Zeboiim (Zuh-boi´im)

A site in the valley near the Dead Sea noted as marking the eastern border of Canaan together with Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Lasha (Gen 10:19). Ruled by Shemeber, it joined a coalition with neighboring cities (Gen 14:2) opposing invaders from the north (Gen 14:8). Hosea used both Admah and Zeboiim as symbols of utter destruction (Hos 11:8), referring presumably to the legendary destruction of the whole region when Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed together with “those cities and all the Plain” (Gen 19:24-25).

Gen 10:19

19And the territory of the Canaanites extended from Sidon, in the direction of Gerar, as far as Gaza, and in the direction of Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboii ... View more

Gen 14:2

2these kings made war with King Bera of Sodom, King Birsha of Gomorrah, King Shinab of Admah, King Shemeber of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar).

Gen 14:8

8Then the king of Sodom, the king of Gomorrah, the king of Admah, the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar) went out, and they joined battle in ... View more

Hos 11:8

8How can I give you up, Ephraim?
How can I hand you over, O Israel?
How can I make you like Admah?
How can I treat you like Zeboiim?
My heart recoils within me; ... View more

Gen 19:24-25

24Then the Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrah sulfur and fire from the Lord out of heaven;25and he overthrew those cities, and all the Plain, and all the inhabit ... View more

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