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November 19    Scripture

Bible Names H-M: Lot





Lot in Easton's Bible Dictionary (Heb. goral, a "pebble"), a small stone used in casting lots (Num. 33:54; Jonah 1:7). The lot was always resorted to by the Hebrews with strictest reference to the interposition of God, and as a method of ascertaining the divine will (Prov. 16:33), and in serious cases of doubt (Esther 3:7). Thus the lot was used at the division of the land of Canaan among the serveral tribes (Num. 26:55; 34:13), at the detection of Achan (Josh. 7:14, 18), the election of Saul to be king (1 Sam. 10:20, 21), the distribution of the priestly offices of the temple service (1 Chr. 24:3, 5, 19; Luke 1:9), and over the two goats at the feast of Atonement (Lev. 16:8). Matthias, who was "numbered with the eleven" (Acts 1:24-26), was chosen by lot. This word also denotes a portion or an inheritance (Josh. 15:1; Ps. 125:3; Isa. 17:4), and a destiny, as assigned by God (Ps. 16:5; Dan. 12:13). Lot, (Heb. lot), a covering; veil, the son of Haran, and nephew of Abraham (Gen. 11:27). On the death of his father, he was left in charge of his grandfather Terah (31), after whose death he accompanied his uncle Abraham into Canaan (12:5), thence into Egypt (10), and back again to Canaan (13:1). After this he separated from him and settled in Sodom (13:5-13). There his righteous soul was "vexed" from day to day (2 Pet. 2:7), and he had great cause to regret this act. Not many years after the separation he was taken captive by Chedorlaomer, and was rescued by Abraham (Gen. 14). At length, when the judgment of God descended on the guilty cities of the plain (Gen. 19:1-20), Lot was miraculously delivered. When fleeing from the doomed city his wife "looked back from behind him, and became a pillar of salt." There is to this day a peculiar crag at the south end of the Dead Sea, near Kumran, which the Arabs call Bint Sheik Lot, i.e., Lot's wife. It is "a tall, isolated needle of rock, which really does bear a curious resemblance to an Arab woman with a child upon her shoulder." From the words of warning in Luke 17:32, "Remember Lot's wife," it would seem as if she had gone back, or tarried so long behind in the desire to save some of her goods, that she became involved in the destruction which fell on the city, and became a stiffened corpse, fixed for a time in the saline incrustations. She became "a pillar of salt", i.e., as some think, of asphalt. (See SALT T0003196.) Lot and his daughters sought refuge first in Zoar, and then, fearing to remain there longer, retired to a cave in the neighbouring mountains (Gen. 19:30). Lot has recently been connected with the people called on the Egyptian monuments Rotanu or Lotanu, who is supposed to have been the hero of the Edomite tribe Lotan.
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Lot in Fausset's Bible Dictionary Haran's son, Abraham's nephew (Genesis 11:27-31). Born in Ur of the Chaldees, before Terah's emigration. Accompanied Abram to Charan, then to Canaan (Genesis 12:4-5), then, in the famine, to Egypt. On their return a quarrel arose between Abram's and Lot's herdsmen. In the spirit of a child of God Abram goes to Lot himself, instead of listening to subordinates' reports, and begs as they are brethren there should be no strife between them (contrast Acts 15:39), and offers Lot precedency, though as his senior Abram might have claimed it; "if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right," etc. Lot chose by sight, not faith, the richly watered circle of the Jordan, fertile, but the region of wicked Sodom (Joshua 7:24; Joshua 8:15). At first Lot only "pitched his tent toward Sodom," but he was venturing too near temptation not to be caught (Psalm 1:1; 1 Corinthians 15:33)...
