Sodom and Gomorrah in the Bible story

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What exactly do you think of when you hear the words "Sodom and Gomorrah"?

Did you know that there is an ancient nuclear war theory that says that Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by nuclear weapons?

Synopsis of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah

The protagonist of this story is a man named Lot.

By the way, Lot is the nephew of Abraham, the first prophet of mankind.

You can read more about Abraham's life in the following article.

Check it out if you like.

After separating from Abraham, Lot went to live in Sodom.

Then one day, two angels came to Lot.

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Welcome to our home!

Lot was entertaining the two male angels in his house.

Then someone came from outside the house.

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Huh, who could it be?

When Lot went outside his house, there stood the men who lived in Sodom.

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We know there are men (angels) in your house! We're going to torment them, so get them out of here!

The men said and surrounded Lot's house.

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I cannot give you the angels. Instead, I offer you two of my daughters. My daughters are virgins. You may do with my daughters as you please, but please do not touch my guests.

Lot said this, but the angels brought him back into the house and said

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God saw that the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were sinful places and decided to destroy the whole city. Please, you must flee before the cities are destroyed.

Hearing the angel's words, Lot gathered his family and began preparing to flee.

Before Lot and his family left the city, the angel had only one piece of advice for them.

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Please do not look back toward the city as you flee.

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And so Lot began to evacuate to the city of Zoar.

However, during the evacuation, Lot's wife broke the angel's advice and turned around.

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Then, Lot's wife was turned into a pillar of salt on the spot.

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Damn it, we have no choice. Let's run away!

Lot took his daughter and ran away to a cave in the mountains.

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We'll be all right if we come this far.

Lot and his daughters were to live in the cave.

Then Lot's daughters made their father, Lot, very drunk with wine,

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Phew, eh... Somehow my daughters look cute...

Unbeknownst to Lot, his daughter takes turns having sex with him over two consecutive nights.

They both become pregnant and

  • Older daughter: Moab
  • The younger daughter: Ben Ami

Each of these women gave birth.

This son would be the founder of the Moabites, and the other son, Ben Ami, would be the founder of the Ammonites.

Why Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed?

In the Old Testament "Book of Genesis",

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Sodom and Gomorrah were extremely sinful places.

It remains only because God knew it this way.

Sodom and Gomorrah = sexual promiscuity (especially among homosexuals)

The reason for this image seems to be the actions of the men in the city of Sodom who tried to rape the angels described in the Book of Genesis.

However, the sin of Sodom originated that

Sodomy: unnatural sexual acts

This is what it means, and it doesn't just cover same-sex sex.

Specifically, it includes oral sex and anal intercourse, and makes no distinction between same-sex and opposite-sex, human and animal.

Also, God says this in the Old Testament "Book of Ezekiel".

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Behold, this is what Sodom did. Sodom and the women of the city are arrogant and do not reach out to the poor, even though they are full of food and live a lazy life. So they are arrogant and shameful in front of me.

Intercourse is not depicted here.

Also, chapters 19-21 of the Letter of Judas in the New Testament have descriptions similar in many ways to the Book of Genesis.

The city was almost completely destroyed and made an example of because its residents raped women.

It seems to be written like this here.

Was it really destroyed by nuclear weapons?

Regarding the ancient nuclear war theory that I told you at the beginning of this article, the theory seems to be thin from the conclusion.

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The asteroid, about 1.25 km in diameter, exploded in mid-air and scattered its debris in a belt around the Mediterranean Sea in a retrograde orbit.

A scholar named Professor Allan Bond so explained, and this is likely to be the Sodom and Gomorrah event.

In other words, it was not caused by a nuclear war, but by an asteroid impact.

Still, it must have been a tremendous shock, since two entire cities were destroyed by the asteroid impact.

In addition to this story, there are other articles that summarize various stories from the Old Testament "Book of Genesis".

What is Genesis? A brief synopsis of the book and its characters!

If you'd like, you can take a look at that too!

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