah, Romans 9:29; by Peter and Jude, 2 Peter 2:6. Its site is disputed. Some place it at the southern, others at the northern, end of the Dead. Sea.
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Gomorrah
one of the five cities of the Pentapolis, consumed by fire, Genesis 19:24 , &c. See DEAD SEA .
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Gomorrah
One of the cities in the fruitful vale of Siddim, near the southern part of the ancient Dead Sea, miraculously blasted by God. See SODOM .
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Gomorrah
The city of Gomorrah was located near Sodom but, like Sodom, it was destroyed almost four thousand years ago. Its remains probably lie buried beneath the Dead Sea. (For details see SODOM.)

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Gomorrah - Gomorrah
Birsha - King of Gomorrah
Gomorrah - (guh mawr' ruh) See Sodom and Gomorrah
Admah - ” City connected with Sodom and Gomorrah as border of Canaanite territory (Genesis 10:19 ). Its king was defeated along with kings of Sodom and Gomorrah by coalition of four eastern kings (Genesis 14:1 ). God destroyed Admah, one of “the cities of the plains” (Genesis 19:29 ), along with Sodom and Gomorrah (Deuteronomy 29:23 )
Bir'Sha - (son of godlessness ), a king of Gomorrah
Birsha - King of Gomorrah at the time of Chedorlaomer’s invasion ( Genesis 14:2 )
Birsha - Son of wickedness, a king of Gomorrah whom Abraham succoured in the invasion of Chedorlaomer (Genesis 14:2 )
Zeboim, Zeboiim - One of the five 'cities of the plain' destroyed with Sodom and Gomorrah
Birsha - ” King of Gomorrah who joined coalition of Dead Sea area kings against eastern group of invading kings (Genesis 14:2 )
Gomorrah - The city of Gomorrah was located near Sodom but, like Sodom, it was destroyed almost four thousand years ago
Siddim - The vale in which were "slime pits," near the plain whereon stood the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah
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
Admah - Destroyed along with Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19:24)
am'Raphel - (keeper of the gods ) perhaps a Hamite king of Shinar or Babylonia, who joined the victorious incursion of the Elamite Chedorlaomer against the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities of the plain
Amraphel - Perhaps a Hamite king of Shinar or Babylonia, who joined the victorious incursion of the Elamite Chedorlaomer against the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities of the plain
Sod'Omites - This word does not denote the inhabitants of Sodom; but it is employed in the Authorized Version of the Old Testament for those who practiced as a religious rite the abominable and unnatural vice from which the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah have derived their lasting infamy
Sodom - 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 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, Deuteronomy 29:23 Amos 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
Admah - It was destroyed along with Sodom and Gomorrah (19:24; Deuteronomy 29:23 )
Admah - ’ It is not noticed as overthrown in the account of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah ( Genesis 19:1-38 ), but is included in their catastrophe in the two later passages
Brimstone - The soil around Sodom and Gomorrah abounded in sulphur and bitumen
Sodom - It is believed that the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were located near the southern end of the Dead Sea, but through earthquake activity the sea spread farther south and covered whatever remained of the ancient cities. ...
Sodom and Gomorrah were notoriously sinful, and homosexual practices were widespread (Genesis 19:4-10). ...
In later generations people likened great moral sin to the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah, and likened a devastating judgment to the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah (Deuteronomy 29:23; Isaiah 3:9; Isaiah 13:19; Jeremiah 23:14; Jeremiah 49:18; Ezekiel 16:46-56; Zephaniah 2:9; Matthew 10:15; Luke 17:28-29; 2 Peter 2:6; Judges 1:7)
Arioch - King of Ellasar, who joined alliance against Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 14:1 ) but was eventually defeated by Abraham
Chedor-Laomer - (chehd awr lay' oh muhr) King of Elam who joined coalition of kings against kings of Sodom and Gomorrah, leading to Abraham's involvement and victory (Genesis 14:1 )
Sodom And Gomorrah - Sodom and Gomorrah were among the five “cities of the valley” (Genesis 13:12 ; Genesis 19:29 ; KJV, “plain”) of Abraham's time. ...
