The son of Abraham’s brother Haran. Lot accompanied Abraham on his journey into Canaan (Gen 12:1-9) and to and from Egypt (Gen 12:10-20, Gen 13:1). Upon their return, a quarrel between Lot’s and Abraham’s herdsmen (Gen 13:7) prompted Abraham to propose an amicable separation, offering Lot his choice of where to settle. Then, in (Gen 14), Lot is taken captive in a battle with nine kings, and Abraham must come to his rescue. Still later, God destroys the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, but (as a result of Abraham’s pleading) sends emissaries to rescue Lot and his family first (Gen 19:1-29). On departing, Lot’s wife looks back at the destruction and turns into a pillar of salt. Lot’s daughters, possibly believing themselves to be the world’s sole survivors, ply Lot with liquor and cohabit with him, conceiving Moab (Heb., “of the same father”) and Ben-ammi (Heb., “son of paternal kin”), ancestors of Israel’s Transjordanian neighbors, the Moabites and Ammonites (Gen 19:30-38).

Gen 12:1-9

The Call of Abram
1Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you.2I will make of y ... View more

Gen 12:10-20

Abram and Sarai in Egypt
10Now there was a famine in the land. So Abram went down to Egypt to reside there as an alien, for the famine was severe in the land.11 ... View more

Gen 13:1

Abram and Lot Separate
1So Abram went up from Egypt, he and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the Negeb.

Gen 13:7

7and there was strife between the herders of Abram's livestock and the herders of Lot's livestock. At that time the Canaanites and the Perizzites lived in the l ... View more

Gen 14

Lot's Captivity and Rescue
1In the days of King Amraphel of Shinar, King Arioch of Ellasar, King Chedorlaomer of Elam, and King Tidal of Goiim,2these kings made ... View more

Gen 19:1-29

The Depravity of Sodom
1The two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them, and b ... View more

Gen 19:30-38

The Shameful Origin of Moab and Ammon
30Now Lot went up out of Zoar and settled in the hills with his two daughters, for he was afraid to stay in Zoar; so he li ... View more

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