Tag: Lot’s daughters
Puzzling Further About Lot and His Daughters
I discuss further curious details of the perplexing story of Lot and his daughters in Genesis 19, following up my earlier episode.
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Lot’s Daughters Revisited
What is the significance of Lot’s daughters sleeping with their father after the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah? It is clear to me that this is not presented as commendable, but why is it included?
Transcript for The Family of Abraham: Part 9—The Destruction of Sodom
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The Family of Abraham: Part 41—The Continuing Adventures
Today, I discuss a few of the echoes of the Genesis narrative in later stories in Scripture.
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The Family of Abraham: Part 9—The Destruction of Sodom
I discuss the destruction of Sodom and the rescue of Lot.
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Why is Lot Called ‘Righteous’ Even Though He Offered His Daughters to the Men of Sodom?
How are we to interpret Lot’s offering of his two virgin daughters to the men of Sodom when they surround his house and demand that he brings out his guests so that they may have sex with them in Genesis 19? Was it such an unthinkable breach of hospitaility to let his guests be molested in this way that he desperately resorted to a lesser of two evils? Or was the offer simply a stalling tactic as he knew that the men of Sodom would not accept it anyway? How does 2 Peter 2:7 control our interpretation of the passage and of Lot’s life in general?
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Ruth the Moabitess and the Moabite Women of Nehemiah
Having recently read both Ruth and Nehemiah, I was struck by the very different ways they relate to the recurring entanglement of Moabite women and Israelite men. Nehemiah seems to replay the old story, whereas Ruth seems to invert it (the faithful pagan woman, redeemed that she might birth the future redeemer). Do you have any thoughts on this or on the related issue of how David and Jesus were admitted into the congregation of Israel in spite of Moabite ancestry?
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