Today, I discuss a few of the echoes of the Genesis narrative in later stories in Scripture.
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I discuss the destruction of Sodom and the rescue of Lot.
I discuss the three visitors to Abraham and Sarah at Mamre and the conversation concerning the destruction of Sodom.
Within this episode, I discuss Genesis 17 and the meaning of circumcision.
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?