American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
A city on the south-east side of the Dead sea, was destined, with the other four cities, to be consumed by fire from heaven; but at the intercession of Lot it was preserved, Genesis 14:2; 19:20-23,30 . It was originally called Bela; but after Lot entreated the angel's permission to take refuge in it, and insisted on the smallness of this city, it had the name Zoar, which signifies small.
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Zoar'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/z/zoar.html. 1859.