1. One of the four royal cities in the vale of Siddim, destroyed by fire from heaven. See SODOM. Eusebius and Jerome mention a town by this name in their day, on the western shore of the Dead sea.
gazelles or roes. (1.) One of the "five cities of the plain" of Sodom, generally coupled with Admah (Ge 10:19; 14:2; De 29:23; Ho 11:8). It had a king of its own (Shemeber), and was therefore a place of some importance. It was destroyed along with the other cities of the plain.
(2.) A valley or rugged glen somewhere near Gibeah in Benjamin (1Sa 13:18). It was probably the ravine now bearing the name Wady Shakh-ed-Dub'a, or "ravine of the hyena," north of Jericho.
(3.) A place mentioned only in Ne 11:34, inhabited by the Benjamites after the Captivity.
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1. One of the five cities of the "plain" or circle of Jordan. It is mentioned in
in each, of which passages it is either coupled with Admah or placed next it in the lists --perhaps represented by Talaa Sebaan, a name attached to extensive ruins on the high ground between the Dead Sea and Kerak. In
the name is given more correctly in the Authorized Version ZEBOIIM.
2. The valley of Zeboim, a ravine or gorge, apparently east of Michmash, mentioned only in
The road running from Michmash to the east is specified as "the road of the border that looketh to the ravine of Zeboim toward the wilderness." The wilderness is no doubt the district of uncultivated mountain tops and sides which lies between the central district of Benjamin and the Jordan valley. In that very district there is a wild gorge bearing the name of Shuk ed-Dubba', ravine of the hyena, "the exact equivalent of Ge hat-tsebo'im.
ZEBOIM, one of the four cities of the Pentapolis, consumed by fire from heaven, Ge 14:2; 19:24. Eusebius and St. Jerom speak of Zeboim as of a city remaining in their time, upon the western shores of the Dead Sea. Consequently, after the time of Lot this city must have been rebuilt near the place where it had stood before. Mention is made of the valley of Zeboim, 1Sa 13:18, and of a city of the same name in the tribe of Benjamin, Ne 11:34.