Sodom and Gomorrah were cities in the valley of Siddim (Gen. 13.10; 14.1-16). God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen. 18.16-33. 19.1-29) because of the wickedness of their citizens. Their judgment is alluded to many times in Scripture (Deut. 29.23; 32.32; Isa. 1.9, 10; 3.9; 13.19; Jer. 23.14; Ezek. 16.46-56; Zeph. 2.9; Matt. 10.15; Rom. 9.29; 2 Pet. 2.6, etc.). There is no trace of these cities or of the other cities in the region. On the Southwest coast of the Dead Sea, there is a range of small hills which form a mass of mineral salt and are often called Jebel Usdum (the hill of Sodom). The conclusion often followed from this information is that these cities stood at the southern end of the Dead Sea. On the other hand, others believe they stood at the northern end of the Dead Sea. Only God knows!