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Biblical Tales: Lot, Sodom and Gomorrah III

As soon as Lot and his daughters reached Zoar, it was daybreak. The heavens opened up and the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were covered in fire and sulfur. In this article, you will learn what happened to Lot after the destruction of his city and loss of his wife.

The downpour on the two cities did not end until they were completely destroyed. Even surrounding properties were affected. As Abraham watched the cities from an elevated location, he saw the dense smoke that reached up into the heavens from the ruined cities.

Interestingly, the history associated with the existence of Sodom and Gomorrah is a controversial topic amongst archeologists. In the Bible, the cities are said to have been located close to the Dead Sea, and are mentioned in Genesis 14:1-3, Deuteronomy 34:3, and Genesis 14:8-10:

“Gen 14:2   [That these] made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar.
Gen 14:3 All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea.”

What Happened to Lot?

Another part of the tale involving Lot tells of his daughters who are afraid they will not find any husbands to continue Lot’s line, so they get their father drunk and then sleeps with him. They give birth to children that become the ancestors of the Moabites and Ammonites.

When Sodom was destroyed, Lot was afraid of what would happen to him and his daughters. He felt that their safety was not secured while in Zoar. With thoughts of his lost wife lingering, he felt it would be best to retreat into the mountains, which is what the angels originally asked him to do. In the mountains, they found a nice cave to call their own.

Lot and his family once had it all, including many members of their family, livestock, and a lot of wealth. The destruction of their city meant a lot of things. They lost a mother and wife. They lost their home and all of their possessions. The girls no longer had fiancés. The three of them were reduced to being cave dwellers.

The trio lived in isolation for quite some time. They were getting older and the eldest daughter started to panic about preserving the family line. She asked her younger sister if they should take advantage of their father since there were no men in the vicinity so that they could keep their bloodline flowing. To find out what the two daughters decided to do, continue reading Part IV of “Biblical Tales: Lot, Sodom and Gomorrah.”