GOMORRAH

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Biblical GN 1. Ancient city that was destroyed (2 Nephi 23:19 = Isaiah 13:19)

Etymology

The GN GOMORRAH refers to an ancient city south of the Dead Sea that, along with Sodom, was destroyed by God. It occurs in the ISAIAH section of 2 Nephi with reference to the biblical city but does not refer to a separate Book of Mormon GN or PN.

Hebrew ˁămōrâ “Flooded-place; Indentation”[1] > LXX Greek Gomorra (Genesis 14:2-11), thus indicating an original initial -ģ.

See CUMORAH, SODOM.

Variants

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐘𐐄𐐣𐐉𐐡𐐂 (ɡoʊmɒrɑː)

Notes


  1. M. Mulder, “Sodom,” in D. Freedman, ed., ABD, VI:99-100.
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