Why is Jerusalem spiritually called Sodom and Egypt?

Rev 11:8  And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. 

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    Wickedness and idolatry

    Comparisons of Israel, Judah, or Jerusalem to that of Sodom (and Gomorrah) are frequent and direct in the Hebrew scriptures: Deuteronomy 29.23; Isaiah 1.9-10; 3.8-9; Jeremiah 23.14; Ezekiel 16.1-2,44-58; Amos 4.11; Lamentations 4.6.

    And Deuteronomy 28 details the rewards and penalties of Israel's covenant with God. In the event of disobedience to the covenant; 28.27 and 28.60 compare a disobedient Israel as worthy of the same plagues that came on Egypt during the exodus. A similar instance occurs in Amos 4.10.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    thousands of years of transcribing and translating have changed the meaning of some passages to the point where they're no longer coherent, but, being a religious text, its dismissed as having a deeper mystical meaning. 

  • Ralph
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    The fact of the matter: Sodom and Egypt are a picture of hell and we have to go through hell before we get to the promise land which is Jerusalem the mother of us all if we are a true believer of God holy word the bible only.

    Source(s): King James holy bible
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