Sodom and Gomorrah were renowned for their wickedness (Genesis 18:20 ). Together, Sodom and Gomorrah provided a point of comparison for the sinfulness of Israel and other nations (Deuteronomy 32:32 ; Isaiah 1:10 ; Jeremiah 23:14 )
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. Chedor-laomer and his allies defeated the Canaanite princes in the valley of Siddim, and sacked Sodom and Gomorrah
Region Round About - The "circle" (hacicar ) of cultivation, wherein stood Sodom, Gomorrah, and the other three cities
Admah - Gomorrah
Kain - According to Arabian tradition, Abraham watched the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah from a nearby hill
Gomorrah - Gomorrah means submersion; Arabic ghamara, to "overwhelm with water. " Gomorrah was one of the five cities of the vale of Siddim whose forces were routed by Chedorlaomer, until Abram helped them. The profound depression of the plain of Gomorrah, the deepest on the earth, and its stagnant tropical air, answered to its sunken morals. traces of Gomorrah. Rather in wady Amrah is to be sought a connection with Gomorrah. Tristram objects to the southern site for Sodom and Gomorrah that Chedorlaomer marching from mount Seir to Hazezon Tamar (Engedi) afterward meets the king of Sodom in the vale of Siddim, which therefore in the order ought to be rather at the northern end of the Dead Sea
Gomorrah, Gomorrha - SODOM is constantly associated with Gomorrah in the accounts of this destruction, and they are held up both in the O. ...
In Isaiah 1:10 Israel had fallen so low that the prophet addresses them as 'ye rulers of Sodom,' 'ye people of Gomorrah,' and Jerusalem is 'spiritually called Sodom and Egypt' in Revelation 11:8
Amraphel - ” King of Shinar or Babylon who joined a coalition to defeat Sodom and Gomorrah, then other kings in Canaan and the Dead Sea area
Hammon Gog, the Valley of - The publicity of the road, and the multitude of graves, will arrest the many passers by to observe God's judgments, executed nigh the scene of judgment on Gog's prototypes, Sodom and Gomorrah
Eshcol - one of Abraham's allies, who dwelt with him in the valley of Mamre, and accompanied him in the pursuit of Chedorlaomer, and the other confederated kings, who pillaged Sodom and Gomorrah, and carried away Lot, Abraham's nephew, Genesis 14:24
Ellasar - The capital city of King Arioch, who joined the eastern coalition against Sodom and Gomorrah, resulting in Abraham's involvement in war (Genesis 14:1 )
Omorrah - Since they were living like the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah, the Lord applies that name to them as being most appropriate
Brimstone - It was the instrument used in destroying Sodom and Gomorrah, the adjoining cities of the plain (Genesis 19:24), for divine miracle does not supersede the use of God's existing natural agents, but moves in connection with them
Ashes - They also represent the devastating effect of God's wrath on Sodom and Gomorrah (2 Peter 2:6 )
Zeboiim - Zeboiim was destroyed when God sent fire and brimstone on Sodom and Gomorrah (Deuteronomy 29:23 ; compare Hosea 11:8 )
Zoar - Lot fled to Zoar with his family just before God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19:23-24 )
Gomorrah - Gomorrah (go-mŏr'rah), submersion
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). (See Gomorrah
Lot - Lot chose for himself the fertile pasture lands around Sodom and Gomorrah, east of the Dead Sea (Genesis 13:5-11). But Sodom and the neighbouring city of Gomorrah were so morally corrupt that God decided to destroy them (Genesis 13:12-13; Genesis 18:20-21)
Zoar - Connected with the cities of the plain, Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim (Gen_13:10)
Ashes - ...
