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Lot

See also Abraham

In the Old Testament, the son of Haran and nephew of Abraham (Gen. 11:27, 31; Abr. 2:4). Haran died because of the famine in Ur (Abr. 2:1). Lot left Ur with Abraham and Sarah and traveled with them to Canaan (Gen. 12:4–5). Lot chose to live in Sodom. The Lord sent messengers to warn Lot to flee from Sodom before the Lord destroyed it because of the wickedness of the people (Gen. 13:8–13; 19:1, 13, 15); however, Lot’s wife looked backward at the destruction and became a pillar of salt (Gen. 19:26). The New Testament contains references to Lot (Luke 17:29; 2 Pet. 2:6–7). His life after his separation from Abraham is described in Genesis 13, 14, and 19.