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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. Some authorities have argued that they were located near the S portion of the Dead Sea, and the ruins at Bab edh-Dhra and Numeira have been identified by some with Sodom and Gomorrah, respectively. Others identify the Plain, kikkar in Hebrew, with the round area of the Jordan valley north of the Dead Sea.
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Sodom

Old Testament a city destroyed by God for its wickedness that, with Gomorrah, traditionally typifies depravity (Genesis 19:24)
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The man with him turned away and went towards Sodom, but Yahweh remained standing before Abraham.
In Genesis 18 and 19, you can read the tragic story of God's plan to destroy the city of Sodom. In Genesis 18:22-33, we find one of the boldest prayers in the Word of God as Abram pleaded with God to spare Sodom (James called him "the Friend of God").
The Dead Sea and Mount Sodom were formed by tectonic activity, the shifting of the Earth's plates at the northern end of the 6,000-kilometer (4,000-mile) Great Rift Valley.
The cave named Malham, stretching over 10 kilometres (6.25 miles), runs through Mount Sodom, Israel's largest mountain, and spills out to the southwest corner of the adjacent Dead Sea.
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On Saturday, 67 elders gathered at their shrine, applied red ochre on their cheeks, slaughtered a lamb and threw it into a fire made from dry twigs from the sodom apple.
The various communities like Glefe, Sodom and Gomorrah, Nima and many others are overwhelmed by garbage.
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We are told that the "people of Sodom were vicious and great sinners" (Gen 13:13).
"The camp is something to behold - on the face of it, it looks like Sodom and Gomorrah," he said.
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Whose wife disobeyed instructions not to look back at Sodom burning and was turned into a pillar of salt?