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Grandchildren In Sodom

Did Lot have grandchildren "in Sodom"?

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 ---Leon on 3/11/12
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"Leon, yes that is very interesting indeed. Perhaps God did not allow Abraham to father any children until his old age, when it was considered highly unlikely to have any more children, in order to prove a greater miracle, and that he would keep his promises, even when it looks like he hasn't."
---Jed on 3/29/12


I agree Jed. God does everything greater than we can possibly imagine & in supremely grand style against all the odds! The entire Bible shows this truth repeatedly. :)
---Leon on 3/30/12


Leon, yes that is very interesting indeed. Perhaps God did not allow Abraham to father any children until his old age, when it was considered highly unlikely to have any more children, in order to prove a greater miracle, and that he would keep his promises, even when it looks like he hasn't.
---Jed on 3/29/12


I find it to be very interesting that Abram (destined to be the father of many nations), at the time of the destruction of Sodom & Gomorrah, had no children. But his nephew Lot had, at a minimum, two grown daughters.
---Leon on 3/27/12


"yes, leon, the fact that the scriptures are knit together as One is a little milky. the fact that God gives us a Way is also a good source of spiritual calcium. but, are you telling me that your specific question was to say nothing specifically about Lot's grandchildren?"
---aka on 3/16/12


Got milk? I like that Aka. Maybe that's why our galaxy is called the Milky Way! :)

"Believe as I do & Lot had other married children & extended family (grandchildren, etc.). Believe otherwise & he only had two daughters & no grandchildren."
---Leon on 3/13/12
---Leon on 3/16/12


yes, leon, the fact that the scriptures are knit together as One is a little milky. the fact that God gives us a Way is also a good source of spiritual calcium. but, are you telling me that your specific question was to say nothing specifically about Lot's grandchildren?
---aka on 3/16/12




Kahpo:

Lot had two daughters who had no husbands (and who escaped with him). He also had at least two other daughters who DID have husbands, and stayed behind, and were destroyed with the city. The Bible does not say they had children, but it also doesn't say they didn't. In any case, if they did, they would also have been destroyed with the city.

Genesis 19:14
"And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place, for the LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law."
---StrongAxe on 3/16/12


"I think Leon just posted this to stir up an argument. How many children Lot had is a really trivial thing to argue about, especially since the Bible already tells us how many children he had. But does it really matter in the end?
---Jed on 3/14/12"


Not true Jed! If you, or anyone else, don't like the blogs I post you can always choose to opt out, i.e., not participate. There are a vast number of CN blogs I make a wide circle around (avoid).
---Leon on 3/14/12


I think Leon just posted this to stir up an argument. How many children Lot had is a really trivial thing to argue about, especially since the Bible already tells us how many children he had. But does it really matter in the end?
---Jed on 3/14/12


"in the light of the good news of jesus christ, please tell me how this applies either way.
---aka on 3/13/12"


Aka: Everything in the Bible applies (is knit) to the gospel of Jesus Christ. God gave us the whole Bible to meditate upon & find His truths therein. Only by the leading of the Holy Spirit can we get a true & broader understanding of God's will for our lives. Lot's story is very significant. It shows the consequences of societal moral corruption & its impact upon our families. Yet, loving God made a way of escape for Lot & family despite their dysfunction. Thru Jesus the Father has made a way of escape to all who believe, follow & obey Him, thereby fleeing from the fires of hell.
---Leon on 3/14/12


in the light of the good news of jesus christ, please tell me how this applies either way.
---aka on 3/13/12




Leon, you really didn't have an answer from Scripture only double talk about the translations. I love Hank Hanegraaff, and I have followed alot of his teachings. Never heard him say that Lot had sons. He does speak of the many translations as the Bible answer man. But to speculate as you said " I believe she not only looked back, but "went back" unbeknownst to Lot." is no where in Scripture. Or that he had other children. I thought you had answers from Scripture, but you showed nothing from the Word only what you think.
---Mark_V. on 3/13/12


here we go again, another post by Leon to divide based on sheer speculation without any scriptural answers.
---micha9344 on 3/13/12


"Leon, my answer was a simple "no" for two purposes. The first, because it is a question that calls for a simple 'yes' or 'no.' Second, to see what you would do if I just answered no. I could have said yes, but no sounded better then yes. I saw how you answered Jed, Wahpo, and Kevin. You didn't mention Cluny because he was careful how he answered. Very smart of him. So really Leon, if you are not here to play games, what do you want from those who answer you?
---Mark_V. on 3/13/12"


Mark: I want you to get a brown paper bag & breathe into it slowly. You'll feel so much better afterwards. :)
---Leon on 3/13/12


At Lot's house, he had his two daughters who he said, "have not known a man," in Genesis 19:8. So, if these were the women of the sons-in-law or fiances, it makes no difference if they were married or not, if they had not known a man.

