Lot in the Old Testament: Genesis
11:27 Lot was Abraham’s nephew
12:4 – 5 Lot traveled with Abraham to Canaan
13:1 Lot traveled with Abraham to Egypt and back
13:6 – 13 Lot and Abraham were both very wealthy, to the point that they could not live in the same place and still have adequate grazing land and water for their livestock. Abraham gave Lot the choice of which area to have, east or west of the Jordan River. Lot chose the east side, in the vicinity of Sodom and Gomorrah (also Admah, Zeboim, and Zoar).
14:8 – 16 Lot and family were captured in war. Abraham assembled 318 of his servants, attacked the captors by night, and rescued the people and the possessions.
18:20 – 33 Abraham learns of God’s proposed destruction of Sodom, so he bargains with God, knowing Lot is there.
19:1 – 38 Lot takes two strangers home, not knowing they are angels
The men of the city demand that Lot turn the strangers over to them.
Lot offers his daughters instead.
The men try to use force, so the angels blind them.
The angels reveal the plan to Lot and tell the family to get out of town fast.
The engaged boyfriends think it’s a joke, so do not go.
The angels compel Lot and family to flee to the mountains.
Lot bargains for a nearby city because he thinks the mountains are too far.
The fire and brimstone start. Lot’s wife looks back and becomes salt.
Lot moves to the mountains because he is afraid to stay in Zoar.
His daughters think their marriage prospects are zero, so have sons with their father.
The sons were Moab and Ammon
Lot is mentioned twice in the New Testament
Luke 17:28 – 32 The events of Sodom and Gomorrah are used as an example of unexpected judgment from God. So shall Judgment Day be. Don’t look back.
2 Peter 2:4 – 11 Lot is called righteous, oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked, tormented by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds. The comparison is with Christians, that God knows how to rescue the righteous before destroying the wicked.