Tuesday, January 30, 2007


A Peter Paul Rubens painting of Lot and his family fleeing Soddom.In the Bible, Lot (לוֹט "Hidden, covered") was the nephew of the patriarch, Abraham or Abram. He was the son of Abraham's brother Haran. (Gen. 11:27)

Lot in the Hebrew Bible
The story of Lot is told in the Book of Genesis 11-14, 19.
Lot followed his uncle from Ur. He accompanied Abraham and his family in his journeys to Egypt.

When Abraham traveled to the Land of Canaan at the command of God, Lot accompanied him. (Gen 12:1-5). Abraham had always a great affection for him, and when they could not continue longer together in Canaan because they both had large flocks and their shepherds sometimes quarelled (Gen 13:6,7) he gave Lot the choice of his abode. Lot went southeast to plains near the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, since the land there was well watered. (Gen. 13:10-12).


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