Hebrew Bible Words and Phrases: Ark of the Covenant, Levite, Eye for an Eye, Sodom and Gomorrah, Golden Calf, Scapegoating, Jacob's Ladder

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General Books, 2011 - 186 pages
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30. Chapters: Ark of the Covenant, Levite, Eye for an eye, Sodom and Gomorrah, Golden calf, Scapegoating, Jacob's Ladder, Mercy seat, I Am that I Am, Swords to ploughshares, Promised Land, Ivory Tower, The writing on the wall, Mazzaroth, Iron chariots, Jehovah-jireh, It is time to work for the Lord, Jehovah-shammah, As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly, Haran, The Day of the Lord, Ashes to Ashes, Jehovah-nissi, Feet of clay, The Lord protects the simple, Whither Thou Goest, All flesh is grass, Time to Kill, Vale of tears, Ezekiel Saw the Wheel, Deeps, Kneading-trough, Rivers of Babylon, A Time to Heal, Prince of Peace, Son of Devastation, A Time to Love. Excerpt: Sodom (Hebrew: , Modern Tiberian, Greek S doma) and Gomorrah (Hebrew: , Modern Tiberian, Greek G morrha) were cities mentioned in the Book of Genesis and later expounded upon throughout the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament and Deuterocanonical sources. According to the Torah, the kingdoms of Sodom and Gomorrah were allied with the cities of Admah, Zeboim and Bela. These five cities, also known as the "cities of the plain," were situated on the Jordan river plain in the southern region of the land of Canaan. The Jordan river plain has been compared to that of the garden of Eden, being a land well-watered and green, suitable for grazing livestock. Divine judgment by Yahweh was then passed upon Sodom and Gomorrah along with two other neighboring cities that were completely consumed by fire and brimstone. Neighboring Zoar was the only city to be spared during that day of judgment. In Christian and Islamic traditions, Sodom and Gomorrah have become synonymous with impenitent sin, and their fall with a proverbial manifestation of God's wrath. Sodom and Gomorrah have also been used as metaphors for vice and homosexuality viewed as a deviation. The story h...

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