Genesis 19 part 1 — Sodom, Gomorrah & environs are destroyed

Genesis 19 is one of the most disturbing passages in the Bible, with a righteous man offering his daughters to a rape mob to protect two strangers, God’s destruction of a whole valley and those daughters committing incest with their father. Why is this passage recorded?

Food for thought

What does the name Lot mean (Strong’s lexicon 3876)? What did Lot “cover”? How did Lot got his name?

What does it mean that Lot sat at the “gate of the city”? 

How many years was this from the Flood? How many years between the time when Abram came to the Holy Land and when Ishmael was born?

Why did God save Lot?

What happened in Genesis 1? How long did it take? How does time move in Genesis?

What happened in Genesis 11? Whose actions are discussed in Genesis 1-11? What history do we read in these chapters?

What does Lot’s salvation tell us about God? What does it tell us about Abraham?

Why was Zoar spared?

Where are the other examples of the meaning of lot in the Bible (Isa. 25:7-8)?

Did this visit happen during the Feast of Unleavened Bread? What is the unleavened bread in this case?

What did the men of the city do when they realized that Lot was hosting the strangers? Why would Lot offer his virgin daughters to the men of the community at the expense of the strangers? How did Lot greet these strangers when they arrived in the city? What did the messengers do to “blind” the mob?

What kind of “outcry” (Strong’s 6818) did the messengers discuss with Lot vs. the outcry they discussed with Abraham? How did the messengers physically remove Lot’s family from Sodom?

What did Abraham see when he woke up in the morning? How far did Abraham live from the area of Sodom? What kind of smoke did Abraham see?

What do the names of Lot’s son’s mean? How is Yeshua linked to Moab? Why did the daughters even think that having incest with Lot was a good idea in the first place?  What history did they remember?

What did Lot lose in this experience?

Reader: Jeff. Speaker: Richard Agee.


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