|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
(Hebrews goral, a "pebble"), a small stone used in casting lots (Numbers 33:54; Jonah 1:7). The lot was always resorted to by the Hebrews with strictest reference to the interposition of God, and as a method of ascertaining the divine will (Proverbs 16:33), and in serious cases of doubt (Esther 3:7). Thus the lot was used at the division of the land of Canaan among the serveral tribes (Numbers 26:55; 34:13), at the detection of Achan (Joshua 7:14, 18), the election of Saul to be king (1 Samuel 10:20, 21), the distribution of the priestly offices of the temple service (1 Chronicles 24:3, 5, 19; Luke 1:9), and over the two goats at the feast of Atonement (Leviticus 16:8). Matthias, who was "numbered with the eleven" (Acts 1:24-26), was chosen by lot.
This word also denotes a portion or an inheritance (Joshua 15:1; Psalm 125:3; Isaiah 17:4), and a destiny, as assigned by God (Psalm 16:5; Dan. 12:13).
Lot, (Hebrews lot), a covering; veil, the son of Haran, and nephew of Abraham (Genesis 11:27). On the death of his father, he was left in charge of his grandfather Terah (31), after whose death he accompanied his uncle Abraham into Canaan (12:5), thence into Egypt (10), and back again to Canaan (13:1). After this he separated from him and settled in Sodom (13:5-13). There his righteous soul was "vexed" from day to day (2 Peter 2:7), and he had great cause to regret this act. Not many years after the separation he was taken captive by Chedorlaomer, and was rescued by Abraham (Genesis 14). At length, when the judgment of God descended on the guilty cities of the plain (Genesis 19:1-20), Lot was miraculously delivered. When fleeing from the doomed city his wife "looked back from behind him, and became a pillar of salt." There is to this day a peculiar crag at the south end of the Dead Sea, near Kumran, which the Arabs call Bint Sheik Lot, i.e., Lot's wife. It is "a tall, isolated needle of rock, which really does bear a curious resemblance to an Arab woman with a child upon her shoulder." From the words of warning in Luke 17:32, "Remember Lot's wife," it would seem as if she had gone back, or tarried so long behind in the desire to save some of her goods, that she became involved in the destruction which fell on the city, and became a stiffened corpse, fixed for a time in the saline incrustations. She became "a pillar of salt", i.e., as some think, of asphalt. (see SALT.)
Lot and his daughters sought refuge first in Zoar, and then, fearing to remain there longer, retired to a cave in the neighbouring mountains (Genesis 19:30). Lot has recently been connected with the people called on the Egyptian monuments Rotanu or Lotanu, who is supposed to have been the hero of the Edomite tribe Lotan.
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) That which happens without human design or forethought; chance; accident; hazard; fortune; fate.
2. (n.) Anything (as a die, pebble, ball, or slip of paper) used in determining a question by chance, or without man's choice or will; as, to cast or draw lots.
3. (n.) The part, or fate, which falls to one, as it were, by chance, or without his planning.
4. (n.) A separate portion; a number of things taken collectively; as, a lot of stationery; -- colloquially, sometimes of people; as, a sorry lot; a bad lot.
5. (n.) A distinct portion or plot of land, usually smaller than a field; as, a building lot in a city.
6. (n.) A large quantity or number; a great deal; as, to spend a lot of money; lots of people think so.
7. (n.) A prize in a lottery.
8. (v. t.) To allot; to sort; to portion.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
The man who bore the name Lot (lot; Lot) is mentioned for the first time in Genesis 11:27, at the beginning of that section of Genesis which is entitled "the generations of Terah." After Terah's 3 sons are named, it is added that the third of these, Haran, begat Lot.
The reason for thus singling out but one of the grandsons of Terah appears in the next verse, where we are told that "Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees." For that period in the life of this family, therefore, which begins with the migration from Ur, Lot represents his father's branch of the family (Genesis 11:31). It is hardly probable that the relation between Abraham and Lot would have been what it was, had not Haran died; but be this as it may, we read this introduction of Lot into the genealogy of Terah as an anticipation of the story to which it furnishes an introduction, and in which Lot is destined to play an important part.
