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WickednessAdmah and Zeboyim
cities destroyed by God for citizens’ sinfulness. [O.T.: Deuteronomy 19:23]
honored false gods, usurped others’ land; byword for baseness. [O.T.: I Kings 17:29–34; 21:25]
de Winter, Rebecca
murders six wives; a personification of wickedness. [Fr. Lit.: Walsh Classical, 58]
taunts her husband with her promiscuity and plots to have him accused of her murder. [Br. Lit.: D. du Maurier Rebecca in Magill I, 806]
urged husband, Ahab, to evildoing. [O.T.: I Kings 21:25]
Sodom and Gomorrah
idolatrously and murderously leads Jerusalem astray. [O.T.: II Kings 21:2–4, 9]
cities of iniquity destroyed by God’s wrath. [O.T.: Genesis 19:24]
abducts a young woman and has her kind father jailed for debt. [Br. Lit.: Goldsmith The Vicar of Wakefield]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.