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Lot
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The son of Abraham’s brother, Haran (Gen 11:27). Accompanied Abraham on his journey to the land of promise (Gen 12:4). The father of the nations of Ammon, Kingdom of and Moab on the eastern border of Israel (Gen 19:36–38). In spite of his seemingly flawed character pictured in the book of Genesis, the New Testament apostles declare him a “righteous man” (2 Pet 2:7–8).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Lot, Son of Haran
Lot, Son of Haran (לוֹט‎, lot; Λωτ, Lōt). The son of Abraham’s brother, Haran (Gen 11:27). Accompanied Abraham on his journey to the land of promise (Gen 12:4). The father of the nations of Ammon, Kingdom of and Moab on the eastern border of Israel (Gen 19:36–38). In spite of his seemingly flawed character
Lot, Son of Haran, Critical Issues
Lot, Son of Haran, Critical Issues (לוֹט‎, lot, Λωτ, Lōt). Overview of Lot’s role in the Old Testament and early reception.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Lot (Person)
LOT (PERSON) [Heb lôṭ (לֹוט)]. Lot, the nephew of the patriarch Abraham, plays a role in the story of Israel’s ancestral origins (Gen 11:26–50:26). The son of Abraham’s deceased brother Haran (Gen 11:27–31), he accompanies his uncle on the epic journey to Canaan (Gen 12:4–5). Once there the two eventually
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Lot
Lot. Significant scriptural figure in connection with the destruction of Sodom and the other cities of the plain and as a progenitor of both the Moabites and Ammonites. Like Abraham he was born in Ur. When his father died, he was put in the care of his grandfather Terah, and accompanied him and his uncle
Lots, Casting of
Lots, Casting of. Practice common in the OT, less common in the NT prior to Pentecost, and absent in the biblical narrative after Pentecost.In the Bible the practice was used in a variety of circumstances, including (1) the selection of the scapegoat (Lv 16:8–10); (2) the allocation of the tribal inheritance
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lot
Lot lot [Heb. lôṭ; Gk. Lōt]. The son of Haran, grandson of Terah the father of Abram (Gen. 11:27, 31; 12:5). As Abram’s nephew Lot played a significant role in the patriarchal migration from Ur to Har (r)an (Gen. 11) and on into Canaan (ch. 12) before his own move to Sodom (ch. 13). The rescue of
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Lot
LOT Abraham’s nephew; progenitor of both the Moabites and the Ammonites. Like Abraham, he was born in Ur. When his father died, he was put in the care of his grandfather Terah, and accompanied him and his uncle Abram to Haran (Gn 11:27–32). After the death of Terah, he joined Abram in the journey to
Lots, Casting of
LOTS, CASTING OF Practice common in the OT, less common in the NT prior to Pentecost, and absent in the biblical narrative after Pentecost.In the Bible the practice was used in a variety of circumstances, including (1) the selection of the scapegoat (Lv 16:8–10); (2) the allocation of the tribal inheritance
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Lot
Lot, the son of Abraham’s brother Haran. Lot is first mentioned in Gen. 11:31 as migrating with his uncle Abraham and grandfather Terah from Ur of the Chaldeans toward Canaan. After Terah’s death in the Syrian locale of Haran, Lot accompanies Abraham on his journey into Canaan (12:1–9) and to and from
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Lot
LOT. Abraham’s nephew, who moved with the family from Ur of the Chaldees, and then continued with Abraham from Haran in Mesopotamia into Canaan (Gen 11:31; 12:4–5). Later he went to Egypt with Abraham (13:1), and returned with him.With the flocks of Lot and Abraham increased, their herdsmen disputed
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Lot
LOT (Heb. lôṭ, ‘covering’?). The son of Haran, Abraham’s youngest brother, and so Abraham’s nephew. Apart from the account of his life in Genesis, his name is absent from the OT (except for references to his descendants in Dt. 2:9, 19; Ps. 83:8), but he is mentioned by our Lord in Lk. 17:28–32 and
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Lot
Lot (Heb. lôṭ)The son of Abraham’s deceased brother Haran, who travelled with Terah and the ancestral family from Ur to Haran (Gen. 11:27–31) and then accompanied Abraham from Haran to Canaan (12:5). Once in Canaan, the two separate, Lot taking the Jordan Valley to the east and Abraham taking the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Lot
Lot [lŏt] (Heb. lôṭ; Gk. Lōt). The son of Haran and nephew of Abraham (Gen. 11:27, 31).Lot was born in Ur and taken to Haran by his grandfather Terah (v. 31) and then to Canaan by Abraham (Abram) (12:4–5). In Canaan Abraham and Lot were the chiefs of two allied pastoral clans. When the two
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Lot
LOT The nephew of Abraham and the son of Haran, Abraham’s youngest brother (Gen 11:27–31). After the death of his father, Lot accompanied his uncle, his grandfather Terah, and Abraham’s wife Sarah on the long journey to Canaan (Gen 12:4–5). Owing to disagreements between their herdsmen, Lot and Abraham
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Lot
Lot (veil or covering), the son of Haran, and therefore the nephew of Abraham. Gen. 11:27, 31. (b.c. before 1926–1898.) His sisters were Milcah the wife of Nahor, and Iscah, by some identified with Sarah. Haran died before the emigration of Terah and his family from Ur of the Chaldees, ver. 28, and Lot
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