Sunday, February 17, 2019

Lustful, greedy Lot?

BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: Abraham and Lot in the Bible. Examining ancient Jewish interpretations (Megan Sauter).
Dan Rickett investigates ancient interpretations of Lot’s character in his Biblical Views column “Safeguarding Abraham,” published in the January/February 2019 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review. He shows that ancient interpreters frequently painted Lot as greedy and unscrupulous—a foil to Abraham’s righteousness.
As usual, the full BAR article is behind the subscription wall, but this BHD essay gives you a summary of it.

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