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What Is A Pillar Of Salt

Lot's wife became a pillar of salt. (Genesis 19:26) What does that mean?

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Leon, why do you keep taking over this blog? Is it because you asked the question you think you OWN it and we are all to submit to your suppositions or get off? Seems to be the motive for every blog you start. You don't want others opinions, you just want to grandstand your own...all puffed up claiming REVELATIONS FROM GOD.

I'm glad you finally agree with me that Lots wife instantly turned to a pillar of salt although you purposely failed to mention me as well.

If Lot looked back at his wife, he would have LOOKED BACK. I'm sure the daughters screamed...MOTHER.... I

It's more insane to think like you that they said nothing JUST SO they could seduce their father.

I'm not leaving here Leon. Why should I.
---kathr4453 on 5/24/16


/Sodom & Gomorrah were cities not very far south of the Dead Sea* & in even closer proximity to theValley of Siddim (aka Salt Sea). The plains city of Zoar was a great distance away from, south of S & G.\
Leon, you don't know your geographical history very well.
First, the Valley of Siddim, the Salt Sea, and the Dead Sea are all the same.
The sea was not yet present, just the valley with slime pits.
This is the same as the plain which was overthrown with S & G with the exception of Zoar, formerly known as Bela.
The same valley that Lot pitched his tent when given a choice by Abram.
It was a lush valley until S & G were destroyed, later becoming a sea with no outlet.
---micha9344 on 5/24/16


///...Just because he didn't look back doesn't prove he didn' know.---kathr4453 on 5/24/16///

Kathr: Do you really believe that lunacy? smh According to you I'm wrong & you're right?! How do you know what I don't know? For fact, you definitely don't know what you're ranting about.

You don't understand the "at home daughters" that went with Lot aren't the same as the "married daughters" that stayed.

Why do you keep looking back at this blog? Who're you trying to impress, your imaginary minions?! smh
---Leon on 5/24/16


Ooookaaay Micha & John! We all agree Sister Lot definitely became a pillar of salt. We don't agree on HOW.

Micha: You say she wasn't "consumed" by fire (no charred remains). She just turned around, looked behind & presto...she became a pillar of salt because she disobeyed the word of God. Yes, that could've happened though I doubt it.

- John: ...the writings of Josephus...also says sister lady was simply turned into a pillar of salt for doing what was forbidden, i.e., looking back. Well again, that "could've" happened... like Miriam instantly became leprous for her insubordination.

I wonder who saw [her] sudden death...Lot, one or both [or just one] of his two daughters?---Leon on 11/16/15
---Leon on 5/24/16


/Mama Lot & daughters were behind Lot.\
/But, the daughters saw when she turned, faced them & looked back.\
/That's because she didn't instantly die.\
-Nice opinions, but purely conjecture, "nice", from the original, meaning "without knowledge."
I guess if you proclaim it long enough, it becomes truth, right?
/I believe what happened was Sister Lot was in the rear of her family\-Leon on 11/5/15
-Change of opinion since the start of this blog?
She was no longer in the rear?
Let the berating and belittling begin.
---micha9344 on 5/24/16




---Leon on 5/23/16
ANOTHER SUMMARY:

You don't know that Leon. Were you there? We have Luke 17...Remember Lot's wife....Jesus was warning about not tarring around to get your possessions. The sons in law were warned before they departed Sodom, and they refused to go. There is nothing said about any grandchildren. If these daughters had children they would have been with the daughters. Just because you don't see a GASP clearly stated, doesn't mean their wasn't one. And I see Lot continuing to obey God by not even looking back at his dead wife. If he had, he too would be dead. Just because he didn't look back doesn't prove he didn' know.
---kathr4453 on 5/24/16


FYI: Sodom & Gomorrah were cities not very far south of the Dead Sea* & in even closer proximity to theValley of Siddim (aka Salt Sea). The plains city of Zoar was a great distance away from, south of S & G.Sister Lot, unbeknownst to her husband, turned (went) back from Zoar. She likely was in the area of Siddim (Salt Sea) when the fire & brimstone rained down from heaven, killing her & everyone else in the region. Her charred remains were covered by the airborne dust & "salt"during the cataclysmic, destructive explosions.FYI: A highly effective way to put out a fire is by using SALT. *The Dead Sea has a salt content of 29% compared to 4% in the oceans.---Leon on 11/16/15
---Leon on 5/24/16


