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Zoar

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Zoar (zô'ar), smallness. Genesis 19:22-23; Genesis 19:30. One of the cities of Canaan. Its earlier name was Bela. Genesis 14:2; Genesis 14:8. In the general destruction of the cities of the plain, Zoar was spared to afford shelter to Lot. It was one of the landmarks which Moses saw from Pisgah, Deuteronomy 34:3, and it appears to have been known in the time of Isaiah, Isaiah 15:5, and Jeremiah. Jeremiah 48:34. It was situated in the same district with the four cities of the "plain" of the Jordan, and near to Sodom. Genesis 19:15; Genesis 19:23; Genesis 19:27. See Sodom.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Zoar'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/z/zoar.html. 1893.

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