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Who Saved Zoar?
The Hebrew word pronounced sid-deem means a broad flatland i.e. a plain. A "vale," as used in the King James Version (not to be confused with a veil), is an abbreviated form of valley.
Part of "the vale of Siddim" was located near the southern section of the Dead Sea (also called the Salt Sea). The rest was located under the Dead Sea itself.
"14:3 All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea." (Genesis 14:3 KJV)
Sodom was the major city of the vale of Siddim. With Sodom were four other cities of the vale that were military allies of Sodom: Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim and Zoar.
"14:2 That these made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar. 14:3 All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea." (Genesis 14:2-3 KJV)
"I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken. Haste thee, escape thither"
When the LORD God (Who was later born as the human Jesus Christ - see 'Before Abraham Was, I AM') destroyed Sodom, almost all of the other cities of the plain were also incinerated. Zoar would have been, but was not destroyed because Lot asked that it be his place of refuge from Sodom i.e. "19:20 Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, is it not a little one? and my soul shall live" (Genesis 19:20 KJV).
"19:15 And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.
Nevertheless, soon afterward Lot and his daughters left Zoar.
"19:30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters." (Genesis 19:30 KJV)
Fact Finder: How is it that "sodomites" existed after the "sodomites" of Sodom were destroyed? Were there actually two different Hebrew words, one meaning a place, the other meaning a behaviour, that have been translated as "sodomite"?