SUMMARY THOUGHTS: "But his wife looked back from behind him..." (G19:26) Mama Lot & daughters were behind Lot. "They" were instructed not to look back. (G19:17). Why?! You can't flee hastily if you're wasting time looking back. Lot didn't see his wife look back because she was behind him. But, the daughters saw when she turned, faced them & looked back. If she had instantly turned into a pillar of salt, why didn't they gasp, cry out & let Lot know she was dead? That's because she didn't instantly die. Rather, she turned around & quitely stole away, & proceeded to go back to Sodom. Why?! She had family, i.e., daughters (G19:14), perhaps grandchildren, siblings, etc., in Sodom.
---Leon on 5/23/16


Kathr: Rather than being argumentative, nasty & name calling, let's just agree to disagree. May the Lord cause His face to shine upon & bless you real good. :)
---Leon on 5/23/16


Leon, your definition of "revelation" is not Biblical. No scripture is of private interpretation. And the hidden things Leon have to do with the CROSS, which nothing today is HIDDEN.

You could be a writer for some made for TV series, as I see you love all those who have in fact taken artistic liberty in BEEFING UP, and totally distorting scripture.

I don't believe God gave YOU any special revelation not in scripture. Even truth through revelation STILL MUST HAVE BACKUP. Otherwise your just another Joseph Smith.
---kathr4453 on 5/23/16




Kathr: When you say, "I don't know why", I hear & believe you! What you call BEEF UP, I call REVELATION (God revealing knowledge to the human mind from out of Scripture ).

You mentioned Adam & Eve, again. Yes, they died immediately after disobeying & experiencing a spirit disconnect from God. They instantly "degenerated" (lost Holy power/Life). In G3:15 God initiated a plan of "regeneration" (reconnecting His Life) to mankind. (G3:15).

Mama Lot, was born spiritually dead along with the rest of unbelieving/faithless people of her day. Obviously, when she "looked back" she died physically. Where you & I disagree is as to the how & when.
---Leon on 5/23/16


///...The Bible doesn't say why she looked back. [?] All we know is she did. [?] What happened in Sodom & Gamorah...maybe THAT['s] what God [didn't] want them to see. [?] She...disobeyed God, & instantly died.[?]...We...see throughout scripture those who died instantly due to disobedience. Lot's wife LOOKED BACK, it doesn't say she went back.

Kathr --continued from your comments 5/22: You say I ADD TO the Bible. But, I say I extract from (mine out of) the pages of Scripture what God has enabled my "regenerated mind" to see & understand.

The deep things of God are hidden from 1.) Born Again believers who aren't digging into the Bible & 2.) Unregenerated people who can't see below the Bible surface.
---Leon on 5/23/16


OR maybe she looked back and turned into a pillar of salt. The Bible doesn't say why she looked back. All we know is she did. What happened in Sodom and Gamorah was not an earthquake, or volcano, but the wrath of God from heaven , and maybe THAT is what God did not want them to see. She simply disobeyed God, and instantly died. Just as God told Adam and Eve not to eat from a certain tree. And guess what...they did. And they instantly died, not physically, but spiritually. We do see through out scripture those who died instantly due to disobedience. Lots wife LOOKED BACK, it doesn't say she went back.

I don't know why it's so important that some people have to ADD their own commentary to BEEF UP a story.
---kathr4453 on 5/22/16


...Mrs. Lot was stopped "dead" (literally) in her tracks. She paid the dire consequences of disobeying the angels of the Lord (G19:15-17).

Before her death, she & family were warned to 1.) Flee as far away as they could get for their lives. 2.) Don't look back. 3.) Don't stay in the plains, but escape to high ground (the mountains) or else be CONSUMED (G19:24).

I believe what happened was [Mama] Lot was in the rear of her family & her "heart" was still in Sodom with maybe other children, grandchildren, etc. (G19:12-14) So, unbeknownst to Lot, she "turned (looked) back" towards & was returning to Sodom when she got consumed, in the plain by the brimstone & fire.---Leon on 11/5/15
---Leon on 5/22/16


Kathr: I didn't know we were debating. I thought we were discussing. I'm not trying to win an argument. Are you? Instead, I'm just expressing my point of view based upon my understanding of Scripture.

