submersion, one of the five cities of the plain of Siddim (q.v.) which were destroyed by fire ( Genesis 10:19 ; 13:10 ; Genesis 19:24 Genesis 19:28 ). These cities probably stood close together, and were near the northern extremity of what is now the Dead Sea. This city is always mentioned next after Sodom, both of which were types of impiety and wickedness ( Genesis 18:20 ; Romans 9:29 ). Their destruction is mentioned as an "ensample unto those that after should live ungodly" ( 2 Peter 2:6 ; Jude 1:4-7 ). Their wickedness became proverbial ( Deuteronomy 32:32 ; Isaiah 1:9 Isaiah 1:10 ; Jeremiah 23:14 ). But that wickedness may be exceeded ( Matthew 10:15 ; Mark 6:11 ). (See DEAD SEA).