Genesis 13:12

Hebrew Bible

10 Lot looked up and saw the whole region of the Jordan. He noticed that all of it was well watered (this was before the Lord obliterated Sodom and Gomorrah) like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, all the way to Zoar. 11 Lot chose for himself the whole region of the Jordan and traveled toward the east. So the relatives separated from each other. 12 Abram settled in the land of Canaan, but Lot settled among the cities of the Jordan plain and pitched his tents next to Sodom. 13 (Now the people of Sodom were extremely wicked rebels against the Lord.) 14 After Lot had departed, the Lord said to Abram, “Look from the place where you stand to the north, south, east, and west.

LXX Genesis 13:12


10 And Lot, lifting up his eyes, saw all the region round about the Jordan, that all was watered— before God had overthrown Sodoma and Gomorra—like the orchard of God and like the land of Egypt until one came to Zogora. 11 And Lot chose for himself all the region round about the Jordan, and Lot set out from the east, and they separated, each one from his kinsman. 12 So then Abram settled in the land of Chanaan, but Lot settled in a city of the regions round about and tented in Sodoma. 13 Now the people who were in Sodoma were wicked and exceedingly sinful before God. 14 And God said to Abram after Lot had separated from him, “Look up with your eyes; look from the place where you are now, toward the north and southwest and east and sea.

 Notes and References

"... LXX Gen differs from MT with respect to Lot, however. According to the Hebrew Lot dwelt in the cities of the plain and tented up to (as far as) Sodom. This further stresses the seminomadic way of life in which herds are regularly on the move as it were in search of pasture. But LXX Gen, fully aware of the later account about Lot and his fate, disregarded the flocks and their needs and concentrated on getting Lot into Sodom ..."

Wevers, John William Notes on the Greek Text of Genesis (p. 181) Scholars Press, 1993

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