Lot..

(and his salty wifey)

They done did, & went & done-it-agaaain!!  Over the past couple of weeks, 'Lot's wife', has come up in my mind - ALOT!!   I figured it was HIIIGH time I did a story on it...

{{par-d-ner!  {hoocck- spit}}

For those scratching their heads.. Lot, was the nephew of Abram (aka Abraham), & Lot's wife.. was the one who, though TOLD by the angel NOT to look back as God was destroying Sodom..  MmBut 'looked back' as God was sending rain of fire & brimstone down on Sodom & Gomorrah.. Once a thriving city- now reduced ash, salt, & brimstone.  If there be ANY doubt about God's views on homosexuality??  Just have a gander of Sodom & Gommorah, it should mold & solidify in your mind a perfect picture of His opinion on homosexuality.. It's ash & brimstone.. & a plethora of homosexual bones beneath the rubble.. I'm no rocket scientist but I think it tells us His opinion on homosexuality... isn't much!!   Thus... THIS was just DIStasteful Misur President.. That said?? 

THIS ""supposedly"", is Lot's wife today!!  Depending on what tour you take in Israel- this appears to be the most popular in belief that it's Lot's actual wife..  Though some tours put her here on the north side.. east side.. west side (best side to most.. this is the Lot's wife bullseye.)... aannnd -the south west side..(most popular consensus)

MmBTW - When Abraham single-handedly gathered his resources to rescue Lot.. & he pursued the northern kings who had captured his nephew Lot as far as Dan (according to Genesis 14:14). The reason this gate is called "Abraham's Gate" is because Abraham almost certainly would have had to pass through this gate in his pursuit.

So we'll go on ahead then and get alllllll the 'pass da salt', jokes ....OUTTA the way...

FoSho..  More controversial??.. MY PERSONAL favorite, here...

Even got a best selling line o salt shakers!! The symmetry is astounding!!  MMmKay-

Cool stuff from Wiki..

Lot and his father Haran, (Abraham's brother), were born and raised in Ur Kaśdim, (same as his Unc, Abraham- modern day Iraq)...   Lot's grandfather, who arranged for their large family to set a course for Canaan where they could re-establish a new home. Among the family members that Lot travelled with was his uncle Abram, (later called Abraham), one of the three patriarchs of Israel. 

Lot, Abraham, & family, found themselves in Sodom, & there they settled.  Sin was so rampant.. (mostly homosexuality).. in Sodom that Abraham pleaded with God not to destroy Sodom.  He pleaded with the Lord that if he could find 'just 10' righteous people in the land- God would spare it.  However...

 

He could NOT  find 10 - & lo and behold - the remains!

Genesis 19:1 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;
2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.  3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.

After eating that night.. Men of the town of Sodom (both young & old), surrounded Lot's house demanding his guests come out that they may have sex with them.. Lot went out and closed the door behind him and implored that they not do such wicked things, and offered them his virgin daughters, that they might have sex with them instead, and do with as they pleased. His response infuriated the men of Sodom who accused him of being judgmental and they threatened to do worse to him than they would have done to the men.

Before they could harm Lot and break into the house, the men ((psst.. They were ANGELS)), pulled Lot back in and struck the Sodom townsmen surrounding Lot's home with blindness, and revealed to Lot that they were angels sent to destroy the place. This allowed a window of opportunity for Lot to make preparations for him and his family to leave.

As the day began to dawn, the angels urged him to hurry up and leave; when he lingered, (I'm fairly sure that Lot is amongst the ONLY man in history to test the patience of angels in so great a way)).. the angels took hold of Lot, his wife and two daughters, and transported them beyond the city and set them down. The angel told Lot, "Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed." Lot argued that if he went to the mountain some evil would cause his death, and he requested to be allowed to flee instead to the "little" city which was closer.  (This city of Bela was later called Zoar because it was little.)  Along with Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim; Zoar was one of the five cities chosen and slated for destruction by God; but Zoar was spared at Lot's plea as his place of refuge (Genesis 19:20-23). When Lot's request was accepted, they headed for Zoar instead.  Upon fleeing Sodom as fire & brimstone began to rain down - Lot's wife turned and looked behind.. Thus, doing EXACTLY what the angel warned them NOT to doIMMEDIATELY she was turned into a pillar of salt.. Thus sparking many a debate on exactly 'which', pillar she 'may' be.. not to mention.. ENDLESS inspiration for comic strip writers, & a best selling line of 'salt & pepper' shakers.

POST Sodom & Gomorrah destruction..

After Lot's snail-paced escape from Sodom.. he settled in the hills, (I(No doubt, I'm sure garnering a stank eye or 2 from the angels that spared his life, due to THAT being the locale they told him to flee to in the FIRST PLACE!!))...   Lot took up residency, here.. Now quaintly called, Lot's cave!!  

Being that Lot's daughters fiance's were killed in the destruction.. They apparently thought that there we NO mo men on the face of ALL the earth to keep their generations going.. They concocted a plan to get their father drunk with wine & having whoopi with him to get pregnant, thus, preserving their family line through the generations.. 

 

 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.
 And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father. 

The older daughter conceived Moab (Hebrew מוֹאָב, lit., "from the father" [meh-Av]), father of the Moabites;  the younger conceived Ben-Ammi (Hebrew בֶּן-עַמִּי, lit., "Son of my people"), father of the Ammonites. (~Genesis 19:34-37)

COOL stuff from Wiki:

The story, usually called Lot and his daughters, has been the subject of many paintings over the centuries, often depicting Lot's wife as a pillar of salt in the background 😂 ((NOO kidding, REALLY 🤣)), and has became one of the subjects in the Power of Women group of subjects, warning men against the dangers of succumbing to the temptations of women...

What a tale.. Lot's tomb is in here..  And Lot's wife??  Still standing.. (as stated).  Somewhere amongst the perimeter of Sodom.. (or is she?)  Personally?  I think she IS still standing & the most popular pillar - stands the wife of Lot.. Standing, as a blatant example of what happens, when we do not obey GodA GREAT example!!  Gander at the sign that points you to Sodom & Gomorrah???  Why not!!

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