The Bible does not tell us her name in Genesis 19:26, as she is only referred to as “Lot’s wife,” but Jews reflect her name as either Adith or Irith. Lot responded by offering his two virgin daughters instead. Excellent exposition. After this separation, the Lord promised Abram and his descendants all the land he could see from east to west and south to north. Some other mentions of her are found in the book of Wisdom (10:7) and the Gospel of Luke (17:32). There is at least a hint of doubt and hope God will “wink his eye” or turn away on this one. In Luke 22:30, we see Peter’s misplaced self-confidence. For sure she was a busy body. Peter’s conceit then soon led to a life lacking in prayer. Three men, thought by most commentators to have been angels appearing as men, came to Abraham in the plains of Mamre. Die Sodomiter fordern die Engel für sich, um über sie herzufallen, worauf Lot aus Verzweiflung der Meute seine jungfräulichen Töchter anbietet. When they became physically violent, the angels pulled Lot inside and struck the Sodomites with blindness. Genesis 19:24-26 Then the Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrah sulfur and fire from the Lord out of heaven. They stormed his house and demanded that he hand them over to the townspeople (A type of non-halakhic literary activitiy of the Rabbis for interpreting non-legal material according to special principles of interpretation (hermeneutical rules).Midrash Statements that are not Scripturally dependent and that pertain to ethics, traditions and actions of the Rabbis; the non-legal (non-halakhic) material of the Talmud.Aggadah [ed. Lot. Also, Lot had achieved prominence among the citizens of Sodom beyond his wealth. Perhaps she did not believe that God would follow through on His threat. Midrash Agadah, Bereishit 19, 32). Lot, who we learn was Abram’s nephew, was taken by the kings in their flight. She died the same day as those perverted inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah. A late aggadah relates that Lot’s wife stands in her place to the present; every day passing oxen lick her feet and every morning she rises once again to her previous shape as a pillar of salt (Sefer ha-Yashar, Vayera 39). When we make the decision to follow Christ, we make the faithful effort to stand by his side. He and his armed servants were able to save Lot and all his goods. In the Old Testament story of Lot's Wife, she was turned into literal salt which preserved its shape for future generations, so even during Moses' time the pillar could be seen, a sort of "warning" perhaps and a testimony to the sinful towns that had once existed there but were wiped out. We, already living in Satan's world, are commanded, "Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues" (Revelation 18:4). You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, and at his golf devotion par3sixteen.com. In a moment of weakness, Lot tried to appease the mob by offering his own daughters to them, but this only roused them against him. He and his wife may have had a palatial house with many fine furnishings, servants to do her bidding, fine clothes, sumptuous food and frequent entertainment. Finally, two angels (not the three angels we saw staying in Abraham’s tent) were sent to Sodom to investigate. The king of Sodom, however, requested the return of all his possession and people. "Melach" is the Hebrew word for salt (similar because salt vanishes in water), but the Hebrew language did not use vowels at the time and so the context of the verse could have been lost. He had two unmarried daughters. Now protect it. Although Lot’s wife was not destroyed in the devastation of these cities, she never made it to the mountains to take refuge with Lot and her daughters, but instead was turned into a pillar of salt for looking back upon the devastated cities after specifically being warned otherwise (cf. Lot, Abraham’s nephew, lived in Sodom with his family. Some non-biblical Jewish traditions (oral sources, rabbinical commentaries, even folk tales) refer to her every now and then as “Ado” or “Adit,” that is, “Edith.” Islamic references to Lot’s wife (“the wife of prophet Lu”) are also relatively common but, as in the Bible, she doesn’t have a name. Saint of the Day: St. Andrew Dung-Lac and the Martyrs of Vietnam. But Ruth the Moabitess was allowed to marry into Yisrael because "women are not responsible for hospitality outside the home" [and thus they were not culpable] is based on the masculine in the Torah Moabite "men" shall not enter into the Congregation of Yisrael. As soon as she saw the back of the Shekhinah (Divine Presence), she was transformed into a pillar of salt (Pirkei de-Rabbi Eliezer, ed. Salt is a fundamental necessity of life, and has been used since ancient times in many cultures as a seasoning, a preservative, a disinfectant, a component of ceremonial offerings, and as a unit of exchange.