5467. Sedom
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Sedom: a Canaanite city near the Dead Sea
Original Word: סְדֹם
Part of Speech: Proper Name Location
Transliteration: Sedom
Phonetic Spelling: (sed-ome')
Short Definition: Sodom

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of uncertain derivation
a Canaanite city near the Dead Sea
NASB Translation
Sodom (39).

סְדֹּם89 proper name, of a location Sodom, important Canaanitish city named (usually) with Gomorrha ( עֲמֹרָה, q. v.); — ᵐ5 Ζόδομα (inflected Ζοδόμώ, Ζοδομοις ): — ׳ס (on formation compare LagBN 54), Genesis 13:10,12,13 7t. Genesis 18, 19, + מְדֹ֫מָה (ה locative) Genesis 10:19; Genesis 18:22; Genesis 19:1 (all J), + 8 t. Genesis 14; from 8th cent. onwards, used as illustrating ׳יs judgments, Amos 4:11; Isaiah 1:9; Isaiah 13:19; Deuteronomy 29:22; Jeremiah 49:18; Jeremiah 50:40; Zephaniah 2:9; Lamentations 4:6; as proverbial for open sin Isaiah 3:9; Jeremiah 23:14 so metaphor ׳קְצִינֵי ס Isaiah 1:10 (i.e. rulers as corrupt as in Sodom), ׳גֶּמֶּן ס Deuteronomy 32:32 (i.e. wickedness like Sodom's); Judah compare with ׳ס to her disadvantage Ezekiel 16:46,48,49,53,55,56. Site probably at south end of Dead Sea, where are now Jebel Usdum (southwest), and Zoar (southeast) compare DiGenesis 19:20ff. RobBR ii. 187 ff. GASmGeogr. 505 ff. BlankenhornZPV xix (1896), 53 ff BdPal. 3, 146 BuhlGeogr. 117, 271, 274. See also שִׂדִּים.


From an unused root meaning to scorch; burnt (i.e. Volcanic or bituminous) district; Sedom, a place near the Dead Sea -- Sodom.

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