B — 1: τεφρόω (Strong's #5077 — Verb — tephroo — tef-ro'-o ) "to turn to ashes," is found in 2 Peter 2:6 , with reference to the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah
Sodom - The sinfulness of Sodom (often with the addition of ‘Gomorrah’) is frequently referred to as typical of terrible wickedness (e. If they came to any place in which their words were not received, they were to shake off the dust of their feet; ‘Verily I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city. Luke, on the other hand, the words form part of the charge to the Seventy; he has ‘Sodom’ for ‘the land of Sodom,’ ‘Gomorrah’ is omitted, and instead of St. ’ The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah is also coupled with the Deluge in 2 Peter 2:5-7 as an example of punishment
Sodom And Gomorrah - Sodom and Gomorrah are mentioned in Matthew 10:15, Judges 1:7, 2 Peter 2:6, Revelation 11:8 as affording by their fate a warning against strange sins, whether moral or spiritual
Earthquake - The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, the stopping of the Jordan River at the time of Israel’s entrance into Canaan, and the collapse of the walls of Jericho may all have involved earthquake activity
Mamre - It was with these three persons, together with his own and their domestics, that Abraham pursued and overcame the kings after their conquest of Sodom and Gomorrah
Lascivious, Lasciviousness - , "lascivious (doings)," RV (the AV "pernicious ways" follows those texts which have apoleiais); in 2 Peter 2:7 , RV, "lascivious (life)," AV "filthy (conversation)," of the people of Sodom and Gomorrah; in 2 Peter 2:18 , RV, "lasciviousness" (AV, "wantonness"), practiced by the same persons as mentioned in Jude
Bela - of the Dead Sea, on the route to Egypt, not far from where Sodom and Gomorrah stood, according to Holland, arguing from the smoke of the burning cities having been seen by Abraham from the neighborhood of Hebron, and also because if Sodom had been N. Bela is joined with Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, in Genesis 14:2; Genesis 14:8, forming a confederacy against the invading kings of Elam, Shinar, etc
Salt Sea - ...
What connection there is, if any, between the present state of the Salt Seaand the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, is not known. The four kings had come from a distance, but the five kings, of whom the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah were two, were near home; farther than this the connection cannot be traced
Sid'Dim - In this valley the kings of the five allied cities of Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboim and Bela seem to, have awaited the approach of the invaders
Fight - 14:8 is an early occurrence of milchâmâh: “And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, … and they joined battle with them in the vale of Siddim
Goiim - Land whose King Tidal joined the eastern coalition against a coalition from Sodom and Gomorrah
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
Jude, the Book of - His first set of examples appeal to:...
(1) the murmuring Israelites (2) the fallen angels (3) those in Sodom and Gomorrah. Immoral Sodom and Gomorrah show the certainty of judgment (7)
Sod'om - It is commonly mentioned in connection with Gomorrah, but also with Admah and Zeboim, and on one occasion -- ( Genesis 14:1 ) . In the midst of the garden the four cities of Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboim appear to have been situated. ) The miserable fate of Sodom and Gomorrah is held up as a warning in numerous passages of the Old and New Testaments
Example - Hebrews 4 ...
Sodom and Gomorrah--are set forth for an example,suffering the vengeance of eternal fire
Flee - 14:10, where it is used twice to describe the “fleeing” of the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah
Chedorlaomer - King of Elam, who for twelve years had in subjection to him the kings of Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim, and Bela, or Zoar
Patriarchs - Melchizedek, of Canaanite Salem, is His king priest, and He punishes Canaanite Sodom and Gomorrah
Gall - "For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah; their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter
Boundary - ...
Gebûl represents the territory within certain boundaries: “And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha” ( Eternal Punishment - , the flood and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah) shows that the Old Testament focuses on premature death when dealing with the fate of the ungodly, not on life after death. "...
Jude speaks of hell in terms of fire when he cites Sodom and Gomorrah as an earthly example of "those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire" (v
Dead Sea - Somewhere near the sea were Sodom and Gomorrah , but whether north or south of it is not settled; the one certain fact about their sites is that the popular belief that they are covered by the waters of the Lake is quite inadmissible
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. " The learned Frenchman inclines to adopt the idea of Professors Michaelis and Busching, that Sodom and Gomorrah were built upon a mine of bitumen; that lightning kindled the combustible mass, and that the cities sunk in the subterraneous conflagration. The Scriptural account, however, is explicit, that "the Lord rained upon Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from heaven;" which we may safely interpret as implying a shower of inflamed sulphur, or nitre
Balaam - He referred to the fallen angels, the watery destruction of the unbelievers in Noah's time, and the fiery judgment on lawless Sodom and Gomorrah in Lot's day
Salt - To sow a land with salt, signifies its utter barrenness and desolation; a condition often illustrated in the Bible by allusions to the region of Sodom and Gomorrah, with its soil impregnated with salt, or covered with acrid and slimy pools, Deuteronomy 29
Lot - God had already told Abraham that He intended to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah ( Genesis 18:20 ). ...
