Meaning: small or little
also known as: Zoara, Zoora, Bela
This is the name of a town on the southeast of the Dead Sea to which Lot and his daughters fled from Sodom (Genesis 19:22-23). This town was spared when Sodom and Gommorah were destroyed by God.
It was originally called Bela (14:2, 8) and was located in the Valley of Siddim.
It is referred to by the prophets Isaiah (15:5) and Jeremiah (48:34).
“Its ruins are still seen at the opening of the ravine of Kerak, the Kir-Moab referred to in 2 Kings 3, the modern Tell esh-Shaghur.” ——Mathew G. Easton, Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Today, Lot’s Cave museum is located near ancient Zoar. This is the supposed location where Lot and his daughters hid and where
Article Version: November 28, 2018