Old Testament

The Pentateuch

What was Lot’s daughters’ bad idea?

The daughters got Lot drunk, so drunk that he was not aware when they took turns “knowing” him. Both daughters became pregnant. The first daughter had a son, Moab. The second daughter had a son, Ben-ammi. This is another instance of God finding a way to work his will despite the mistakes of people. Moab becomes the father of the Moabites. Ruth is a Moabite. Jesus is a descendant of Ruth.


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