The Scripture History Relating to the Overthrow of Sodom & Gomorrah, and to the Origin of the Salt Sea Or Lake of Sodom

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William P. & Lemuel Blake, at the Boston-bookstore, 1796 - Bible - 30 pages

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Page 11 - And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.
Page 18 - Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven ; And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
Page 23 - I have overthrown some of you as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning ; yet have ye not returned unto me saith the Lord.
Page 28 - Being willing to make an experiment of its strength, I went into it, and found it bore up my body in swimming with an uncommon force. But as for that relation of some authors, that men wading into it were buoyed up to the top, as soon as they go as deep as the navel, I found it, upon experiment, not true.
Page 22 - ... which the Lord hath laid upon it ; and that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboim, which the Lord overthrew in his anger and in his wrath...
Page 28 - These were cast up by the waves, at two hours distance from the mouth of Jordan : which I mention, lest it, should be suspected that they might be brought into the sea that way. As for the bitumen, for which the sea had been so famous, there was none at the place where we were.
Page 29 - out toward the eaft country, and go " down into the defert, and go into the " fea: which being brought forth into the " fea, the waters fhall be healed.
Page 26 - Sea, is enclosed on the east and west with exceeding high mountains ; on the north it is bounded with the plain of Jericho, on which side it receives the waters of the Jordan ; on the south it is open, and extends beyond the reach of the eye.
Page 24 - Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themfelves over to fornication, and going after ftrange flefti, are fet forth for an example, fuffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
Page 18 - Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and lo, the fmoke of the country went up as the fmoke of a furnace.

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