The sections of that story in which Lot appears are: in Genesis 11, the migration from Ur to Haran; in Genesis 12, Abraham's wanderings; in Genesis 13, the separation of Abraham and Lot; in Genesis 14, the campaign of the eastern kings against Sodom and Abraham's recovery of the captives; and in Genesis 19, the destruction of Sodom.
In Genesis 14:14, 16 Lot is termed the "brother" of Abraham; but that this does not represent a variant tradition is proved by reference to 14:12 of the same chapter (ascribed to "an independent source") and to 13:8 (ascribed to J; compare 11:28 J).
1. First Period:
Lot's life, as the scanty references to him permit us to reconstruct it, falls into four periods. Of the first period-that previous to the migration from Haran-we know nothing save Lot's birth in Ur, the death of his father there, the marriage of his sister Milcah to his uncle Nahor (of another sister, Iscah, we learn only the name), and the journey to Haran in company with Terah, Abraham and Sarah. The fact that Sarah's childlessness and Haran's death are the only two circumstances related of the family history, may serve to explain why Lot went with Abraham instead of staying with Nahor. A childless uncle and a fatherless nephew may well have remained together with the idea that, even if there was no formal adoption, the nephew might become his uncle's heir. Certainly, the promise of a numberless seed, so often repeated to the patriarchs, comes first to Abraham immediately after Lot has separated from him (see Genesis 13:6-18).
2. Second Period:
In the second period of Lot's life, we find him the companion of Abraham on his journeys from Mesopotamia to Canaan, through Canaan to Egypt, and back again to the neighborhood of Beth-el. His position is subordinate, for his uncle is head of the family, and oriental custom is uniform and rigorous in the matter of family rule. Hence, the use of the singular number throughout the narrative. What Abraham did, his whole "clan" did. Yet Lot's position was as nearly independent as these patriarchal conditions admit. When the story reaches the point where it is necessary to mention this fact, the narrator explains, first, the generosity with which Abraham treated his nephew, in permitting him to have "flocks, and herds, and tents" of his own, a quasi-independent economy, and second, that disproportion between their collective possessions and the land's resources which made separation inevitable. Up to this point the only mention of Lot during this period of wandering is contained in Genesis 13:1, in the words "and Lot with him." And even here the words are useless (because stating a fact perfectly presumable here as elsewhere), except as they prepare the reader for the story of the separation that is immediately to follow.
3. Third Period:
That story introduces the third period of Lot's career, that of his residence in the Kikkar (the Revised Version (British and American) "Plain," the Revised Version margin "Circle") and in Sodom. To the fundamental cause of separation, as above stated, the author adds the two circumstances which contributed to produce the result, namely, first, the strife that arose between Abraham's herdsmen and Lot's herdsmen, and, second, the presence in the same country of others-the Canaanites and Perizzites-thus reminding his readers that it was no vacant land, through which they might spread themselves absolutely at will and so counteract the operation of the principal cause and the contributory cause already set forth.
With a magnanimity that must have seemed even greater to minds accustomed to patriarchal authority than it seems to us, and that was in fact much more remarkable than it would be here and now, Abraham offers to his nephew the choice of the land-from the nomad's point of view. In the "we are brethren" (Genesis 13:8), the whole force of the scene is crystallized. Lot, who believes himself to have chosen the better part, is thereupon traced in his nomadic progress as far as Sodom, and the reader leaves him for a time face to face with a city whose men "were wicked and sinners against Yahweh exceedingly," while the narrative moves on with Abraham through that fresh scene of revelation which presented to this man of magnanimity a Divine deed to all the land, and to this man, now left without an heir from among his own kindred (compare Genesis 15:2, 3), a Divine pledge of innumerable offspring.
Lot returns for a moment to our view as the mainspring of Abraham's motions in the campaign of Genesis 14. We are expressly told that it was "when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive," that he "led forth his trained men.... and pursued." On the one hand we hear that Lot now "dwelt in Sodom," having abandoned the life in tents that he had led since Mesopotamian days, and on the other hand we find in him a foil to the energetic, decisive and successful figure of his uncle-for Lot plays a sorry role, bracketed always with "the women and the goods."
