Despite provoking some fire-and-brimstone responses, I didn't plan to look back at Sodom.
A country where government doesn't do this, as Isaiah warned, is one whose leaders are the "captains of Sodom."
Not to put too fine a point on it, but in Sodom there would have been no problem passing the Ryan budget plan.
In Judaism, Sodom stands for economic injustice, selfishness and refusal to redistribute wealth.
This is meant as hyperbole; the point is that "what's mine is mine" was public policy in Sodom.
The bad state of the times is suggested by Sodom and Gomorrah and their fate.
I wish to Heaven the shower of Sodom would rain upon its terraces.'
In the churches they appear respectable and devout, but their secret crimes have made this city a Sodom.
I think Mr. Soule will be glad to get away from this "Sodom."
Lot was in Sodom, but not of it; and so were Sampson and Joan in, but not of, the villainous times they lived in.
"wicked or corrupt place," 1640s, from the sinful city in ancient Palestine, said to have been destroyed, with neighboring Gomorrah, by fire from heaven (Gen. xviii-xix). From Hebrew s'dom, of unknown origin.
burning; the walled, a city in the vale of Siddim (Gen. 13:10; 14:1-16). The wickedness of its inhabitants brought down upon it fire from heaven, by which it was destroyed (18:16-33; 19:1-29; Deut. 23:17). This city and its awful destruction are frequently alluded to in Scripture (Deut. 29:23; 32:32; Isa. 1:9, 10; 3:9; 13:19; Jer. 23:14; Ezek. 16:46-56; Zeph. 2:9; Matt. 10:15; Rom. 9:29; 2 Pet. 2:6, etc.). No trace of it or of the other cities of the plain has been discovered, so complete was their destruction. Just opposite the site of Zoar, on the south-west coast of the Dead Sea, is a range of low hills, forming a mass of mineral salt called Jebel Usdum, "the hill of Sodom." It has been concluded, from this and from other considerations, that the cities of the plain stood at the southern end of the Dead Sea. Others, however, with much greater probability, contend that they stood at the northern end of the sea. [in 1897].