In the Gospel of Matthew (and corresponding verse) when Jesus warns of a worse judgment for some cities than Sodom, inhospitality is perceived by some as the sin, while others see it fundamentally being impenitence: If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that home or town. [10][11][12] Some Islamic societies incorporate punishments associated with Sodom and Gomorrah into sharia. The biblical text. How did Sodom get this way? Yet deeper—and even more vital—the need to need others. He hasn’t ripped anyone off. In Abrahamic traditions, Sodom and Gomorrah have become synonymous with impenitent sin, and their fall with a proverbial manifestation of God's wrath. In Rabbi Luria’s narrative, that eruption left fragments of Tohu that fell to become our world, a world where harmony, or tikun, is possible. The cities are referenced throughout both the Old and New Testaments and the Qur’an. After all, capitalism rests on the notion of private property. [44] However, Alfonso Archi states that, judging from the surrounding city names in the cuneiform list, si-da-mu lies in northern Syria and not near the Dead Sea, and ì-ma-ar is a variant of ì-mar, known to represent Emar, an ancient city located near Ebla. by Shawn Brasseaux In an attempt to get around the Bible’s anti-homosexual stance, some suggest (yea, in great desperation) that the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah was actually inhospitality. Genesis 19:24, 25. any extremely wicked place. [62] For this reason, many of the most popular of the 20th century translations, including the New International Version, the New King James Version, and the New Living Translation, translate yada as "have sex with" or "know ... carnally" in Gen 19:5. Midrash Rabbah, Exodus 31:5, playing on the words of Psalms 61:8. — Christina Jensen, Chicago Answer: It is a strange but unfortunately common notion among the advocates you describe. When Lot had some guests over to his home, the people of Sodom staged a protest outside his door and threatened to harm the guests and their host.10. The sin of Sodom and Gomorrah was some kind of activity—a grave, ongoing, lawless, sensuous activity—that Lot saw and heard and that tormented him as he witnessed it day after day. The cities are referenced throughout both the Old and New Testaments and the Qur’an. That explains why they were isolationists—neither wishing to benefit anyone nor to receive from one anyone. So here’s a big question and a tough issue: ... Because it’s kind of like saying that a man who murdered his wife was an insensitive husband. See Tosafot, Baba Batra 14b, “Bikagon da…v’od…”. Whether it was homosexuality or another transgression, such as the act of inhospitable behavior towards visitors, the act of sexual assault, murder, theft, adultery, idolatry, power abuses, or prideful and mocking behavior, This page was last edited on 6 December 2020, at 22:39. Rather, the Talmud uses the term midat… "[57] Michaelson places the story of Sodom in context with other Genesis stories regarding Abraham's hospitality to strangers, and argues that when other texts in the Hebrew Bible mention Sodom, they do so without commentary on homosexuality. In the thirteenth year of their subjugation, the five kings of the Jordan plain—Bera, Birsha, Shinab of Admah, Shemeber of Zeboiim, and the unnamed king of Bela (later called Zoar)—ally to rebel against Elam. A world of tohu is a world where no two things can work together. Because of this, the judges of the two cities were referred to as Shakrai ("Liar"), Shakurai ("Awful Liar"), Zayyafi ("Forger") and Mazle Dina ("Perverter of Justice"). The ancient Greek historiographer Strabo states that locals living near Moasada (as opposed to Masada) say that "there were once thirteen inhabited cities in that region of which Sodom was the metropolis”. Divine judgment was passed upon them and four of them were consumed by fire and brimstone. Lot's angelic guests rescued him and struck the men with blindness and they informed Lot of their mission to destroy the city, then they commanded Lot to gather his family and leave. 1. “Avodah tzorech Gavoah.” The gamut of opinions and explanations of this concept is presented at length by Rabbi Isaiah Horowitz in Shnei Luchot Habrit (“Shelah Hakadosh”), Sha’ar Hagadol. When someone wrote to the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson of righteous memory, that the final redemption cannot be complete until “the needy disappear from the earth,” the Rebbe responded that he did not concur. In Abrahamic religions, Sodom and Gomorrah have become synonymous with impenitent sin, and their fall with a proverbial manifestation of divine retribution. Sodom and Gomorrah were cities mentioned in Genesis, notorious for their flagrant sin. The Truth - Church of the Friends and Workers. Why did God destroy Sodom and Gomorrah? Jeremiah 23:14, Jeremiah 49:17–18, Jeremiah 50:39–40 and Lamentations 4:6 associate Sodom and Gomorrah with adultery and lies, prophesy the fate of Edom (south of the Dead Sea), predict the fate of Babylon and use Sodom as a comparison. He hasn’t lied to anyone. Mathwhiz90601 04:50, 12 June 2007 (UTC) makes it good—very good. Posted by yishmaelgunzhard on October 27, 2020 in Uncategorized. A pinch of Lurianic Kabbalah could help us here. 92–97, Lv.18:22; 26–27,29,30; 20:13; Dt. Ezekiel 16:49-50. They said, “What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is yours.”, How do we see that among the people of Sodom? According to the text of the Bible, city dwellers were punished not only for sexual debauchery, but