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Hebrew: עֲמֹרָה —transliteration: Amorah (phonetic spelling: (am-o-raw')

This is one of the five cities of the plain of Siddim which God destroyed by fire (Genesis 10:19; 13:10; 19:24, 28).

These cities probably stood close together, and were near the northern extremity of what is now the Dead Sea. This city is always mentioned next after Sodom, both of which were types of impiety and wickedness (Genesis 18:20; Romans 9:29). Their destruction is mentioned as an “example unto those that after should live ungodly” (2 Peter 2:6; Jude 1:4-7). Their wickedness became proverbial (Deuteronomy 32:32; Isaiah 1:9, 10; Jeremiah 23:14). But that wickedness may be exceeded (Matthew 10:15; Mark 6:11).

Article Version: March 4, 2021

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