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Questions about the character of Lot in the Hebrew Bible, nephew of Abraham - found in Genesis chapters 12-19

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Why did God tell Lot not to look back? (Genesis 19:17)

Genesis 19:15-17 NKJV 15 When the morning dawned, the angels urged Lot to hurry, saying, “Arise, take your wife and your two daughters who are here, lest you be consumed in the punishment of the city....
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The outcry against them has grown great

I'm currently reading through the Bible in one year plan and I have lots of questions! It says in Genesis 19:13 (NKJV) 13 For we will destroy this place, because the outcry against them has grown ...
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Did Lot pitch his tent toward Sodom?

Genesis 13:12 (NKJV) Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelt in the cities of the plain and pitched his tent even as far as Sodom. I've read two separate commentaries that indicate that this ...
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If Lot went to Zoar, why did his daughters think no one was left on earth?

Did Lot actually go to Zoar? Bible text would suggest yes. However, why would the daughters think no one was left on earth? Genesis 19:31. It seems to me they arrived in Zoar and later left. Although ...
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Was it the action of the men of Sodom that precipitated its destruction in Genesis 19?

Initial the Lord had told Abraham that they had come to see if the cry that came out of Sodom and Gomorrah if it was true Genesis 18:20-21 ESV So the Lord told Abraham, “I have heard a great outcry ...
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Was Lot aware of how wicked Sodom and Gomorrah were when he chose the Jordan valley?

In the narrative in Genesis 13 we are told of how after a conflict between Lot and Abraham's herdmen the two decided to go separate ways.Lot is said to have chosen the Jordan valley while Abraham went ...
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Why on earth did Lot not leave Sodom if "[he] was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard" (2 Peter 2:8)?

We are told that Lot was greatly tormented by the perversions of Sodom. What could possibly have been so irresistible for Lot to have remained in that depraved city? Earlier in Genesis we read of Lot'...
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Why was Lot afraid and ran to hill places?

"Now Lot went up out of Zoar and settled in the hills with his two daughters, for he was afraid to stay in Zoar; so he lived in a cave with his two daughters." Genesis 19:30 NRSV https://...
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