also for other sins, including selfishness, idleness, pride and others, but homosexuality was recognized as the main one. In fact, I think when you look at all of the scriptures and commentary, this is clearly the case. [citation needed]. The earth was rich in nutrients, as well as precious minerals. [39][40][41], Certain skeptics of the biblical account have theorized that, provided that the cities existed at all, they might have been destroyed by natural disaster. As Sodom and Gomorrah were being destroyed with brimstone and fire from the Lord, Lot's wife looked back at the city, and she became a pillar of salt. So they patiently obeyed the command of Allah and persevered, and Allah sent upon the people a punishment which struck them all, and rained upon them stones of baked clay, piled up. Her cries then went up into the heavens, the turning point that was revealed to have provoked God to enact judgement upon Sodom and Gomorrah in the first place in Genesis 18:20. Just the fact that one person sold and the other bought is good. [13], The etymology of both names is uncertain, and scholars disagree about them. Perhaps it was the Talmudic take on Sodom that inspired David Ricardo, the great Jewish economist, to come up with his highly influential theory of competitive advantage which explains why specializing and trading is beneficial not only for individuals but for nations as well. So, the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them clearly is that of unrepentant same-sex behavior, which leads to “the punishment of eternal fire” (Jude 7b). Mathwhiz90601 04:50, 12 June 2007 (UTC) Countering this is the observation that one of the examples of "know" meaning to know sexually occurs when Lot responds to the Gen 19:5 request, by offering his daughters for rape, only three verses later in the same narrative: Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing.... —Genesis 19:8. Gomorrah (submersion), one of the five "cities of the plain" or "vale of Siddim" that under the irrespective kings joined battle there with Chedorlaomer ( Genesis 14:2-8) and his allies by whom they were discomfited till Abraham came to the rescue.Four out of the five were afterwards destroyed by the Lord with fire from heaven. Other possibilities include Numeira, al-Safi, Feifa (or Fifa, Feifah), and Khirbet al-Khanazir, which were also visited by Schaub and Rast. Homosexuality and xenophobia both played a part in their destruction as did many other things we might not even know about. Queer Theology, “Sodom and Gomorrah” (podcast) (2019) Dave Earp, “Sodom and Gomorrah” Genesis 18:20-21 states, “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. ( Log Out /  The sin of Sodom and Gomorrah wasn't independence and isolationism, it was extreme wickedness. What we learn from the story of Sodom is that, yes, private ownership on its own can be very evil. The title itself is misleading, if not altogether erroneous. Gomorrah synonyms, Gomorrah pronunciation, Gomorrah translation, English dictionary definition of Gomorrah. 22:11; 33:26, cf. an ancient city destroyed, with Sodom, because of its wickedness. The focus is on the sins of arrogance, oppression, self-indulgence, and lack of justice for the poor and needy. Nearby is Mount Sodom (הר סדום in Hebrew and جبل السدوم in Arabic) which consists mainly of salt. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Sodom and Gomorrah have come to represent the epitome of evil. 42–50; Boswell, Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality, pp. The souls of the people of Sodom originated from the realm of Tohu. Learn about the biblical account and … In 3 Maccabees 2:5, the high priest Simon says that God "consumed with fire and sulphur the men of Sodom who acted arrogantly, who were notorious for their vices; and you made them an example to those who should come afterward". She reports: "In the final season of the present series of excavations of the Expedition to the Dead Sea Plain (1990–1991), the walled site of Feifa was investigated and the EB cemetery that stretched to its east was excavated. The cities of the plain take heavy losses and are defeated. What The Bible Says About Sodom And Gomorrah This attracted bees as the woman was slowly stung to death. But why? But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgement, than for thee". “I don’t want to give you anything, and I would appreciate it if you don’t give me anything.” Why is that the ultimate evil? Genesis 18–19. "And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?" What was the sin for which God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah? The Battle of Siddim is described in Genesis 14:1–17. Searching for God (seriously) Who's Who on the TMB. Dr. Terence Fretheim, “The Sins of Sodom,” EnterTheBible.org. A complete discussion can be found in Encyclopedia Talmudit under the entry for. Sodom definition, an ancient city destroyed, with Gomorrah, because of its wickedness. For because they passed wisdom by, they not only were hindered from recognizing the good, but also left for mankind a reminder of their folly, so that their failures could never go unnoticed. [29], In 1973, Walter E. Rast and R. Thomas Schaub discovered or visited a number of possible sites of the cities, including Bab edh-Dhra, which was originally excavated in 1965 by archaeologist Paul Lapp, and later finished by Rast and Schaub following his death. 