This period of his life ends with the annihilation of his chosen home, his wealth, his companions, and all that was his save two daughters, who, it would seem, might better have perished with the rest. Genesis 19, coming immediately after the intercession of Abraham for Sodom that poignantly impresses on the reader's mind the wickedness of Lot's environment, exhibits to us the man himself in his surroundings, as they have affected him through well-nigh a score of years (compare 12:4; 17:1). What we see is a man who means well (courtesy, 19:1; hospitality, 19:2, 3, 6-8; natural shame, 19:7; loyalty, 19:14; and gratitude, 19:19), but who is hopelessly bound up with the moral life of the city through his family connections-alliances that have pulled him down rather than elevated others (19:9, 14, 26, 31-35). The language of 2 Peter 2:7, 8 reminds us that Lot was, even at this time of his life, a "righteous" man. Viewed as a part of his environment (the writer has been speaking of Sodom, 19:6), Lot was certainly entitled to be called a "righteous" man, and the term fits the implications of Genesis 18:23-32. Moreover, Genesis 19 itself shows Lot "vexed.... with their lawless deeds" and "sore distressed by the lascivious life of the wicked" (compare 19:3, 7, 8, 14). Yet the contrast with Abraham is always present in the reader's mind, so that the most lasting impressions are made by Lot's selfishness worldliness vacillation and cowardice, not to mention the moral effect made by the closing scene of his life (19:30-38).
4. Fourth Period:
The fourth period of Lot's career is of uncertain duration. Upon the destruction of Sodom he dwelt at first in Zoar, the "little" city, spared as a convenient refuge for him and his; but at some time unspecified, he "went up out of Zoar," for "he feared to dwell in Zoar"-why, we cannot say. This fear was greater than even the evidently great fear he entertained of dwelling in "the mountain" (Genesis 19:19). In this mountain-country of rocks and caves (Driver in HDB, article "Lot," cites Buckingham, Travels in Syria, 61-63, 87, as authority for the statement that people still live in caves in this region), Lot and his two remaining daughters dwell; and the biography of this companion of "the friend of God" ends in a scene of incest, which supplies the logical epilogue to a drama of progressive moral deterioration. This bestial cave-man of Genesis 19 is the "brother" of Abraham, but he has reached this goal because his path had led down from Beth-el to Sodom. The origin of the two neighboring and kindred nations, Moab and Ammon, is by the Hebrew tradition traced thus to Lot and his daughters.
III. Place in Later Literature.
In the Bible, Lot finds mention only as the father of Moab and Ammon (Deuteronomy 2:9, 19 Psalm 83:8), and in the passage in 2Pe already noticed; and, besides these places, in Luke 17:28-32. Here Lot represents the central figure in the destruction of Sodom, as Noah in the flood in the preceding context (compare the association of these two characters in 2Pe and the Koran). His deliverance is mentioned, the haste and narrowness of that escape is implied, and his wife's fate is recalled. In Jewish and Mohammedan lore (including many passages in the Koran itself), Lot is a personage of importance, about whom details are told which fancy has added to the sober traditions of old Israel. But particularly for Mohammed there was point of attachment in Lot's career, offered in Genesis 19:7, 14. Like Mohammed to the men of wicked Mecca, Lot becomes a preacher of righteousness and a messenger of judgment to the men of wicked Sodom. He is one of the line of apostles, sent to reveal God's will and purpose to his contemporaries.