But it does say, "So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who had married his daughters, and said, 'Get up, get out of this place, for the LORD will destroy this city!' But to his sons-in-law he seemed to be joking." He went "out" to these married men . . . maybe meaning they with their wives were elsewhere, away from Lot's virgin daughters. So, did he have other daughters whom the men had "married" and therefore were not virgins, I consider?
---willie_c: on 3/13/12


Leon, my answer was a simple "no" for two purposes. The first, because it is a question that calls for a simple 'yes' or 'no.' Second, to see what you would do if I just answered no. I could have said yes, but no sounded better then yes. I saw how you answered Jed, Wahpo, and Kevin. You didn't mention Cluny because he was careful how he answered. Very smart of him. So really Leon, if you are not here to play games, what do you want from those who answer you?
---Mark_V. on 3/13/12


Jed: True, there are many Bible translations. Some say "fiances", others say "sons in law". (G19:14) How do we choose the right translations? Common sense!

Hank Hanegraaff (CRI Bible Answer Man) says, "Some translations are written so...children & others with a limited vocabulary can easily understand them ~ others... for serious adult students of the Bible. Some are fairly literal (word-for-word translations)...others are very loose paraphrases...you dont have to know the original languages to be able to tell the difference."

Believe as I do & Lot had other married children & extended family. Believe otherwise & he only had two daughters & no grandchildren.
---Leon on 3/13/12


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Pursuant to my grandchildren question, why do you suppose Mrs./Mamma Lot looked back? Was it simply to see the horrific destruction of Sodom? Did she yearn with concern for her house & other personal possessions? Maybe she was agonizing over the loss of good friends in her community OR was it the grieving heart of a mother/grandmother that caused her to "look back"? (G19:16 & 26) Note: Mrs. Lot was following behind "them" (Lot & their daughters). I believe she not only looked back, but "went back" unbeknownst to Lot. :/
---Leon on 3/13/12


"Answer, No.
---Mark_V. on 3/13/12"


And, just how do you "know" that Mark?
---Leon on 3/13/12


Answer, No.
---Mark_V. on 3/13/12


Leon, the bible does not say they were married. The Bible says they were pledged to be married in verse 14, not married already. Some translations actually say "engaged" or "fiances" rather than sons-in-law. "Sons-in-law" was used in KJV for lack of a better term. But try reading a few different translations, most of them make it clear that they were not yet married, but rather to be married. When you read it all together it's clear these are the same two daughters. Read verse 15, the next day the angels told Lot to gather all his family and leave and he left with his wife and his two daughters.
---Jed on 3/12/12


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"...Lot...spoke to his sons-in-law, who were pledged to marry his daughters...Gen 19:14
---Jed on 3/12/12"


I'm not here to play games Jed. That's a waste (poop) of precious time grasshopper! :)

You conclude the unmarried daughters were given to be married to the men called Lot's sons-in-law. The problem with your conclusion is the Bible doesn't say that. These men "were already" (past tense) his sons-in-law. (G19:14) The Bible doesn't say the unmarried girls were pledged to these men. If these men were their betroth husbands, they wouldn't have been considered UNMARRIED because they were the betroth to be married (in a formal marriage agreement, i.e., MARRIED).
---Leon on 3/12/12


No Leon, were not all the same person. I just saw that kahpo repeated kevin's statement and found it accurate enough to be worth repeating again. You should have copied and pasted it like I did and kept it going. That would have been fun. Party-pooper.
---Jed on 3/12/12


BTW, Leon, Gen 19:12-14 does not say that Lot had married daughters. It says that his unmarried daughters were getting ready be married to these men he calls sons-in-law. But it's obvious they are not yet married and they are talking about the same two daughters.

So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who were pledged to marry his daughters. He said, "Hurry and get out of this place, because the LORD is about to destroy the city!" -Gen 19:14
---Jed on 3/12/12


Jed, Kahpo, Kevin: It appears you're all the same person. Hmmm!!!

It is true, Genesis 19:8 says Lot had two live at home, "unmarried" daughters. But, don't stop there! That's not the end of the story. I suggest "all of you" read Genesis 19:12-14, wherein you may come to understand Lot also had "married daughters".
---Leon on 3/12/12


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No, Lot had two daughters who had no husbands at that time. After the destruction of Sodom they sleep with their father. The older daughter conceived Moab (father of the Moabites, the younger conceived Ben-Ammi father of the Ammonites.
---Jed on 3/12/12


The Bible doesn't say so. I would say probably not.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/11/12


No, Lot had two daughters who had no husbands at that time. After the destruction of Sodom they sleep with their father. The older daughter conceived Moab (father of the Moabites, the younger conceived Ben-Ammi father of the Ammonites.
---Kahpo on 3/11/12


No, Lot had two daughters who had no husbands at that time. After the destruction of Sodom they sleep with their father. The older daughter conceived Moab (father of the Moabites, the younger conceived Ben-Ammi father of the Ammonites.
---kevin6944 on 3/11/12


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