1:6), and that the apocryphal Second Book of Enoch condemns "sodomitic" sex (2 Enoch 10:3; 34:1),[68] thus indicating that homosexual relations was the prevalent physical sin of Sodom. This is similar to what Allah says about them in Surat Al-A`raf and Surat Hud, and in Surat Al-Hijr, where Allah commanded him to take his family at night, except for his wife, and not to turn around when they heard the Sayhah as it came upon his people. This article is about the biblical cities. Sin of Sodom and Gomorrah. Wisdom rescued a righteous man when the ungodly were perishing; he escaped the fire that descended on the Five Cities. The need for needing one another By Tzvi Freeman Sodom and Gomorrah have come to represent the epitome of evil. Abraham actually stood in the gap for Sodom and Gomorrah and cared about them and bargained with God to be merciful. All have in common one thing: They all need one another for their own wholeness. WAS THE SIN OF SODOM AND GOMORRAH INHOSPITALITY? [31] According to Schaub, who dug at Bab edh-Dhra, Numeira was destroyed in 2600 BCE at a different time period than Bab edh-Dhra (2350–2067 BCE).[32]. WINGS Child Abuse Website. [76][77] On the other hand some islamic and western scholars assert that the reason for the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah was a combination of sexual assault, breaking the hospitality law and engaging in robbery. [65] Instead, those who hold to this interpretation see the demand to know as demanding the right to interrogate the strangers.[66]. Nick Gier, “The Real Meaning of Sodomy.” Summarizes various strands of scholarship and interpretation of the story of Sodom and its application to homosexuality. A world where the weather is either hot or cold but never warm, where people are either super-friendly or hostile but never just chill, where either I run things or you run things but we can’t cooperate, where I don’t need you and you don’t need me and so no one has any business with the other. Eventually, it became heartless. It also did good - The Spectator", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sodom_and_Gomorrah&oldid=992754140, CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown, Wikipedia indefinitely move-protected pages, Short description is different from Wikidata, Wikipedia articles needing clarification from March 2020, Articles lacking reliable references from November 2014, Articles with unsourced statements from April 2018, Articles with unsourced statements from August 2017, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. That’s perhaps the most ignored but vital need of the human being: the need to be needed. Sodom and Gomorrah have been used as metaphors for homosexuality and vice viewed as a deviation. That makes it sound like you have to buy friends. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Some possible natural explanations for the events described have been proposed, but no widely accepted or strongly verified sites for the cities have been found. Sodom and Gomorrah (/ˈsɒdəm ... ɡəˈmɒrə/)[1] were two cities mentioned in the Book of Genesis[2] and throughout the Hebrew Bible,[3] the New Testament, and in the deuterocanonical books, as well as in the Quran and the hadith.[4]. They established laws prejudiced against visitors and found every way they could to discourage any passerby. It was a very old city believed by many to be a located on a… Even amongst themselves, each one was isolated and independent. There was an interesting article that came out in the news about a month ago. According to the Torah, the kingdoms of Sodom and Gomorrah were allied with the cities of Admah, Zeboim, and Bela. [5][6][Jude 1:7] The Bible mentions that the cities were destroyed for their sins, haughtiness, egoism, and an attempt at rape. Genesis 18:20-21 states, “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. She stayed behind and was destroyed with whoever else was left. In this way, their land was isolated from all other lands and they managed their own resources so that they didn’t need to receive any goods from any foreign land. "Homosexual rape is the way in which they violate hospitality—not the essence of their transgression. The first contention focuses primarily upon the meaning of the Hebrew verb Hebrew: ידע‎ (yada), translated as "know" in the King James Version: And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where [are] the men which came in to thee this night? When the scandal was revealed, the woman was stripped naked and covered with honey. Understanding Sodom as an anti-gay story has been the dominant Christian/Western interpretation for millenium. But, perhaps surprisingly, the Talmud does not associate Sodom principally with idolatry, murder, sexual impropriety, thievery or even corrupt business practices. The wickedness of the city became proverbial. [69], Both the non-sexual and the homosexuality view invoke certain classical writings as well as other portions of the Bible. Self-sufficiency, on the other hand, is a bad deal all around. [70][71], Now this was the sin of Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. No one would accept anything from anyone else. But, perhaps surprisingly, the Talmud does not associate Sodom principally with idolatry, murder, sexual impropriety, thievery or even corrupt business practices. Lot refused to give his guests to the inhabitants of Sodom and, instead, offered them his two virgin daughters "which have not known man" and to "do ye to them as [is] good in your eyes". RE: “The Sin of Sodom and Gomorrah is not about “Hospitality” By: Mngr. What Was the Sin of Sodom and Gomorrah? The story of Sodom and Gomorrah is often used to warn about the punishments that sin brings and disobedience to God's law. Learn how your comment data is processed. 