Sodom

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Sodom

(sŏd`əm) or

Sodoma

(sŏd`ōmə), in the Bible, the principal of the Cities of the Plain (the others being Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim, and Zoar, which was spared) destroyed by fire from heaven because of their wickedness. The cities were probably located near the S portion of the Dead Sea. The ruins at Bab edh-Dhra and Numeira have been identified by some with Sodom and Gomorrah, respectively.

Sodom

Old Testament a city destroyed by God for its wickedness that, with Gomorrah, traditionally typifies depravity (Genesis 19:24)
References in classic literature ?
Just so must Lot have left Sodom, when he expected fire to pour down upon it, out of burning brass clouds.
Had the apples of Sodom turned to ashes in my mouth, I could not have felt a more startling revulsion.
In the valley of Siddim were five - Adrah, Zeboin, Zoar, Sodom and Gomorrah.