In the New Testament, the day of the Son of man is compared to the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah (Luke 17:28-29 )
Rapes - ...
Deuteronomy 32:32 (a) The good GOD of Heaven is reminding Israel of the tremendous contrast between the grapes of Eschol and the grapes of Gomorrah
Destructionists - remarks, that the wicked are compared to combustible materials, as brands, tares, &c, which the fire utterly consumes: so Sodom and Gomorrah suffer "the vengeance of eternal fire," that is, they are destroyed forever: and the phrases, "the worm that dieth not, and the fire which is not quenched," are placed in opposition to entering into life, and denote the termination of existence, Mark 9:43
Abimelech - ...
Among the Philistines...
After the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham and Sarah moved through the south of Canaan and settled in the Philistine district of Gerar
Hebron - Abraham apparently remained at Mamre until after the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah
Vine - ...
Deuteronomy 32:32 (a) The vine in this case refers to the wicked cities of Sodom and Gomorrah
Condemn - He was responsible for the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah (2 Peter 2:6 ), and He condemned sin in human nature by sending His own Son (Romans 8:3 )
Lot - Had Lot just held on as he began; had he kept close to Abraham, and had he been content to share Abraham's prospects and prosperity and peace, Lot would have lived a pure and a happy life; he would have escaped many sorrows, and, instead of being scarcely saved; saved indeed, but saved with the fire and brimstone of Sodom and Gomorrah smouldering in his skirts; he would have gone down to a truly patriarchal grave, an elder of a good report and a father of a blameless name. '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. Well, the upshot of that war was that the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah were defeated and fled, and Lot was taken prisoner with all his possessions, and was marched off in great haste up the Jordan and away to the mountains. For Peter tells us in his Second Epistle that, when God turned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, He delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked. And with all the vexations that wrung his heart Lot could never make up his mind to be done with Sodom and Gomorrah for ever
Canaan - ...
In Ham's sin lies the stain of the whole Hamitic race, sexual profligacy, of which Sodom and Gomorrah furnish an awful example. In spite of the awful warning given by the doom of Sodom and Gomorrah, Canaanite profligacy at last became a reproach to humanity; and the righteous Ruler of the world required that the land originally set apart for Shem, and where Jehovah was to be blessed as the God of Shem (1 John 5:4-52), should be wrested from "the families of the Canaanites spread abroad," and encroaching beyond their divinely assigned limits (Genesis 10:18). the Jordan valley to Sodom, Gomorrah, and Lasha (Callirhoe) by the Dead Sea. The plain or circle of Jordan on which Sodom and Gomorrah stood was probably, according to Grove, at the N. cud of the Dead Sea, but (See Gomorrah
Cry - Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great--I will go down, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it
Fierceness - They are a ‘faithless and perverse generation,’ or ‘a wicked and adulterous generation’ seeking after a visible and tangible sign of spiritual things (Matthew 16:4); they shall lose the Kingdom of God (Matthew 21:43); the heathen of Nineveh shall show themselves better judges of eternal realities (Luke 11:32); there is more hope for Tyre and Sidon (Luke 10:14) or for Sodom and Gomorrah than for the spiritually blind (Matthew 10:15); ‘Ye are of your father the devil’ (John 8:44)
Amos, Book of - They were overthrown as Sodom and Gomorrah, some being saved, as firebrands out of the burning
Canaan; Canaanite - And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah,
That - " It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city
Remove, Depart - 18:24 Abraham pleads with God to spare Sodom and Gomorrah and to bear away the sin of the place
Evil - Noah's flood, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, and the fall of Jerusalem are examples
Reprobate - The land which drinks in the rain and brings forth the looked-for crop receives blessing of God, but that which receives the same benign influence and produces only thorns and thistles is ‘rejected’ (ἀδόκιμος), gets no share of that blessing, but is tit only, like Sodom and Gomorrah, for the fire
Babylon - Even before Babylon reached the summit of its glory, Isaiah prophesied: "Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah: It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation; neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there; but wild beasts of the desert shall lie there
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(Consider also Sodom and Gomorrah, Jericho, Gilgal, Assyria, Tyre
Grape - From some sort of poisonous fruits of the grape kind, Moses, Deuteronomy 32:32-33 , has taken those strong and highly poetical images with which he has set forth the future corruption and extreme degeneracy of the Israelites, in an allegory which has a near relation, both in its subject and imagery, to this of Isaiah: —...
