Zoar zō´ər [key], in the Bible; at first named Bela bē´lə [key], it was the only one of the Cities of the Plain (see Sodom ) to escape destruction. Lot and his daughters took refuge here. It is probably now submerged in the southern end of the Dead Sea.
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