Admah

ADMAH (ăd'ma, Heb. ’adhmâh, red earth). A city near Gomorrah and Zeboiim (Gen.10.19) with a king (Gen.14.2, Gen.14.8), destroyed with Sodom and Gomorrah (cf. Deut.29.23 with Gen.19.24-Gen.19.28; see Hos.11.8).


ADMAH ăd’ mə (אַדְמָ֔ה). One of the cities of the Plain that was destroyed with Sodom, Gomorrah, and Zeboiim. Its destruction is not recorded in the story of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen 19), but it is implied in the account, and it is specifically stated in Deuteronomy 29:23. Hosea 11:8 uses the fate of Admah and Zeboiim as a warning to Israel to turn from its sin. The city is also mentioned as one of the five cities that were attacked by the four eastern kings (Gen 14:1-17). Its king was Shinab. The city was prob. situated in the Valley of Siddim, or perhaps in the Jordan Valley E of the Benjamite country.

Bibliography

E. G. Kraeling, Rand McNally Bible Atlas (1956), 71.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

From a root signifying red; one of the Cities of the Plain (Ciccar) (Ge 10:19; 14:2,8; De 29:23; Ho 11:8) upon which Abraham and Lot looked from the heights of Bethel; destroyed with Sodom and Gomorrah. Conder tentatively identifies it with the City of Adam referred to in Jos 3:16, and thinks that perhaps the name may be preserved in that of Damieh Ford, near the mouth of the river Jabbok; but that point could not have been in view from Bethel.

See Vale of Siddim.