"Their vine is from the vine of Sodom, And from the fields of Gomorrah
Eternal Fire (2) - Sodom, Gomorrah, and Edom are given as examples of places on which the doom of eternal fire fell, and they still bear its proof-marks. In Sodom, Gomorrah, Edom, etc
Angels - Their punishment and that of Sodom and Gomorrah is held up as a warning against fleshly indulgence, and despising government
Chief Parables And Miracles in the Bible - ...
Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed
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). The passionate intercession was probably prompted by feeling for his kinsman Lot, who was in Sodom, for he intercedes only for Sodom, not also for Gomorrah, an undesigned propriety, a mark of genuineness
John the Baptist - Up and down John wandered, and fasted, and prayed, where Sodom and Gomorrah had once stood till the Lord rained fire and brimstone upon all the inhabitants of those cities, and upon all that grew upon the ground. It was because all other men were misanthropes; were hateful, and were hating one another, that John could not any longer dwell among them, either in Judea or in Jerusalem, either in Sodom or Gomorrah
Peter, Second, Theology of - This is proven by the destruction of the ancient world in its ungodliness, the continuing detention of insubordinate angels, and the catastrophic destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah for their evil and immorality (2:4-10)
Lake of Fire - This conception goes back to the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, which again is connected by Gunkel (Schöpfung und Chaos) and Jeremias with the Babylonian cosmology (cf
Clean, To Be - 1:15) and did not plead for cleansing of his crimes was judged to be as wicked as the people of Sodom and Gomorrah
Existence of God - "The existence of God farther appears from the fearful punishments which have been inflicted upon persons, and especially upon nations, when their immoralities became excessive, and that by very unexpected means and instruments; as in the drowning of the old world; destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah; plagues of Pharaoh and his servants; overthrow of Sennacherib and his army; miseries and ruin of the Canaanites, Jews, Syrians, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Persians, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Saracens, Tartars, and others
Sea, the Salt, - ) The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah may have been by volcanic action, but it may be safely asserted that no traces of it have yet been discovered, and that, whatever it was, it can have had no connection with that far vaster and far more ancient event which opened the great valley of the Jordan and the Dead Sea, and at some subsequent time cut it off from communication with the Red Sea by forcing up between them the tract of the Wady Arabah
Punishment - ...
Sometimes punishment was meted out by God directly, as when fire and brimstone destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19:24-25 ) or when the ground opened up to swallow those who rebelled in the wilderness (Numbers 16:31-33 )
Set - 21), and is so rendered in Hebrews 6:18 of the hope of the believer; Hebrews 12:1 , of the Christian race; Hebrews 12:2 , of the joy "set" before Christ in the days of His flesh and at His death; (b) "to be set forth," said of Sodom and Gomorrah, in Jude 1:7
Remnant - , Noah's family after the flood, Genesis 6:5-8:22 ; Lot's family after the burning of Sodom and Gomorrah, Genesis 19 those who remained in the land after the deportations of 597 b
Abraham - The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, and the deliverance of Lot, are graphically described in ch
Destructionists - So the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah are said to have suffered the vengeance of an eternal fire; that is, they were so effectually consumed, or destroyed, that they could never be rebuilt; the phrase, eternal fire, signifying the irrevocable destruction of those cities, not the degree or duration of the misery of the inhabitants who perished
Hospitality - When the angels journeyed to Sodom and Gomorrah in search of a righteous man, only Lot and his family were set apart to be saved
King - Sodom, Gomorrah, etc
Babylon - ...