Like I said earlier, let's just agree to disagree. Hope that's not a problem for you? God bless!!!
---Leon on 5/21/16


Leon, I can't get a grip on what this debate is about.. They either believed they were the last people on earth, as the verse states or they didn't according to you. I have no reason to doubt their motives, and the author of scripture doesn't either. If there was another motive, it is not stated. It doesn't matter if there were other people, THEY BELIEVED, there was not. We don't know what Lot may have told them either. They lived in a cave in Zoar. Why didn't Lot go to his uncle Abraham's? Living after the flood, when the whole earth drown all but 8, we don't know if they believed they were the last survivors.
The daughters had no children of their own, although they were married. And remember procreation was important.
---kathr4453 on 5/21/16


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///...Leon, Genesis 19:31..the verse says "all the earth" . But then Again, some don't believe in a flood that covered all earth either. We also don't know how much time passed between the destruction of Sodom and Genesis 19:31.---kathr4453 on 5/21/16///

Kathr: Yes, big sis said that. Do you think she really knew what was available to her & baby sis in "all the earth". In today's lingo what she said was "there aren't any men any where for us". Obviously, that wasn't true as there was a world full of people after the destruction of Sodom.

The flood?! :) Their situation had nothing to do with nor can be compared with the "world-wide" flood. Their situation was localized/regional.
---Leon on 5/21/16


Regarding what the firstborn daughter said (G19:31), in context to the events that had preceeded their situation, it's quite obvious to me what she meant. They'd fled their home (Sodom) & didn't know any men, outside of Sodom, other than their father.////

Leon, Genesis 19:31..the verse says "all the earth" . But then Again, some don't believe in a flood that covered all earth either. We also don't know how much time passed between the destruction of Sodom and Genesis 19:31.
---kathr4453 on 5/21/16


///...[Reference] Genesis 19:31...I do not presume to call them liars. Nor do I suppose on their motive other than what scripture says.---kathr4453 on 5/20/16///

Kathr: I really don't know the point you're trying to make about Abraham. Seems to me it has absolutely nothing to do with Lot & family.

Regarding what the firstborn daughter said (G19:31), in context to the events that had preceeded their situation, it's quite obvious to me what she meant. They'd fled their home (Sodom) & didn't know any men, outside of Sodom, other than their father. Sooo...

Oh! Thanks for pointing out, G19:31 does say Lot indeed was an "old codger". We can always bank on what the Bible says! :)
---Leon on 5/20/16


Leon, Genesis 24:67 Sarah dies. Isaac was 40 when he took Rebecca to be his wife, after Sarah dies. Genesis 25, Abraham takes a wife after Sarah dies and has 6 more children. He was approx 140 years old then.

Genesis 19:31
And the first born said to younger, our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth.

Leon, this is what the bible says. I do not presume to call them liars. Nor do I suppose on their motive other than what scripture says.
---kathr4453 on 5/20/16


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///...Leon, they got a better start than Adam and Eve...
---kathr4453 on 5/20/16///

What do you mean? Please explain.
---Leon on 5/20/16


... "Lot was Abraham's nephew...obviously younger...not some old codger..." [:)]

KATHR: How much younger was Lot than Abraham? Haran (Lot's daddy) was Abraham's younger brother who died. How much younger ~ 2, 3 years...? Yes, Lot was younger than Abraham. By how much ~ 10, 20...? Abraham was 75 when he & Lot left Haran (G12:4). Abe was 86 years old when Ishmael was born (G16:16). When the Lord appeared to him in Mamre, G18:11 says Abe was OLD...Abe was 100 when Issac was born (G21:5). Issac was born after the destruction of Sodom & Gomorrah. Sooo, maybe Lot was, by conservative estimation, between 60-70 years old when his daughters "manipulated" him. By no means was he a young rooster!!! :)
---Leon on 5/20/16


..."It...really [?!] depends on whether the daughters believed they were the last living people on earth."

KATHR: I doubt that. Interestingly, they both birthed "seed carrying" males.

..."If they were concerned about [Lot's seed] ...they [must've] believed [?!] there were no other women left...to make that happen."

KATHR: You said, "The daughters thought they were the last people on earth & wanted to keep the human race going." (kathr4453 on 5/19/16)

I significantly disagree. I think they knew other people were living in the mountains. They just didn't want their family line continued thru "hillbilly strangers". :)
---Leon on 5/20/16


Leon, they got a better start than Adam and Eve. It really depends on whether the daughters believed they were the last living people on earth. We really don't know What their motive was. If they were concerned about Lots carrying on the family line, ( as we see Abraham married after Sarah died and had even more children) they must have believed there wereno other women left in the world to make that happen. I don't believe their motive was selfish. Lot was Abraham's nephew, and obviously younger than Abraham, not some old codger with one foot in the grave.

