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  • n. A place of refuge; a sanctuary.

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From Zoar, one of five ancient cities in the Jordan valley, mentioned in the Bible in Genesis 19:22, 23, and 30 as the place whither Lot fled with his wife and two daughters to escape death when Yahweh destroyed the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. (Wiktionary)

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