Admah
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Admah
Bible Meaning: Red earth, earthy
Strong's Concordance #H126

Admah was located in the same fertile plain as Sodom and Gomorrah. The king of the city allied himself with the rulers of Sodom, Gomorrah, Zeboim and Zoar to fight against Chedorlaomer and his powerful confederation in the Bible's first series of wars.

Location of Admah near Sodom and Gomorrah Map

Sodom, Gomorrah, and other "cities of the plain" like Admah and Zeboim are destroyed by God in 1861 B.C., just one year before the birth of Isaac (Genesis 18 - 19). The city was cauterized from the earth due to its gross sins.

Later in Scripture, God states he could not stand to treat Israel, whom he loved, like Admah although they deserved it (Hosea 11:7 - 9).

Important verses

Genesis 10:19
And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza: as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.

Genesis 14:2
That these made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar.

Genesis 14:8
And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (the same is Zoar:) and they joined battle with them in the vale of Siddim . . .

Deuteronomy 29:23
And that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the LORD overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath . . .

Hosea 11:7 - 9
And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him.

How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver thee, Israel? how shall I make thee as Admah? how shall I set thee as Zeboim? mine heart is turned within me, my repentings are kindled together. I will not execute the fierceness of mine anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim: for I am God, and not man . . .

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