Zeboiim

Zeboiim (Zuh-boi´im)

A site in the valley near the Dead Sea noted as marking the eastern border of Canaan together with Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Lasha (Gen 10:19). Ruled by Shemeber, it joined a coalition with neighboring cities (Gen 14:2) opposing invaders from the north (Gen 14:8). Hosea used both Admah and Zeboiim as symbols of utter destruction (Hos 11:8), referring presumably to the legendary destruction of the whole region when Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed together with “those cities and all the Plain” (Gen 19:24-25).

Gen 10:19

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Gen 14:2

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Gen 14:8

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Hos 11:8

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Gen 19:24-25

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