2 Esdras 5:1–13 describes signs of the end times, one of which is that "the sea of Sodom shall cast up fish". There’s much talk today about whether capitalism is evil. It’s commerce that redeems capitalism and. In fact, he’s brutally honest. Chapter 12 of 1 Meqabyan, a book considered canonical in the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, references "Gemorra an Sedom". Yet, there is absolutely no reference as to what sin "Gomorrah" is synonymous to. In addition, it is argued the word used in the King James Version of the Bible for "strange", can mean unlawful or corrupted (Rm. Isaiah 1:9–10, Isaiah 3:9 and Isaiah 13:19–22 addresses people as from Sodom and Gomorrah, associates Sodom with shameless sinning and tells Babylon that it will end like those two cities. 7:3; Gal. In Genesis 18:20, God told Abraham “the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great and their sin is very grave,” but God did not say what their grave sin was. Rabbi Basil Herring, who served as head of the Rabbinical Council of America from 2003 to 2012, writes that both the Rabbinic tradition and modern orthodox position consider the Torah to condemn homosexuality as an abomination. : 2 Peter 6-8: Peter mentions that God destroyed the adults and children of Sodom because the former were ungodly, unprincipled and lawless. The story of Sodom and Gomorrah is a cautionary tale of the destructive consequences of sin. But now it makes sense. For other uses, see. [] The Pentapolis region is also collectively referred to as "the Cities of the Plain" [] since they were all situated on the plain of the River Jordan, in an area that constituted the southern limit of the lands of the Canaanites [78][79][80], The 'people of Lot' transgressed consciously against the bounds of God. (eds.) For the first time, Sodom and Gomorrah are referred to as the southeastern tip of Canaan, located east of Gaza, and the land here is referred to as the east bank of … We know because of Abraham's intercession. [citation needed], Many who interpret the stories in a non-sexual context contend that as the word for "strange" is akin to "another", "other", "altered" or even "next", the meaning is unclear, and if the condemnation of Sodom was the result of sexual activities perceived to be perverse, then it is likely that it was because women sought to commit fornication with "other than human" angels,[67] perhaps referring to Genesis 6 or the apocryphal Book of Enoch. So the people who settled there decided, “We don’t need to trade with anyone. In the Quran it was written that Lot's wife stayed behind as she had transgressed. This tells us that the definition placed at Wikipedia for the sin of Sodom, is intentionally inaccurate. Jude 7 declares, "...Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave … [45] Today, the scholarly consensus is that "Ebla has no bearing on ... Sodom and Gomorra. See also deadly sin. Today this is one of the most controversial passages in the Bible. If not, I will know.” Question: I was surprised to hear on a radio show an advocate for the gay community say that the story of Sodom and Gomorrah is not about homosexuality, but that the sin for which God destroyed that city was greed and a lack of hospitality.What do you think? An ancient city of Palestine near Sodom, possibly covered by the waters of the Dead Sea. They did this by providing the foreigners a standard-sized beds and if they saw that the foreigners were too short for the beds, they would forcibly stretch their limbs but if the foreigners were too tall, they would cut off their legs;[51][52] As a result, many people refrained from visiting Sodom and Gomorrah. Indeed, that is what trade is all about—that each land both receives from others and gives to others. Sodom, Gomorrah along with three other cities formed a large settlement at the terminus of the Jordan River. People need to need each other, not only in commerce. ", Sirach 16:8 says "[God] did not spare the neighbors of Lot, whom he loathed on account of their insolence.". Things only got worse from there, until there was no friendship, no comradery even amongst each other. When the world was created, as Genesis says,6 it was at first “tohu.” Tohu is generally translated as “chaos.” Rabbi Isaac Luria, however, describes tohu as a state of isolated ideals.7. If there is a sin that Gomorrah is synonymous to, it should be added, otherwise this statement should be altered not to be confusing. Charles Pope. G‑d was not pleased with that world. From this definition, we learn that the term sodomy, originated from the practice of sodomy that was occurring in ancient Sodom and Gomorrah. or Gomorrha (ɡəˈmɒrə ) noun. When this became known, both were burned alive (ib.). 23:18; 24:4 1Ki. In such instances, the court can indeed compel or restrain someone with a stubborn Sodomite attitude. The homeless individual takes him to a Jewish court. This is the meaning of the verse, “And He established His agudah upon the earth.”9 An agudah is a collaboration of individuals, such as a collective, in which everyone works together and no one is complete without the other. One day, he discovers that some homeless individual is camping out on it. And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good."[24]. The men of Sodom and Gomorrah were supposedly wicked in that they mistreated Lot’s guests. [27] Sayce later mentions that the story more closely resembles the doom of Sennacherib's host. 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