Word Summary
Sedom: a Canaanite city near the Dead Sea
Original Word: סְדֹם
Transliteration: Sedom
Phonetic Spelling: (sed-ome')
Part of Speech: Proper Name Location
Short Definition: a Canaanite city near the Dead Sea
Meaning: Sodom -- a Canaanite city near the Dead Sea
Strong's Concordance

From an unused root meaning to scorch; burnt (i.e. Volcanic or bituminous) district; Sedom, a place near the Dead Sea -- Sodom.


H5467. Sedom

סְדֹּם89 proper name, of a location Sodom, important Canaanitish city named (usually) with Gomorrha ( עֲמֹרָה‎, q. v.); — ᵐ5Ζόδομα (inflected Ζοδόμώ, Ζοδομοις ): — ׳ס‎ (on formation compare LagBN 54), Genesis 13:10, 12, 13 7t. Genesis 18, 19, + מְדֹ֫מָה‎ (ה‎ locative) 10:19; 18:22; 19:1 (all J), + 8 t. Genesis 14; from 8th cent. onwards, used as illustrating ׳י‎s judgments, Amos 4:11; Isaiah 1:9; 13:19; Deuteronomy 29:22; Jeremiah 49:18; 50:40; Zephaniah 2:9; Lamentations 4:6; as proverbial for open sin Isaiah 3:9; Jeremiah 23:14 so metaphor ס ׳קְצִינֵיIsaiah 1:10 (i.e. rulers as corrupt as in Sodom), ס ׳גֶּמֶּןDeuteronomy 32:32 (i.e. wickedness like Sodom's); Judah compare with ׳ס‎ to her disadvantage Ezekiel 16:46, 48, 49, 53, 55, 56. Site probably at south end of Dead Sea, where are now Jebel Usdum (southwest), and Zoar (southeast) compare DiGenesis 19:20ff. RobBR ii. 187 ff. GASmGeogr. 505 ff. BlankenhornZPV xix (1896), 53 ff BdPal. 3, 146 BuhlGeogr. 117, 271, 274. See also שִׂדִּים‎.