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gomorrah


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Gomorrah 
  n  :  (Old  Testament)  an  ancient  city  near  the  Dead  Sea  that 
  (along  with  Sodom)  was  destroyed  by  God  for  the  vice  and 
  depravity  of  its  inhabitants  [syn:  {Gomorrah},  {Gomorrha}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Gomorrah 
  submersion,  one  of  the  five  cities  of  the  plain  of  Siddim  (q.v.) 
  which  were  destroyed  by  fire  (Gen.  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  (Gen.  18:20;  Rom.  9:29).  Their 
  destruction  is  mentioned  as  an  "ensample  unto  those  that  after 
  should  live  ungodly"  (2  Pet.  2:6;  Jude  1:4-7).  Their  wickedness 
  became  proverbial  (Deut.  32:32;  Isa.  1:9,  10;  Jer.  23:14).  But 
  that  wickedness  may  be  exceeded  (Matt.  10:15;  Mark  6:11).  (See 
  DEAD  {SEA}). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Gomorrah,  rebellious  people 
 




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