And Lot knew his wife was dead. There was no motive for the daughters keeping that a secret. I think you are saying that all of it surrounded the daughters selfish motives.
---kathr4453 on 5/20/16


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///Leon, what you think is not in Genesis 19.[?] Just why you want to argue about it, adding what you THINK, rather than just what scripture says is beyond me. The daughters say exactly why they did what they did.
---kathr4453 on 5/19/16///

Whaaat?! I didn't know we were arguing. I though we were discussing & exchanging points of view. :) We obviously differ in views regarding G19:31-38. YOU THINK they didn't know other people (MEN, women, families: the "cave dwelling" Horites, G14:6) were living in the mountains. I THINK they didn't want their family lineage to die out. How else could Lot's "seed" be preserved for posterity if there were no other living people?

Let's agree to disagree!
---Leon on 5/19/16


Leon, what you think is not in Genesis 19. Just why you want to argue about it, adding what you THINK, rather than just what scripture says is beyond me. The daughters say exactly why they did what they did.
---kathr4453 on 5/19/16


Kathr: I don't believe I said the girls ganged up on their dad at the same time. I do believe Lot was exhausted, experiencing a "lot" of anxiety & assumed his wife & children were following close behind as they fled to the mountain. There was a lot of environmental & personal drama happening with them all. I respect your point of view, but I don't think the daughters were trying to save the human race. I believe there agenda was a bit more personal & selfish. :) Likewise, I believe Mama Lot stole away unbeknownst to Lot, his daughters knew...
---Leon on 5/19/16


Leon, the daughters didn't lay with their father the very same night. I would think by the second night anyway Lot would have known his wife was gone forever. He must not have been a very good husband if he didn't notice his wife was missing almost immediately.

And scripture says Lot wasn't aware of the moment they lay down or when they got up.

They daughters thought they were the last people on earth and wanted to keep the human race going.
---kathr4453 on 5/19/16


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///Leon, I believe that's where the expression "bag over the head" started. ..just kidding...We also must remember too, that Abraham married his half sister. Today that would not happen. This was also before the time where the Law said thou shall not...in those categories. It was still frowned upon, giving them the name of Moabites. Also let's remember Ruth was a Moabite, and a descendent.---kathr4453 on 5/18/16///

Kathr: My focus isn't on incest or hating on Moab (Ruth's tribe) & Ammon. I'm simply reflecting on the "under cover of darkness" sin of Lot's two children. :)

Again, I believe the girls knew their mama was turned (gone) back to Sodom. But, Lot didn't have a clue & they didn't tell him.
---Leon on 5/18/16


Leon, I believe that's where the expression "bag over the head" started. ..just kidding...

We also must remember too, that Abraham married his half sister. Today that would not happen. This was also before the time where the Law said thou shall not...in those categories. It was still frowned upon, giving them the name of Moabites. Also let's remember Ruth was a Moabite, and a descendent.
---kathr4453 on 5/18/16


Kathr: Yes indeed, the Bible says Lot's daughters got him drunk & subsequently bore children by him. Though Lot was in a drunken stupor (a dream-like state of mind) scripture doesn't say he was asleep & thereby experienced simultaneous WDs when his daughters "pretended to be his wife" & seduced him on two separate occasions. I suspect they didn't dare, nor would they have wanted to use the face-to-face missionary position when they deceived their dad.
---Leon on 5/17/16


Ok this may not get posted, but we've all heard of " wet dr---s, correct. Now is their proof that a drunk man is incapable of a wet dr--m? Or even an erec----? Alcohol is also a stimulant in that area as well and weakens your senses of right and wrong. They got Lot drunk and seduced him.
---kathr4453 on 5/14/16


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///...if Lot were that drunk, how was he able to function?...---Cluny on 5/13/16

...After excessive alcohol consumption, [Lot may've blacked out]... & [didn't remember] lying with a woman...I believe [both times] he was... mentally..."alert"...enough to "physically respond" [ & impregnate]...the [women] lying with him. Somewhere in his befuddled mind HE KNEW exactly what he was doing [ & ]...had no reason to [think]...it wasn't his wife. It was dark in the cave. [His] daughters [might've]...closely resembled his wife...[he probably couldn't] see a face [anyway].---Leon on 11/19/15///

Lot wasn't in a coma Cluny. Though in a drunken stupor, the Bible says he "functioned".
---Leon on 5/13/16


\\Lot didn't seem aware of what his daughters did. He was in a blackout both times, it seems.
---john1944 on 11/19/15\\

Forgive my indelicacy, but if Lot were that drunk, how was he able to function?

