Posted by: biblestudyseattle | November 8, 2014

A Pillar of Salt

“The sun had risen over the earth when Lot came to Zoar. Then the Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven, and He overthrew those cities, and all the valley, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground. But his wife, from behind him, looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.” Genesis 19:23-26

Josephus puts it this way: “But Lot’s wife continually turning back to view the city as she went from it, and being too nicely inquisitive what would become of it, although God had forbidden her so to do, was changed into a pillar of salt; for I have seen it, and it remains at this day.” (First century AD. Apparently, Clement of Rome and Irenaeus also had seen it.)

It seems the moral of the story is we should not gloat over the destruction of our enemies.

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