Just opposite were probably to be found the ancient cities of Admah and Zeboim.
Admah means red earth, a description which would hardly apply to the ground near the Dead Sea.
The old name of the king of Admah was thus perpetuated on the eastern side of the Jordan.
earth, one of the five cities of the vale of Siddim (Gen. 10:19). It was destroyed along with Sodom and Gomorrah (19:24; Deut. 29:23). It is supposed by some to be the same as the Adam of Josh. 3:16, the name of which still lingers in Damieh, the ford of Jordan. (See ZEBOIM.)