Modesty prevents my being more specific in mixed company.

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/13/16


///Leon, I think that's in one of the Targums.---john1944 on 11/22/15///

Which one John?
---Leon on 12/2/15


Leon, I think that's in one of the Targums.
---john1944 on 11/22/15


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Gordon. I know God saw fit to include the story in the Bible for our study, but I wonder if Lot ever really knew he was the father of his "grandsons"? Maybe I'm taking this in the wrong direction, but the explanation may've gone like this: The Bible indicates Lot & girls lived amongst the Horites people, of Mt. Seir, who later were dominated by the Edomites. I suspect the daughters soon after moving into the mountain with Lot may've intentionally met & mated with two mountain men who didn't know they were pregnant. When they gave birth, the men thought the boys were their own seed, not knowing that Lot had "unknowingly" impregnated his daughters.

I know this sounds like a soap opera, but ijs. :)
---Leon on 11/22/15


Leon, if you say so.
---john1944 on 11/21/15


John: To God be all the glory, honor & praise. It ain't about me friend.
---Leon on 11/20/15


Leon, right on what you said! May I add, too, how else would the 2 daughters have explained their pregnancies with no other known men around at that time?
---Gordon on 11/21/15


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Leon, I gotta hand it to you. You're a very smart guy!
---john1944 on 11/20/15


///Leon, I'll go along with that. It's a good explanation.
---john1944 on 11/20/15///

Thx John. Reasoning from the Bible, thru me to you...:)

///Leon, None of what you said rules out the knowledge of his wife's death, especially in a mind-altered, "befuddled" state, and especially if the daughters "closely resembled" his wife.---micha9344 on 11/20/15///

Gee Micha, God bless, have a great day! :)
---Leon on 11/20/15


Leon, I'll go along with that. It's a good explanation.
---john1944 on 11/20/15


Leon, None of what you said rules out the knowledge of his wife's death, especially in a mind-altered, "befuddled" state, and especially if the daughters "closely resembled" his wife.
---micha9344 on 11/20/15


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//Lot didn't seem aware of what his daughters did. He was in a blackout [???!!!] both times, it seems.---john1944 on 11/19/15///

John: After excessive alcohol consumption, he probably suffered blackouts the following mornings & not have remembered lying with a woman. YET, I believe on both occasions, he was OBVIOUSLY mentally aware & "alert" well enough to "physically respond" (come in unto) & impregnate the persons lying with him. Somewhere in his befuddled mind he knew exactly what he was doing. Lot had no reason to believe, both times, it wasn't his wife. It was dark in the cave. Both daughters might have even closely resembled his wife. But, in all likelihood, Lot didn't see a face.
---Leon on 11/19/15


Lot didn't seem aware of what his daughters did. He was in a blackout both times, it seems.
---john1944 on 11/19/15


///Leon, the death of his wife, of course.---micha9344 on 11/19/15///

So, you're saying because Lot, at that point, DID KNOW his wife was dead, he was grieving & allowed his daughters to get him drunk (on two separate occasions) & he lay with them just as he would've done with his wife? Do you see the problem with that analogy?
---Leon on 11/19/15


Leon, the death of his wife, of course.
---micha9344 on 11/19/15


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///...I am more under the impression he was grief stricken and the daughters took advantage of that. Alcohol + grief +...---micha9344 on 11/18/15///

Micha: I can hardly await your answer. WHY was Lot "grief stricken"?
---Leon on 11/18/15


///There are several salt pillar-like formations near the Dead Sea. One of them may be Lot's wife...---Cluny on 11/4/15///

If what Cluny says is true, that means Lot's wife not only turned around but, really did make her way back close to Sodom which is near the Dead Sea. G19:26 occurred after Lot & family had arrived in the city of Zoar. Zoar is quite a distance away from the Dead Sea.
---Leon on 11/18/15


