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Lot’s daughters become pregnant
Lot impregnated his two daughters while he was drunk, and their children were the ancestors of the Moabites and Ammonites.
Dictionaries
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Incest
Incest. Sexual relations between close relatives.Prohibitions against incest are prominent in Leviticus 18. Leviticus 20 also addresses the matter and attaches the death penalty to some forms of incest named. The assignment of severe penalty and the judgments of dishonor and perversion clearly mark
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Incest
INCEST* Sexual relations between close relatives.Prohibitions against incest are prominent in Leviticus 18. Leviticus 20 also addresses the matter and attaches the death penalty to certain kinds of incest. The assignment of severe penalty and the judgments of dishonor and perversion clearly mark incest
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Incest
INCEST. The crime of cohabitation or sexual intercourse with those kin or relatives who are forbidden in the Mosaic law (Lev 18:1–18).The list given by Moses is preceded with a warning that Israel was not to indulge in the sins of the Egyptians whom they had just left, or the Canaanites to whom God
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Incest
IncestProhibited sexual activity between kin related by blood or marriage. The Bible has no term corresponding to the English noun “incest” and instead refers to incestuous activity using verbal idioms associated either with sexual activity in general or with defilement. The Bible also does not calculate
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Incest
Incest (Heb. teḇel, zimmâ). Sexual relations between close blood relatives. This practice is forbidden at Lev. 18:6–18, and the penalty of death prescribed at 20:11–12, 14, 17 (KJV “confusion”). If a man had sexual relations with his aunt or a sister-in-law, both parties were to be made “childless,”
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Incest
INCEST Incestuous relations are condemned unambiguously in Leviticus (18:6–18) with its list of forbidden activities that are termed “abominations.” The penalty for incest—along with various other sexual crimes and perversions (e.g., bestiality and homosexuality)—was death. Leviticus regulates the permitted
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Incest
INCEST. The crime of cohabitation with a person within the degrees forbidden by the Levitical law (Lev. 18:1–18). The prohibition of incest and similar sensual abominations is introduced with a general warning as to the licentious customs of the Egyptians and Canaanites and an exhortation to walk in
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Incest
INCEST — sexual relations with one’s relatives, a sin expressly forbidden by the law of Moses (Lev. 20:12, perversion, NIV, NKJV, NRSV). The Hebrew word expresses the idea of a mixing of unnatural elements. The Hebrew people were called to a higher code of sexual ethics than was practiced by their Canaanite
Pocket Dictionary of Ethics
Incest
incest. Sexual contact between persons of close kinship, including a stepparent and a stepchild. The prohibition against sexual relations involving close blood relatives arises in part because children born from such liaisons face increased risk of genetic disorders. Whatever the context, incest often
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Incest
INCEST Sexual intercourse between persons too closely related for normal marriage. The twofold theological rationale for the prohibition of incestuous unions is the divine claim “I am the Lord your God” (Lev. 18:2, 4, 6) and the note that such behavior characterized the Egyptians and Canaanites whom
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
Incest
INCEST. The Latin term is formally the opposite of castum. The debate on the exact definition of incestum lasted for many centuries. In principle, it is an impure relationship with respect to what is fas (lawful): incest was described as sexual intercourse between certain family members or, as another
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
INCEST
INCEST. The OT includes several catalogues of forbidden sexual pairings related to incest (Lev 18:6–18; 20:11–12, 17, 19; Deut 22:30 [Heb. 23:1]; 27:20, 22–23; Ezek 22:10–11), defined as sexual activity between people related by blood or marriage. Other ancient law codes (Code of Hammurabi and Hittite
Key passages
Ge 19:30–38

And Lot went out from Zoar and settled in the hill country with his two daughters, for he was afraid to stay in Zoar. So he lived in a cave, he and his two daughters. And the firstborn daughter said to the younger one, “Our father is old, and there is no man in the land …