Lot (biblical Person)

Lot (Hebrew: לוֹט, Lot Lôṭ ; "veil"; "hidden, covered") is a person in the Bible. He is mentioned in the Book of Genesis chapters 11–14 and 19. Notable episodes in his life include his travels with his uncle Abram (Abraham), the Patriarch of Israel, his flight from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, and the seduction by his daughters so that they could bear children.

Christians and Muslims revere Lot as a righteous man of God. According to Christianity, Jesus is a descendent of Lot through David's great-grandmother Ruth, who is descended from Lot's son Moab. The Qur'an does not include any references to Lot's drunkenness and incestuous relations. He is regarded as a prophet of Islam.

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    You live on hopes, I guess. You always dream that someday you might have a lot of money, your ship might come in. But if the ship doesn’t come in, I’m going to work as long as I can.
    Marion Gray (b. c. 1914)