Sodom's Sin: Genesis 18-19 and Its Interpretation


This volume is devoted to the receptions of and reflections on the story of Sodom and Gomorrah as told in Genesis 18 and 19. Two articles discuss intertextual reactions to the Sodom narrative within the Hebrew Bible. Five contributions examine readings and rewritings of the Sodom narrative in early Jewish, Christian and Islamic writings: Jubilees, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the New Testament (Revelation 11), Targumim and early Koran commentaries. Two articles focus on separate themes, the punishment of the Dead Sea and the prohibition on looking back. Finally, two articles that focus on Peter Damian and Prousts Sodome et Gomorrhe I describe the later reception of the sin of Sodom as homosexuality. A bibliography of recent works completes the volume.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Ed Noort
  • Raymond De Hoop
  • Jacques Van Ruiten
  • Eibert Tigchelaar
  • Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Boston
Publication year:
  • 2004