|Is this an allegory?
||[May. 2nd, 2009|12:05 am]
Lot's wife's died recently and they never had any more kids, so his two young daughters get him drunk two nights in a row and have incestuous sex with him.|
Their babies go on to make the two tribes of Israel... one of which the virgin Mary is from.
Is this an allegory? If so, what of? Is it real? Roughly a one off happening? If so, was it right, or wrong? The bible doesn't say it's right - but no one got smited as an example to show others that it was wrong. God was very active in this part of the Bible, so he might not care one way or another.
It's paragraphs like this that years ago left me wondering what the whole thing was about... and wondering why people didn't mention them (preaching) like some apparently important sections that are repeated regularly by lots of faiths.
30 And Lot went up out of Zo'ar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zo'ar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.
31 And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:
32 come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.
33 And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.
35 And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.
37 And the firstborn bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.
38 And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Ben–am'mi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.