Sodom and Gomorrah – Incestuous Epilogue

Genesis 19 Epilogue: “I swear I was sleeping!”

As it turns out, Lot had opted to flee to the mountains instead of Zoar, presumably not entirely confident that the Lord would remember not to destroy the town. He lived in a cave with his two daughters, who were apparently quite unfazed by his earlier attempt to offer …Continue reading Sodom and Gomorrah – Incestuous Epilogue

Sodom and Gomorrah ” Part 2

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Genesis 19: “Rape my daughters instead!”

Now, you may remember that Lot was living in Sodom. Indeed, he had been forced to take up residence there after the land he shared with Abraham could no longer sustain his herds, on account of the extra cattle Abraham had swindled from Pharaoh by pimping Sarah.

One night, …Continue reading Sodom and Gomorrah ” Part 2

Incestuous Beginnings

Genesis 5: An unnecessarily detailed family tree

Firstly, there is an apparently important detail that the author failed to include in the first account of Adam and Eve: God made man look like him.

Secondly, there is a long list of unimportant family relationships in this chapter, in which all daughters’ details are omitted (you can skip this …Continue reading Incestuous Beginnings

Cain and Abel

Genesis 4: The jealous brother

Adam and Eve had two children – Cain and Abel, the former of whom became farmer, and the latter, a shepherd. The farmer and shepherd brought offerings – crops and sheep, respectively – to God. God happily accepted the sheep; and although he turned his nose up at Cain’s crops, he did …Continue reading Cain and Abel