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Lot in Hitchcock's Bible Names Lotan
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Lot in Naves Topical Bible -1. Feast of See PURIM -2. The son of Haran Accompanies Terah from Ur of the Chaldees to Haran Ge 11:31 Migrates with Abraham to the land of Canaan Ge 12:4 Accompanies Abraham to Egypt Returns with him to Beth-el Ge 13:1-3 Rich in flocks, and herds, and servants Separates from Abraham, and locates in Sodom Ge 13:5-14 Taken captive by Chedorlaomer; rescued by Abraham Ge 14:1-16 Providentially saved from destruction in Sodom Ge 19; Lu 17:28,29 Disobediently protests against going to the mountains, and chooses Zoar Ge 19:17-22 His wife disobediently yearns after Sodom, and becomes a pillar of salt Ge 19:26; Lu 17:32 Commits incest with his daughters Ge 19:30-38 Descendants of See AMMONITES See MOABITES
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Lot in Smiths Bible Dictionary (veil or covering), the son of Haran, and therefore the nephew of Abraham. Ge 11:27,31 (B.C. before 1926-1898.) His sisters were Milcah the wife of Nahor, and Iscah, by some identified with Sarah. haran died before the emigration of Terah and his family from Ur of the Chaldees, ver. 28, and Lot was therefore born there. He removed with the rest of his kindred to Charran, and again subsequently with Abraham and Sarai to Canaan. ch. Ge 12:4,5 With them he took refuge in Egypt from a famine,a nd with them returned, first to the "south," ch. Ge 13:1 and then to their original settlement between Bethel and Ai. vs. Ge 13:3,4 But the pastures of the hills of Bethel, which had with ease contained the two strangers on their first arrival, were not able any longer to bear them, so much had their possessions of sheep, goats and cattle increased. Accordingly they separated, Lot choosing the fertile plain of the Jordan, and advancing as far as Sodom. Ge 13:10-14 The next occurrence in the life of Lot is his capture by the four kings of the east and his rescue by Abram. ch. Ge 13:14 The last scene preserved to us in the history of Lot is too well known to need repetition. He was still living in Sodom, Ge 19:1 ... from which he was rescued by some angels on the day of its final overthrow. he fled first to Zoar, in which he found a temporary refuge during the destruction of the other cities of the plain. Where this place was situated is not known with certainty. [ZOAR] The end of Lot's wife is commonly treated as one of the difficulties of the Bible; but it surely need not be so. It cannot be necessary to create the details of the story where none are given. On these points the record is silent. The value and the significance of the story to us are contained in the allusion of Christ. Lu 17:32 Later ages have not been satisfied so to leave the matter, but have insisted on identifying the "pillar" with some one of the fleeting forms which the perishable rock of the south end of the Dead Sea is constantly assuming in its process of decomposition and liquefaction. From the incestuous intercourse between Lot and his two daughters sprang the nations of Moab and Ammon.
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Lot in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE lot: I. Personality. The man who bore the name Lot (lot; Lot) is mentioned for the first time in Gen 11:27, at the beginning of that section of Genesis which is entitled "the generations of Terah." After Terah's 3 sons are named, it is added that the third of these, Haran, begat Lot. The reason for thus singling out but one of the grandsons of Terah appears in the next verse, where we are told that "Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees." For that period in the life of this family, therefore, which begins with the migration from Ur, Lot represents his father's branch of the family (Gen 11:31). It is hardly probable that the relation between Abraham and Lot would have been what it was, had not Haran died; but be this as it may, we read this introduction of Lot into the genealogy of Terah as an anticipation of the story to which it furnishes an introduction, and in which Lot is destined to play an important part. The sections of that story in which Lot appears are: in Gen 11, the migration from Ur to Haran; in Gen 12, Abraham's wanderings; in Gen 13, the separation of Abraham and Lot; in Gen 14, the campaign of the eastern kings against Sodom and Abraham's recovery of the captives; and in Gen 19, the destruction of Sodom. In Gen 14:14,16 Lot is termed the "brother" of Abraham; but that this does not represent a variant tradition is proved by reference to 14:12 of the same chapter (ascribed to "an independent source") and to 13:8 (ascribed to J; compare 11:28 J)...
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Lot in Wikipedia According to the Bible, Lot (Hebrew: לוֹט, Modern Lot Tiberian Lṭ ; "veil"; "hidden, covered"[1]) was the nephew of the patriarch Abraham, or Abram. He was the son of Abraham's brother Haran (Gen. 11:27). Abraham's brother Nahor became Lot's brother in law by marrying Milcah, Lot's sister...
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