/Of course, there was absolutely NO WAY she was in FRONT of Lot so he could have seen it happen.\-Cluny on 11/17/15
Gen 19:26
KJV: But his wife looked back from behind him...
NKJV: But his wife looked back behind him...
NLT: But Lots wife looked back as she was following behind him...
ESV: But Lots wife, behind him, looked back...
NASB: But his wife, from behind him, looked back...
ASV: But his wife looked back from behind him...
/Right?\
Right, even if you have a tradition stating otherwise.
/the kicker is HE DIDN'T KNOW HIS WIFE WAS DEAD. HE THOUGHT SHE...\-Leon on 11/17/15
I am more under the impression he was grief stricken and the daughters took advantage of that.
Alcohol + grief +...
---micha9344 on 11/18/15


Charred remains? Such a story you spin. this is what the Bible says:
Gen 19:26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.
---micha9344 on 11/16/15

It is becoming a habit of his...inventing "Pseudohistory". Disgregarding facts for fantasy. Hey...speculating researching is one thing, fun and fine.
"Wiki": Pseudohistory covers a variety of theories that do not agree with the view of history that is commonly accepted by mainstream historians, which are often not properly researched, peer-reviewed, or supported by the usual historiographical methods.
Eze_34:8,
Eze_34:11 For thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.
---Trav on 11/18/15


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///Leon, we all need to lighten up from time to time. :)
---john1944 on 11/17/15///

True. :)
---Leon on 11/17/15


\\She was behind Lot and looked back. v26\\

Of course, there was absolutely NO WAY she was in FRONT of Lot so he could have seen it happen.

Right?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 11/17/15


///...The men [angels] said not to look back. v17
The men [angels] said they would not start until Lot was in Zoar. v22
Lot entered Zoar. v23
It started. v24
She was behind Lot and looked back. v26
It is possible that the daughters were behind her and saw the "sudden death", but, from the text, it seems Lot did not.

It's funny that in the movies, you see Lot and family climbing rocks, but Zoar was in the plain and spared because of Lot. [Climbing into the mountains occurred after leaving Zoar.]
"None of the above" was a hasty comment, although still a possibility. [Okay, apology accepted. Thank you! :)]---micha9344 on 11/17/15///

Isn't that basically what I said Micha?
---Leon on 11/17/15


What's clear is Lot & family were in Zoar before Mama Lot looked, I believe WENT, BACK. (G19:23-26)

Here's where the plot thickens: G19:30 says Lot (fearful & mostly tired) left Zoar with his two daughters. Then one daughter secretly schemed with the other to lay with Lot. Wait a minute!!! Would Lot willingly lay with his daughters? I don't think so! SO, what then?! Obviously, Lot was drunk, perhaps sight impaired, it was dark & the kicker is HE DIDN'T KNOW HIS WIFE WAS DEAD. HE THOUGHT SHE...

Okay Moderator? :)
---Leon on 11/17/15


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/I wonder who saw Sister Lot's sudden death?\
-None of the above.
/And you know that how?\
Gen 19
The men said not to look back. v17
The men said they would not start until Lot was in Zoar. v22
Lot entered Zoar. v23
It started. v24
She was behind Lot and looked back. v26
It is possible that the daughters were behind her and saw the "sudden death", but, from the text, it seems Lot did not.
It's funny that in the movies, you see Lot and family climbing rocks, but Zoar was in the plain and spared because of Lot.
"None of the above" was a hasty comment, although still a possibility.
---micha9344 on 11/17/15


Leon, we all need to lighten up from time to time. :)
---john1944 on 11/17/15


/I wonder who saw Sister Lot's sudden death? Was it Lot, one or both of his two daughters?\-Leon on 11/16/15

///-None of the above.
---micha9344 on 11/17/15
///

And you know that how?

///Leon, maybe a couple of journalists escaped with Lot.
---john1944 on 11/17/15///


So, is that all you got John, jokes?
---Leon on 11/17/15


/I wonder who saw Sister Lot's sudden death? Was it Lot, one or both of his two daughters?\-Leon on 11/16/15
-None of the above.
---micha9344 on 11/17/15


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Leon, maybe a couple of journalists escaped with Lot.
---john1944 on 11/17/15


Ooookaaay Micha & John! We all agree Sister Lot definitely became a pillar of salt. We don't agree on HOW.

Micha: You say she wasn't "consumed" by fire (no charred remains). She just turned around, looked behind & presto, she became a pillar of salt because she disobeyed the word of God. Yes, that could've happened though I doubt it.