IV. Critical Theories about the Figure of Lot.
The common view of those who deny the historical reality of Lot is that this name simply stands for the ethnic group, Moab and Ammon. Wellhausen, e.g., expressly calls "Lot" a national name (Volksname). As to what is told of him in Genesis he remarks: "Were it not for the remarkable depression in which the Dead Sea lies, Sodom and Gomorrah would not have perished; were it not for the little flat tongue of land that reaches out into the swamp from the Southeast, Lot would have fled at once to the mountains of his sons, Moab and Ammon, and not have made the detour by Zoar, which merely serves the purpose of explaining why this corner is excepted from `the overthrow,' to the territory of which it really belongs" (Prolegomena 6,323). Meyer confesses that nothing can be made of Lot, because "any characteristic feature that might furnish a point of attachment is entirely lacking." The first of the families of the Horites of Seir was named Lotan (Genesis 36:20, 22), and this writer believes it "probable that this name is derived from Lot; but that Lot was ever a tribal name (Stammname) follows neither from this fact (rather the contrary) nor from the designation of Moab and the bene `Ammon as `Sons of Lot' " (Die Israeliten und ihre Nachbarstamme, 311; Compare 261, 339). If "Horite" was understood as "cave-dweller," the story in Genesis 19:30 might be adduced in support of this combination. But the most recent line of reasoning concerning these patriarchal figures makes their names "neither Divine names nor tribal names, whether in actual use or regarded as such, but rather simple personal names like Tom, Dick and Harry..... Typical names they became.... so that.... Israel's story-tellers would connect the name of Lot with the overthrow of the cities" (Gressmann, article in ZATW, 1910). These names were chosen just because "they were very common at the time when the narratives were stamped into types"; later they became unfashionable, but the story-tellers held fast to the old names. "One sees from this at once into how ancient a time the proper names Abraham and Lot must reach, and understands therefore the more easily how they could be changed into tribal ancestors." It does not require the cautions, uttered by writers of this way of thinking, against regarding their views as a return to the old historical view of the patriarchs, to remind us that, in spite of all that may be said to the contrary, the present trend of thought among the most radical critics of the Genesis-traditions is much mote favorable to that conservative historical view than were the opinions which they have overthrown. So that it may justly be asserted, as Gressmann writes: "Confidence in tradition is in any case on the rise."
Lot's Wife: This woman, unknown by name, figures in the narrative of Lot that relates his escape from Sodom. She is mentioned in Genesis 19 only in verses 15-17, where she is commanded to flee from the doomed city with her husband and daughters, and is laid hold upon by the angelic visitors in their effort to hasten the slow departure; and in 19:26, where she alone of the four fugitives disobeys the warning, looks back, and becomes a "pillar of salt" This disobedience, with the moral state it implied and the judgment it entailed, is held up as an example by Christ in Luke 17:32. In the Scriptures this is all that is said of a person and event that furnished the basis for a great deal of speculation. Josephus (Ant., I, xi, 4) adds to the statement derived from Gen, "She was changed into a pillar of salt," the words, "for I visited it, and it still remains even now" (see also The Wisdom of Solomon 10:7).
Among Christian writers contemporary with and subsequent to Josephus, as well as among the Jews themselves and other Orientals, the same assertion is found, and down to recent times travelers have reported the persistence of such a "pillar of salt," either on the testimony of natives or as eyewitnesses. The question of the origin and nature of these "pillars" is a part of the larger question of Sodom and its neighborhood (see SALT; SIDDIM; SLIME); for that no one particular "pillar" has persisted through the centuries may be regarded as certain; nor if it had, would the identification of Lot's wife with it and with it alone be ascertainable. This is just an early, persistent and notable case of that "identification" of Biblical sites which prevails all over the Holy Land. It is to be classed with the myth-and legend-building turn of mind in simple peoples, which has e.g. embroidered upon this Old Testament account of the destruction of Sodom such marvelous details and embellishments.
The principal thing to observe is the vagueness and the simplicity of the story in Genesis. For it does not necessarily imply the "metamorphosis" popularly attributed to it, in the strict sense of that word. And it lacks, even in a narrative like this, where the temptation would be greatest, all indications of that "popular archaeology" or curiosity, which according to some critics, is alleged to have furnished the original motive for the invention of the patriarchal narratives. "She became a pillar of salt," and "Remember Lot's wife": this is the extent of the Biblical allusions. All the rest is comment, or legend, or guess, or "science."
J. Oscar Boyd
SEA OF LOT
See DEAD SEA; LAKE.
