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Holman Bible Dictionary
(zoh' uhr) Place name meaning, “small.” One of the cities in the valley of Siddim, also known as Bela (Genesis 14:2
). It was attacked by Chedolaomer, but apparently delivered by Abraham (Genesis 14:17
). Lot fled to Zoar with his family just before God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19:23-24
). He was afraid to remain there with his two daughters, so he went up to a mountain above the city (Genesis 19:30
). Isaiah prophesied that the citizens of Moab would flee to Zoar when destruction would come upon their nation (Isaiah 15:5
; compare Jeremiah 48:34
). It was apparently a Moabite city, perhaps Safi on the river Zered.
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Zoar'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/z/zoar.html. 1991.