Genesis 14:10

And the Valley of Siddim was full of bitumen pits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and they that remained fled to the mountain.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Of slime. Bituminis. This was a kind of pitch, which served for mortar in the building of Babel, Genesis xi. 3, and was used by Noe in pitching the ark. (Challoner) Moses does not make this remark without reason. This bitumen would easily take fire, and contribute to the conflagration of Sodom. (Calmet) Overthrown, not all slain, for the king of Sodom escaped ver. 17.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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