As in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah
Which was so sudden and general, that nothing was left, or any spared; so should it be with Edom: and the neighbour [cities] thereof, saith the Lord;
the cities that were in the plain, Admah and Zeboim: no man shall abide there, neither shall a son of man dwell in it;
that is, of the race of Edom; no Idumean should inhabit it; otherwise those who conquered it should, and doubtless did. There seems to be some allusion to the Dead sea, these cities became, to which Edom is compared, and so were quite uninhabitable.