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Holman Bible Dictionary

Admah

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(ad' mah) Place name meaning, “red soil.” City connected with Sodom and Gomorrah as border of Canaanite territory (Genesis 10:19 ). Its king was defeated along with kings of Sodom and Gomorrah by coalition of four eastern kings (Genesis 14:1 ). God destroyed Admah, one of “the cities of the plains” (Genesis 19:29 ), along with Sodom and Gomorrah (Deuteronomy 29:23 ). God could not stand to treat Israel, the people He loved, like He had treated Admah, even though Israel's behavior resembled Admah's (Hosea 11:8 ). Admah may have been located under what is now the southern part of the Dead Sea.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Admah'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/a/admah.html. 1991.

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