In the Bible, one of the five cities of the plain of Siddim which were destroyed by brimstone and fire.1 The city's king was Birsha, the sinner.2 Gomorrah is always mentioned next after Sodom, both of which were types of impiety and wickedness.3 Their destruction is mentioned as an "ensample unto those that after should live ungodly."4 Their wickedness became proverbial.5

Lot and his two daughters, being forewarned, escaped the cities' destruction.



  1. Gen. 10:19; 13:10; 19:24, 28.
  2. Gen. 14:2.
  3. Gen. 18:20; Rom. 9:29.
  4. 2 Pet. 2:6; Jude 1:4-7.
  5. Deut. 32:32; Isa. 1:9, 10; Jer. 23:14.


  • Easton, M.G. (1897). Easton's Bible Dictionary. New York: Harper & Brothers.