Zoar

Zoar (Zoh´ahr)

One of the five Cities of the Plain (along with Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim). The four eastern kings led by Chedorlaomer, king of Elam, defeated these five cities in the Valley of Siddim (Gen 14:1-12). God allowed Lot to flee from Sodom to Zoar before he destroyed Sodom and the other cities with fire and brimstone (Gen 19:18-23). Zoar is mentioned later in connection with the destruction of Moab (Isa 15:5; Jer 48:34).

Gen 14:1-12

Lot's Captivity and Rescue
1In the days of King Amraphel of Shinar, King Arioch of Ellasar, King Chedorlaomer of Elam, and King Tidal of Goiim,2these kings made ... View more

Gen 19:18-23

18And Lot said to them, “Oh, no, my lords;19your servant has found favor with you, and you have shown me great kindness in saving my life; but I cannot flee to ... View more

Isa 15:5

5My heart cries out for Moab;
his fugitives flee to Zoar,
to Eglath-shelishiyah.
For at the ascent of Luhith
they go up weeping;
on the road to Horonaim
they ra ... View more

Jer 48:34

34Heshbon and Elealeh cry out; as far as Jahaz they utter their voice, from Zoar to Horonaim and Eglath-shelishiyah. For even the waters of Nimrim have become d ... View more

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