Lot (145 Occurrences)
Matthew 16:22 Then Peter took Him aside and began taking Him to task. "Master," he said, "God forbid; this will not be your lot." (WEY)
Matthew 27:35 When they had crucified him, they divided his clothing among them, casting lots, (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 15:24 Crucifying him, they parted his garments among them, casting lots on them, what each should take. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 1:9 according to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to enter into the temple of the Lord and burn incense. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 12:46 that servant's Master will come on a day when he is not expecting Him and at an hour that he knows not of, and will punish him severely, and make him share the lot of the unfaithful. (WEY)
Luke 17:28 Likewise, even as it happened in the days of Lot: they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 17:29 but in the day that Lot went out from Sodom, it rained fire and sulfur from the sky, and destroyed them all. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife! (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 23:34 Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they don't know what they are doing." Dividing his garments among them, they cast lots. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 19:24 Then they said to one another, "Let's not tear it, but cast lots for it to decide whose it will be," that the Scripture might be fulfilled, which says, "They parted my garments among them. For my cloak they cast lots." Therefore the soldiers did these things. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 1:25 to receive the lot of this service and apostleship, from which Judas transgressing fell to go to his own place. (DBY)
Acts 1:26 They drew lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 8:21 You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart isn't right before God. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Acts 13:19 And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Chanaan, he divided their land to them by lot. (KJV WBS YLT)
Acts 20:37 They all wept a lot, and fell on Paul's neck and kissed him, (WEB)
Acts 26:18 to open their eyes, to turn 'them' from darkness to light, and 'from' the authority of the Adversary unto God, for their receiving forgiveness of sins, and a lot among those having been sanctified, by faith that 'is' toward me. (YLT)
Philippians 1:22 but if to live in flesh is my lot, this is for me worth the while: and what I shall choose I cannot tell. (DBY)
1 Thessalonians 3:3 that none of you might be unnerved by your present trials: for you yourselves know that they are our appointed lot. (WEY RSV)
2 Peter 2:7 and delivered righteous Lot, who was very distressed by the lustful life of the wicked (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jude 1:16 These men are murmurers, ever bemoaning their lot. Their lives are guided by their evil passions, and their mouths are full of big, boastful words, while they treat individual men with admiring reverence for the sake of the advantage they can gain. (WEY)
Revelation 21:8 But as for cowards and the unfaithful, and the polluted, and murderers, fornicators, and those who practise magic or worship idols, and all liars--the portion allotted to them shall be in the Lake which burns with fire and sulphur. This is the Second Death." (Root in WEY RSV)
Genesis 11:27 Now this is the history of the generations of Terah. Terah became the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran. Haran became the father of Lot. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 11:31 Terah took Abram his son, Lot the son of Haran, his son's son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife. They went forth from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan. They came to Haran and lived there. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 12:4 So Abram went, as Yahweh had spoken to him. Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed out of Haran. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 12:5 Abram took Sarai his wife, Lot his brother's son, all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls whom they had gotten in Haran, and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan. Into the land of Canaan they came. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 13:1 Abram went up out of Egypt: he, his wife, all that he had, and Lot with him, into the South. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 13:5 Lot also, who went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 13:7 There was a strife between the herdsmen of Abram's livestock and the herdsmen of Lot's livestock: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite lived in the land at that time. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 13:8 Abram said to Lot, "Please, let there be no strife between me and you, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen; for we are relatives. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 13:10 Lot lifted up his eyes, and saw all the plain of the Jordan, that it was well-watered everywhere, before Yahweh destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, like the garden of Yahweh, like the land of Egypt, as you go to Zoar. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 13:11 So Lot chose the Plain of the Jordan for himself. Lot traveled east, and they separated themselves the one from the other. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 13:12 Abram lived in the land of Canaan, and Lot lived in the cities of the plain, and moved his tent as far as Sodom. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 13:14 Yahweh said to Abram, after Lot was separated from him, "Now, lift up your eyes, and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 14:12 They took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who lived in Sodom, and his goods, and departed. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 14:16 He brought back all the goods, and also brought back his relative, Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 19:1 The two angels came to Sodom at evening. Lot sat in the gate of Sodom. Lot saw them, and rose up to meet them. He bowed himself with his face to the earth, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 19:5 They called to Lot, and said to him, "Where are the men who came in to you this night? Bring them out to us, that we may have sex with them." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 19:6 Lot went out to them to the door, and shut the door after him. