A-Z: General definitions: Sodom and Gomorrah


In the Old Testament Sodom and Gomorrah were two cities in Palestine renowned for their wickedness (Genesis 18:20). They probably situated in the Valley of Siddim (Genesis 14:3, Genesis 14:8, Genesis 14:10-11) near the Dead Sea. Despite Abraham's successful plea (Genesis 18:22-32) not even ten righteousmen could be found in Sodom, and the cities were judged by God, then destroyed.


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