Images of Lot
Lot was a nephew of Abram who lived in Sodom. In Genesis 14 Chedorlaomer and his allies capture him and take all his possessions, but Abram gathers his men together and rescues him. Then in Genesis 19 Lot protects his guests against the Sodomites, and in response God destroys the city, sparing only Lot and his daughters. Lot's wife was to be spared also, but she disobeyed God's command by looking back at Sodom and was turned into a pillar of salt.

I have encountered only the two images of Lot at right, one on the Sodomites' attack on Lot's home and the other on his family's escape from the city. Both are simple literal renditions of the accounts in Genesis 19. Perhaps something more interesting will come along in the future.

Prepared in 2020 by Richard Stracke, Emeritus Professor of English, Augusta University.

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Lot refuses the Sodomites' demend that Lot give up his two handsome visitors so they can have sex with them. (See the description page.)


Lot and his daughters walk away from Sodom. His wife has turned into a pillar of salt for looking back at the city. (See the description page.)

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