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I propose that before considering location and its meaning, we must consider time. In this respect, Amos is considered to have been written before the fall of Samaria in 722 BCE. When Amos is talking about locations in Israel, he really is talking about the northern kingdom in contemporary or near-contemporary terms. Amos was a prophet of Yahweh and possibly ...


It seems there is a different nuance here. In the Genesis account of the destruction of Sodom, when YHVH meets with Abraham and reveals his plan to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, he makes no mention of Admah or Zeboiim. The outcry to which he is responding seems to relate specifically to Sodom and Gomorrah only. This is not to say that Admah and Zeboiim were ...

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