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4275 Sodom and Gomorrah

4275 Sodom and Gomorrah

Two neighbouring cities, probably located at the eastern or south-eastern end of the Dead Sea, noted for their sinfulness. God’s response in wrath and judgment serves as a warning to subsequent generations.

Sodom and Gomorrah’s location

Ge 10:19; Ge 13:10-12

Sodom became Lot’s home

Ge 13:10-12

Sodom and Gomorrah at war

Sodom and Gomorrah, with other cities of the plain, defeated by the alliance of four kings Ge 14:1-12

Abram rescues Lot and is honoured by the king of Sodom and his allies Ge 14:13-24

The wickedness of Sodom and Gomorrah

Ge 13:13 See also Ge 18:20-21; Ge 19:1-9

Abraham pleads for the righteous in Sodom and Gomorrah

Ge 18:16-32

God’s judgment against Sodom and Gomorrah

Ge 19:13 See also Ge 19:23-29; Dt 29:23; Lk 17:29

The story of Sodom and Gomorrah becomes a picture of human sinfulness and divine judgment

Jude 7 See also Isa 3:9; Isa 13:19; Jer 23:14; La 4:6; Eze 16:44-58; Am 4:11; Mt 10:15 pp Lk 10:12; Mt 11:23-24; Lk 17:28-30; 2Pe 2:6-9

See also

1025God, anger of
4224cities of the plain
5484punishment by God
6026sin, judgment on
6125condemnation, divine
6236sexual sin
9210judgment, God’s