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According to the Bible, Admah was one of the five cities of the Vale of Siddim.[1] It was destroyed along with Sodom and Gomorrah,[2] it is supposed by some[who?] to be the same as the "Adam" of Joshua 3:16. The location of Admah is unknown;[3] the town is mentioned figuratively in the Bible, in Deuteronomy[4] and Book of Hosea.[5]

There has also been some conjecture that Admah is mentioned in the Ebla tablets.[6]

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  1. ^ Bible: Genesis 14:2
  2. ^ Bible: Deuteronomy 29:23
  3. ^ Merrill Chapin Tenney (2011). Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary. Zondervan. p. 25. ISBN 978-0-310-22983-4.
  4. ^ "Deuteronomy 29:23 All its soil will be a burning waste of brimstone and salt, unsown and unproductive, with no plant growing on it, just like the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which the LORD overthrew in His fierce anger". Retrieved 2018-08-31.
  5. ^ Hosea 11:8
  6. ^ Thomas O'Toole, Ebla Tablets: No Biblical Claims Washington PostDecember 9, 1979

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainEaston, Matthew George (1897). "Admah" . Easton's Bible Dictionary (New and revised ed.). T. Nelson and Sons.