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Sodom and Gomorrah and other bible questions?
ok I'm writing a story and i need to know some things
were the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed before or after the flood? does anyone know the date when these cities were around? and where were these to cities near the dead sea near Arabia or near Egypt? why was it destroyed
- Old Timer TooLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Biblical chronology says the cities of the plains existed after the flood. There was an article in a National Geographic a number of years ago that claimed to have found evidence of those towns' existence (by reference). I don't remember the dates.
Wikipedia (not a reliable "final" source) can probably help:
According to the Torah, the Kingdoms of Sodom and Gomorrah were allied with the cities of Admah, Zeboim and Zoar. These five cities, also known as the "cities of the plain," were situated on the River Jordan plain in the southern region of the land of Canaan.
In Christianity and Islamic traditions, Sodom and Gomorrah have become synonymous with impenitent sin, and their fall with a proverbial manifestation of God's wrath.[Jude 1:7] Sodom and Gomorrah have also been used as metaphors for vice and homosexuality viewed as a deviation. The story has therefore given rise to words in several languages, including the English word "sodomy", used in so-called sodomy laws to mean basically any sexual act deemed unnatural.
It was after the flood. Date? (When Abraham was alive)
A city situated along the boundary of Canaan, which seem to have been the most prominent of five cities, all of which were apparently located at the low plain of Siddim. Many scholars believe that the original sites of Sodom and the other cities of the district now lie submerged beneath the waters of the Dead Sea, though some others recently have claimed that the ruins of the cities may be identified with sites along wadis to the East and south East of the Dead Sea.
Sodom and Gomorrah persisted in a course in defiance of Jehovah God. ''The cry of complaint about Sodom and Gomorrah,'' Jehovah declared, ''yes, it is loud and their sins, yes, it is very heavy.'' -Genesis 18:16, 20-23
They were destroyed after the flood, probably by more than 1000 years, about 4000 years ago
They were not near the Dead Sea or Arabia, although no-one knows exactly where they were. They were probably somewhere in the region of southern Iraq
This is why they were destroyed:
Ezekiel 16:49 - 50
“‘Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen."
- who goes there?Lv 61 decade ago
Noah was the 10th generation from Adam and according to Genesis 5, Noah was born 1056 years after "In the beginning" and that first 'week of days'[Adam created on 6th day]. Noah was born 86 years[Gen5] after Adams death at 930 years old[Gen2:17]. The flood was in the 600th year of Noahs' life, 1656 years[Gen5] after "In the beginning", that would be[Ussher] 2348 B.C.
Fire and brimstone rained from heaven upon Sodom and Gomorrah when God promised Abraham a heir, after Ishmael was born when Abraham was 86 years old, 438 years after the flood. Abraham is the 10th generation from Noah, the 20th from Adam. Abraham[Abram] was born 2 years after Noahs death.
Read Genesis 19
- 6 years ago
The flood was in the bible year 1656. Sodom was destroyed in bible year 2107. Sodom was destroyed 451 years after the flood. These dates are calculated using chronology with the bible as the only source.
- 5 years ago
Sodom was destroyed after two angels went into the city and the people would not extend them hospitality. The angels were in Lot's house and men were outside banging on the door demanding that the "men" come out and have sex with them.
- EstherLv 71 decade ago
Sodom and Gomorrah were cities full of wicked people who were sexually perverted. That is why they were destroyed.
- hasse_johnLv 71 decade ago
Abraham,, and Lot, etc, were way after the flood. Those cities were near the dead sea. Most folks understand that 'Sodomy' had something to do with it.
- Anonymous4 years ago
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
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