Lectionary Calendar
Friday, July 19th, 2024
the Week of Proper 10 / Ordinary 15
Attention!
Take your personal ministry to the Next Level by helping StudyLight build churches and supporting pastors in Uganda.
Click here to join the effort!

Bible Dictionaries
Vine of Sodom

People's Dictionary of the Bible

Search for…
or
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
Prev Entry
Vine
Next Entry
Viper
Resource Toolbox
Additional Links

Vine of Sodom. Only in Deuteronomy 32:32. Josephus describes fruits growing near the Dead Sea, "which indeed resemble edible fruit in color, but on being plucked by the hand are dissolved into smoke and ashes." These are the apples of Sodom of which the poets sing, and which are supposed to be mentioned in the above passage. If we are to interpret Deuteronomy and Josephus literally, the colocynth seems best to answer the conditions.

Bibliography Information
Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Vine of Sodom'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​rpd/​v/vine-of-sodom.html. 1893.
 
adsfree-icon
Ads FreeProfile