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 19:9 They said, "Stand back!" Then they said, "This one fellow came in to live as a foreigner, and he appoints himself a judge. Now will we deal worse with you, than with them!" They pressed hard on the man Lot, and drew near to break the door. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 19:10 But the men put forth their hand, and brought Lot into the house to them, and shut the door. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 19:12 The men said to Lot, "Do you have anybody else here? Sons-in-law, your sons, your daughters, and whoever you have in the city, bring them out of the place: (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 19:14 Lot went out, and spoke to his sons-in-law, who were pledged to marry his daughters, and said, "Get up! Get out of this place, for Yahweh will destroy the city." But he seemed to his sons-in-law to be joking. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 19:15 When the morning came, then the angels hurried Lot, saying, "Get up! Take your wife, and your two daughters who are here, lest you be consumed in the iniquity of the city." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 19:18 Lot said to them, "Oh, not so, my lord. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 19:23 The sun had risen on the earth when Lot came to Zoar. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 19:29 It happened, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the middle of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in which Lot lived. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 19:30 Lot went up out of Zoar, and lived in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he was afraid to live in Zoar. He lived in a cave with his two daughters. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 19:36 Thus both of Lot's daughters were with child by their father. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 16:8 Aaron shall cast lots for the two goats; one lot for Yahweh, and the other lot for the scapegoat. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 16:9 Aaron shall present the goat on which the lot fell for Yahweh, and offer him for a sin offering. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 16:10 But the goat, on which the lot fell for the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before Yahweh, to make atonement for him, to send him away for the scapegoat into the wilderness. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 26:55 Notwithstanding, the land shall be divided by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 26:56 According to the lot shall their inheritance be divided between the more and the fewer." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 33:54 You shall inherit the land by lot according to your families; to the more you shall give the more inheritance, and to the fewer you shall give the less inheritance: wherever the lot falls to any man, that shall be his. You shall inherit according to the tribes of your fathers. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 34:13 Moses commanded the children of Israel, saying, "This is the land which you shall inherit by lot, which Yahweh has commanded to give to the nine tribes, and to the half-tribe; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 36:2 and they said, "Yahweh commanded my lord to give the land for inheritance by lot to the children of Israel: and my lord was commanded by Yahweh to give the inheritance of Zelophehad our brother to his daughters. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 36:3 If they are married to any of the sons of the other tribes of the children of Israel, then will their inheritance be taken away from the inheritance of our fathers, and will be added to the inheritance of the tribe whereunto they shall belong: so will it be taken away from the lot of our inheritance. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 2:9 Yahweh said to me, "Don't bother Moab, neither contend with them in battle; for I will not give you of his land for a possession; because I have given Ar to the children of Lot for a possession." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 2:19 and when you come near over against the children of Ammon, don't bother them, nor contend with them; for I will not give you of the land of the children of Ammon for a possession; because I have given it to the children of Lot for a possession." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 32:9 For Yahweh's portion is his people. Jacob is the lot of his inheritance. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 7:14 "'In the morning therefore you shall be brought near by your tribes. It shall be that the tribe which Yahweh selects shall come near by families. The family which Yahweh selects shall come near by households. The household which Yahweh selects shall come near man by man. (See NAS)
Joshua 13:6 All the inhabitants of the hill country from Lebanon unto Misrephothmaim, and all the Sidonians, them will I drive out from before the children of Israel: only divide thou it by lot unto the Israelites for an inheritance, as I have commanded thee. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Joshua 14:2 by the lot of their inheritance, as Yahweh commanded by Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half-tribe. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 15:1 The lot for the tribe of the children of Judah according to their families was to the border of Edom, even to the wilderness of Zin southward, at the uttermost part of the south. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 16:1 The lot came out for the children of Joseph from the Jordan at Jericho, at the waters of Jericho on the east, even the wilderness, going up from Jericho through the hill country to Bethel. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 17:1 This was the lot for the tribe of Manasseh, for he was the firstborn of Joseph. As for Machir the firstborn of Manasseh, the father of Gilead, because he was a man of war, therefore he had Gilead and Bashan. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 17:2 There was also a lot for the rest of the children of Manasseh by their families; for the children of Abiezer, and for the children of Helek, and for the children of Asriel, and for the children of Shechem, and for the children of Hepher, and for the children of Shemida: these were the male children of Manasseh the son of Joseph by their families. (KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 17:14 The children of Joseph spoke to Joshua, saying, "Why have you given me just one lot and one part for an inheritance, since I am a great people, because Yahweh has blessed me so far?" (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 17:17 Joshua spoke to the house of Joseph, even to Ephraim and to Manasseh, saying, "You are a great people, and have great power. You shall not have one lot only; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 18:6 You shall survey the land into seven parts, and bring the description here to me; and I will cast lots for you here before Yahweh our God. