Sodom and Gomorrah carved panel
1550 - 1580
W 12" × H 16 3/4"
Stock # Marh2488
The Bible story about the city of Sodom and Gomorrah is a terribly sad story that reminds us of just how much God hates sin. During the time of Abraham, three angels came to visit him and two of the angels decided to go visit Sodom and Gomorrah. The Lord told Abraham that he was going to destroy the city because of the people's sin. God also told Abraham that he would spare the people and not destroy Sodom and Gomorrah if he was able to find even 10 people who were righteous.
When the two angels arrived in Sodom and Gomorrah, a man named Lot invited them to stay at his home. Some men from the city came to Lots home demanding to be given the two visitors so they could have sex with them. Lot, trying to defend and protect the angels, offered the men his virgin daughters in their place. As the angry men tried to break into Lot's home, the angels struck the men blind and then led Lot and his family out of the city.
As Lot's family fled Sodom and Gomorrah, God rained down burning sulfur onto the city. All men, animals, and vegetation were destroyed. The angels warned Lot and his family to not look back but his wife did not listen and was immediately turned into a pillar of salt when she looked back.