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τὰ Σόδομα). A very ancient city of Canaan, in the beautiful valley of Siddim, closely connected with Gomorrha, over which and the other three “cities of the plain” the king of Sodom seems to have had a sort of supremacy. In the book of Genesis we find these cities as subject, in the time of Abraham, to the king of Elam and his allies (an indication of the early supremacy in western Asia of the masters of the Tigris and Euphrates Valley), and their attempt to cast off the yoke was the occasion of the first war recorded in history (Gen. xiv).

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