Genesis 19: Sodom and Gomorrah

Old Testament Seminary Student Study Guide, (2002), 27


Genesis 14:12 states that Lot “dwelt in Sodom.” In Genesis 18, messengers from God stayed with Abraham on their way to Sodom and Gomorrah, and Abraham learned about God’s plan to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah. Genesis 19 tells the story of what happened when the messengers arrived to help Lot and his family leave Sodom and Gomorrah before its destruction.Although Lot was able to escape before Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed, some of his family members had become accustomed to the wicked ways of those cities. They were destroyed because they would not follow the counsel to leave.