Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. ZOara is a Roman Catholic titular see of Palestina Tertia. ZOara, its location within Jordan It is the ancient Bala or Segor, one of the five cities of the Pentapolis in Genesis in the Tanakh or Old Testament, which escaped the thunder and lightning which destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, for having sheltered Lot and his family. IT is mentioned by Josephus Ptolemy (V, xvi, 4); and by Eusebius and Saint Jerome in the Onomasticon.ZOar, meaning "small" or "insignificance" in Hebrew, was a city at the southeast end of the Dead Sea grouped with Sodom and Gomorra as being one of the 5 cities slated for destruction by God; but it was spared at Lot''s plea as his place of refuge. THe current location of this ancient city is indicated in the map hereby.