Sodom and Gomorrah

(redirected from Genesis 19)

Sodom and Gomorrah

 

in Biblical mythology, two cities near the mouth of the Jordan River or on the western shore of the Dead Sea, whose inhabitants were infamous for their debauchery. As a punishment, god (Yahweh) destroyed the two cities and turned the land into a barren desert. The tale of Sodom and Gomorrah appeared in oral form in the second millennium B.C. Later, in the beginning or middle of the first millennium B.C., the tale was included in the cycle of tales about Abraham and Lot. The expressions “Sodom” and “Sodom and Gomorrah” are used to denote debauchery, disorder, and the like.

Sodom and Gomorrah

ancient cities destroyed by God because of their wickedness. [O.T.: Genesis 19:1–29]

Sodom and Gomorrah

Biblical cities destroyed by fire for wicked ways. [O.T.: Genesis 10:19; 13; 14; 18; 19]

Sodom and Gomorrah

cities of iniquity destroyed by God’s wrath. [O.T.: Genesis 19:24]
References in periodicals archive ?
His mother, my sister Hannah, had just read aloud the story of Sodom and Gomorrah's destruction I found in Genesis 19.
It then takes up the specific text of Genesis 19, the Sodom and Gomorrah story.
According to this story in Genesis 19, two messengers from God came to Sodom and agreed to spend the night in Lot's house.
And we can presume that problem drinkers were not unknown in ancient times (check out the story of Noah in Genesis 9 or Lot in Genesis 19 for examples).
Before proceeding with support for my identification of Titian's drawing as a rendition of Lot and His Daughters, it is important to review the biblical account of Lot in Genesis 19.
Lot's wife, we may recall, was turned into a pillar of salt for looking back as she and the family fled destruction in Genesis 19.
But what exactly is the moral of the Genesis 19 story these party-poopers say is supposed to magically prevent our destruction?
Both the report and Roger's book essentially dismiss the Genesis 19 and Judges 19 passages as offering significant insights into the modern understanding of homosexual behaviour, since both of those passages deal with inhospitality, sexual violence and the rape and abuse of women.
One of the most infamous is the Sodomites' attempted gang rape of the divine beings under the protection of Abraham's nephew Lot in Genesis 19.