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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Sodom 
  n  :  (Old  Testament)  an  ancient  city  near  the  Dead  Sea  that 
  (along  with  Gomorrah)  was  destroyed  by  God  for  the 
  wickedness  of  its  inhabitants  [syn:  {Sodom}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Sodom 
  burning;  the  walled,  a  city  in  the  vale  of  Siddim  (Gen.  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; 
  Deut.  23:17).  This  city  and  its  awful  destruction  are  frequently 
  alluded  to  in  Scripture  (Deut.  29:23;  32:32;  Isa.  1:9,  10;  3:9; 
  13:19;  Jer.  23:14;  Ezek.  16:46-56;  Zeph.  2:9;  Matt.  10:15;  Rom. 
  9:29;  2  Pet.  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]. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Sodom,  their  secret;  their  cement 
 




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