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Lot’s incestuous relationship with his daughters (Genesis 19:30 – 19:38)

Lot’s daughters conspire to sleep with him Before God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot was allowed to take his two daughters to the nearby city of Zoar (ZOH-uhr). The Bible does not specify why Lot was afraid to live in Zoar but rather than live in the city, Lot fled to the mountains instead where he and his two daughters lived in a cave. Lot’s oldest daughter came up with an idea that she presented to her younger sister. She reminded her younger sister that they were still childless and there were no other men around for the sisters to have sex with. She noted that their father was getting old and suggested to the younger sister, that they give Lot wine to make him drunk

The Destruction of Sodom of Gomorrah (Gen 18:16 – 19:29)

The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah Abraham had just finished visiting with God and two angels. God knew Abraham was becoming a great nation with his people doing what was just and right but God knew that the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were very evil. God decided to send the two angels into the cities too gauge how wicked the city’s inhabitants had become. Abraham’s brother, Lot, lived in the city and this must have concerned Abraham. As they waited, Abraham asked God if he would destroy the good people with the bad people and asked God if he would spare the city if there were 50 good people there. God agreed that he would spare the city if 50 decent people could be found. Then

Abraham and Lot leave Egypt – the Separation of Abraham and Lot (Genesis 13:1 – 14:24)

After God rescued Abraham’s wife from the Pharaoh’s harem, the Pharaoh rewarded Abraham with riches (or more accurately, paid him to leave Egypt and take God’s curses with him).  Abraham and his nephew Lot returned from Egypt very rich men with each owning a significant share of livestock and other goods.  Upon returning, Abraham and Lot found that the land would not support the large number of animals that they were now required to feed.  The problem was compounded by the fact that the native Canaanites used land in the area too and often held the most desirable land in the area.  The stress of trying to feed the animals on limited land resources began causing tension between Abraham and Lot’s workers. In an effort to