- John: You summoned the writings of Josephus who also says sister lady was simply turned into a pillar of salt for doing what was forbidden, i.e., looking back. Well again, that "could've" happened, kinda like Miriam instantly became leprous for her insubordination.

I wonder who saw Sister Lot's sudden death? Was it Lot, one or both of his two daughters?
---Leon on 11/16/15


I wonder who saw Sister Lot's sudden death? Was it Lot, one or both of his two daughters?

Being the man, in that day, Lot was likely in the lead & probably followed by his wife & then daughters. Or else he was followed by his daughters & wife was at the rear. OR Lot, again, led followed by a daughter, his wife & the other daughter. What's clear is Lot & family were in Zoar before Mama Lot looked, I believe WENT BACK. (G19:23-26)
---Leon on 11/16/15


///...-She was not consumed. She became a pillar of salt.
---micha9344 on 11/16/15///

Micha: Whatever! smh

John: Hmmm, you guys! smh :)




---Leon on 11/16/15


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Leon, there's a cool Josephus app for Android.

Antiquities 1.11.4:

"God then cast a thunderbolt upon the city, and set it on fire, with its inhabitants, and laid waste the country with the like burning, as I formerly said when I wrote the Jewish War. But Lot's wife continually turning back to view the city as she went from it, and being too nicely inquisitive what would become of it, although God had forbidden her so to do, was changed into a pillar of salt, for I have seen it, and it remains at this day."
---john1944 on 11/16/15


/Sodom & Gomorrah were cities not very far south of the Dead Sea* & in even closer proximity to the Valley of Siddim (aka Salt Sea).\
The Salt Sea is the Dead Sea.
It is also the Vale of Siddim, since the Sea was not there during Abraham's day.
/Her charred remains were covered by the airborne dust & "salt" during the cataclysmic, destructive explosions.\
Charred remains? Such a story you spin. this is what the Bible says:
Gen 19:26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.
Genesis 19:17 ...look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain, escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.
-She was not consumed. She became a pillar of salt.
---micha9344 on 11/16/15


FYI: Sodom & Gomorrah were cities not very far south of the Dead Sea* & in even closer proximity to the Valley of Siddim (aka Salt Sea). The plains city of Zoar was a great distance away from, south of S & G.

Sister Lot, unbeknownst to her husband, turned (went) back from Zoar. She likely was in the area of Siddim (Salt Sea) when the fire & brimstone rained down from heaven, killing her & everyone else in the region. Her charred remains were covered by the airborne dust & "salt" during the cataclysmic, destructive explosions.

FYI: A highly effective way to put out a fire is by using SALT. *The Dead Sea has a salt content of 29% compared to 4% in the oceans.
---Leon on 11/16/15


You are quite welcome Leon. smh as well:o)
---josef on 11/16/15


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Thank you Josef. smh
---Leon on 11/15/15


"Lot's wife became a pillar of salt. (Genesis 19:26) What does that mean?" Why not believe it means exactly what it says? If the LORD can literally rain fire and brimstone out of Heaven, He can certainly turn a human into a literal statue made of salt.
---josef on 11/15/15


Okay! This blog seems to have "died in it's tracks" (pun intended). Let's breathe some new life into it so that we may discover (SEE) the possibility of why & how Sister Lot's remains (her physical body) literally did turned into a pillar of salt just like the Bible says?
---Leon on 11/14/15


John: No doubt, Mrs. Lot was stopped "dead" (literally) in her tracks. She paid the dire consequences of disobeying the angels of the Lord (G19:15-17).

Before her death, she & family were warned to 1.) Flee as far away as they could get for their lives. 2.) Don't look back. 3.) Don't stay in the plains, but escape to high ground (the mountains) or else be CONSUMED (G19:24).

I believe what happened was Sister Lot was in the rear of her family & her "heart" was still in Sodom with maybe other children, grandchildren, etc. (G19:12-14) So, unbeknownst to Lot, she "turned (looked) back" towards & was returning to Sodom when she got consumed, in the plain by the brimstone & fire.
---Leon on 11/5/15


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But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

Genesis 19:26 KJV

"Pillar" here simply means something which is stationary.
---john1944 on 11/4/15


Cluny, good post!
---trey on 11/4/15


There are several salt pillar-like formations near the Dead Sea. One of them may be Lot's wife.

I've also heard that "becoming a pillar of salt" was a semitic idiom for having a heart attack.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 11/4/15


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