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 18:8 The men arose and went. Joshua commanded those who went to survey the land, saying, "Go walk through the land, survey it, and come again to me. I will cast lots for you here before Yahweh in Shiloh." (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 18:10 Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before Yahweh. There Joshua divided the land to the children of Israel according to their divisions. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 18:11 The lot of the tribe of the children of Benjamin came up according to their families. The border of their lot went out between the children of Judah and the children of Joseph. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 19:1 The second lot came out for Simeon, even for the tribe of the children of Simeon according to their families. Their inheritance was in the midst of the inheritance of the children of Judah. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 19:9 Out of the allotment of the children of Judah was the inheritance of the children of Simeon, for the portion of the children of Judah was too much for them; therefore the children of Simeon had inheritance in the midst of their inheritance. (Root in JPS DBY)
Joshua 19:10 The third lot came up for the children of Zebulun according to their families. The border of their inheritance was to Sarid. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 19:17 The fourth lot came out for Issachar, even for the children of Issachar according to their families. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 19:24 The fifth lot came out for the tribe of the children of Asher according to their families. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 19:32 The sixth lot came out for the children of Naphtali, even for the children of Naphtali according to their families. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 19:40 The seventh lot came out for the tribe of the children of Dan according to their families. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 19:51 These are the inheritances, which Eleazar the priest, Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers' houses of the tribes of the children of Israel, distributed for inheritance by lot in Shiloh before Yahweh, at the door of the Tent of Meeting. So they made an end of dividing the land. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 21:4 The lot came out for the families of the Kohathites. The children of Aaron the priest, who were of the Levites, had thirteen cities by lot out of the tribe of Judah, out of the tribe of the Simeonites, and out of the tribe of Benjamin. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 21:5 The rest of the children of Kohath had ten cities by lot out of the families of the tribe of Ephraim, out of the tribe of Dan, and out of the half-tribe of Manasseh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 21:6 The children of Gershon had thirteen cities by lot out of the families of the tribe of Issachar, out of the tribe of Asher, out of the tribe of Naphtali, and out of the half-tribe of Manasseh in Bashan. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 21:7 The children of Merari according to their families had by lot out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities. (DBY)
Joshua 21:8 The children of Israel gave these cities with their suburbs by lot to the Levites, as Yahweh commanded by Moses. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 21:10 and they were for the children of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites, who were of the children of Levi; for theirs was the first lot. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 21:20 The families of the children of Kohath, the Levites, even the rest of the children of Kohath, had the cities of their lot out of the tribe of Ephraim. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 21:40 All these were the cities of the children of Merari according to their families, even the rest of the families of the Levites. Their lot was twelve cities. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 23:4 Behold, I have allotted to you these nations that remain, to be an inheritance for your tribes, from the Jordan, with all the nations that I have cut off, even to the great sea toward the going down of the sun. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV NIV)
Judges 1:3 Judah said to Simeon his brother, "Come up with me into my lot, that we may fight against the Canaanites; and I likewise will go with you into your lot." So Simeon went with him. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 20:9 But now this is the thing which we will do to Gibeah: we will go up against it by lot; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ruth 2:3 And she went; and she came and gleaned in the fields after the reapers; and she chanced to light on an allotment of Boaz, who was of the family of Elimelech. (Root in DBY WBS)
1 Samuel 10:20 So Samuel brought all the tribes of Israel near, and the tribe of Benjamin was taken. (See NAS RSV)
1 Samuel 10:21 He brought the tribe of Benjamin near by their families; and the family of the Matrites was taken; and Saul the son of Kish was taken: but when they sought him, he could not be found. (See RSV)
1 Samuel 14:41 Therefore Saul said unto the LORD God of Israel, Give a perfect lot. And Saul and Jonathan were taken: but the people escaped. (KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS NIV)
1 Samuel 14:42 Saul said, "Cast lots between me and Jonathan my son." Jonathan was selected. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
1 Chronicles 6:54 Now these are their dwelling places according to their encampments in their borders: to the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites (for theirs was the first lot), (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Chronicles 6:61 To the rest of the sons of Kohath were given by lot, out of the family of the tribe, out of the half-tribe, the half of Manasseh, ten cities. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Chronicles 6:63 To the sons of Merari were given by lot, according to their families, out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)