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Lot (in the Bible)

Lot, in the Book of Genesis, the son of Abraham's brother Haran. Lot settled in Sodom and received a warning of its destruction. As he fled with his family, his wife, disobeying God's orders, looked back at the city and was turned into a pillar of salt. In biblical ethnography, Lot is considered the eponymous ancestor of the Moabites and Ammonites.

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Lot

Lot in the Bible, the nephew of Abraham, who was allowed to escape from the destruction of Sodom (Genesis 19). Lot's wife, who disobeyed orders and looked back, was turned into a pillar of salt.

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