Scripture is very decisive as to the utter destruction of the city: "Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah
Judgment, Day of - He told the Twelve that they were to warn their hearers that it would be "more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah" on the day of judgment than for them (Matthew 10:15 )
Salt - ...
The first account we read of salt is Genesis 14:3; where mention is made of the Salt Sea in the vale of Siddim; and this is probably what elsewhere is called the Dead Sea, forming the spot where once stood Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities of the plain, which the Lord destroyed by fire, and over which Jordan in the seasons of its overflowing pours itself
Messiah - ...
The wider dimension of the messianic concept is evident in Abraham's life of faith, intercession on behalf of Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 18 ), and offering of the ram substituted for his son Isaac (Genesis 22 )
Sea - ...
This lower part is believed to cover the sites of the cities destroyed by fire from heaven, Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim
Targums - And he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three angels in the resemblance of men were standing before him; angels who had been sent from the necessity of three things because it is not possible for a ministering angel to be sent for more than one purpose at a time one, then, had come to make known to him that Sarah should bear a man-child; one had come to deliver Lot; and one to overthrow Sodom and Gomorrah
Mission - The first records in biblical history of God's sending is his banishment of Adam and Even from the garden and the angelic mission to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 3:23 ; 19:13 )
Judges, Theology of - The Levite and his party are then confronted by great evil, evil reminiscent of Sodom and Gomorrah (19:22-26; cf
Job - That it was composed before Abraham's migration to Canaan, may also be inferred from its silence respecting the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, and the other cities of the plain, which were still nearer to Idumea, where the scene is laid
Joshua - Neither the piety of Melchizedek nor the awful punishment of Sodom and Gomorrah had led them to repentance
Edom - As in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, and the neighbour cities thereof, saith the Lord, no man shall abide there, neither shall a son of man dwell in it,"...
Jeremiah 49:13-18
Palestine - It is thought that this area is the location of “the cities of the Plain” (Genesis 13:12 ), Sodom and Gomorrah
Peter, Second Epistle of - But their doom at the hand of a righteous God, is no less certain than that of the angels who sinned, or the antediluvian world, or Sodom and Gomorrah; though now also, as theo, the few righteous will escape ( 2 Peter 1:1-9 )
Day of the Lord, God, Christ, the - "Babylon, the jewel of kingdoms, the glory of the Babylonians' pride, will be overthrown by God like Sodom and Gomorrah" (13:19)
Ham - Ham should have been born and bred in Sodom and Gomorrah
Miracle - The promise does not preclude judgments of a lesser nature, though, such as Babel (11:1-9) or Sodom and Gomorrah (19:1-29)
Division of the Earth - Its western border, along the Mediterranean Sea, extended from Sidon, Southward, to Gaza; its southern border from thence, eastward, to Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboim, the cities of the plain, afterward covered by the Dead Sea, or Asphaltite Lake; its eastern border extending from thence northward, to Laish, Dan, or the springs of the Jordan; and its northern border, from thence to Sidon, westward
Abraham - Humanly speaking, Sodom and Gomorrah would have been destroyed, and God's heart which was so full of answer to intercessory prayer would never have been discovered, had it not been for Abraham's so friendly part performed that day both to God and to the doomed cities of the plain
Sin - …”...
In a few passages the term connotes the guilt or condition of sin: “… The cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and … their sin is very grievous” ( Education in Bible Times - The aim or purpose of Old Testament education is encapsulated within the revelation given to Abraham concerning the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah
Fire - Thus the temporal destruction by fire of Sodom and Gomorrah is interpreted as an eternal punishment by fire beyond the grave
Fire - Thus the temporal destruction by fire of Sodom and Gomorrah is interpreted as an eternal punishment by fire beyond the grave
Ascension of Isaiah - Meanwhile Belchira, a brother of the false prophet Zedekiah, son of Chenaanah, accuses Isaiah and his fellow-prophets to the king, of prophesying evil against Jerusalem, and claiming to have seen God, and calling Jerusalem Sodom, and the princes the people of Gomorrah (2:12-3:10)
Joram - , that formerly—perhaps even in historical times before the catastrophe of Sodom and Gomorrah—the Jordan passed through the Dead Sea, continued its southward course, and flowed into the Red Sea
Babylon - Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah