Lot (biblical person)
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
According to the Bible, Lot was the nephew of the patriarch Abraham, or Abram. He was the son of Abraham's brother Haran (Gen. 11:27). Abraham's brother Nahor became Lot's brother in law by marrying Milcah, Lot's sister.
In popular culture
- In the science fiction stories "Lot" (1953) and "Lot's Daughter" (1954) by Ward Moore, the Bibilical story of Lot and his daughters' survival from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah is reinterpreted as the story of the survival of a modern American family in the aftermath of nuclear war.
- Comic book artist Brad Neely depicts Lot's story in his short titled "Bible History #1".
- The band Coldplay incorporated the image of Lot's wife into their 2008 song "Viva la Vida" (from the album Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends) when the song states that the king's castle was built on "pillars of salt and pillars of sand".
- The band The Thermals used imagery from this story in their 2006 song "A Pillar of Salt".
- The novel, Beyond Suspicion written by James Grippando, mentioned Lot's story in chapter 45.
- The movie, MaClintock's Peach, released as Nobody Knows Anything has a scene in which Lot (played by Mitch Rouse) watches his wife (played by David Pasquesi ) turn into salt.
- The stage musical Caroline, or Change, with book and lyrics by Tony Kushner and music by Jeanine Tesori, includes the song "Lot's Wife," in which Caroline asks to be turned into a pillar of salt.
- The parable of Lot, Sodom and Gomorrah are evoked in the lyrics of the song "Gomorrah". The lyrics were written by Robert Hunter, primary lyricist for Jerry Garcia. The song was performed often by the Jerry Garcia Band, Jerry Garcia's long-standing solo venture when the Grateful Dead were off the road.
- In an episode of 30 Rock, Kenneth uses the example of Lot's daughters getting their father drunk to procreate to save the human race as an example of deception being acceptable when it is for good to convince Liz Lemon to use deceptive means to find the man named "future husband" in her phone.
- The story of Sodom and Gomorrah was told in a 1962 film starring Stewart Granger as Lot with Anouk Aimee and Pier Angeli and directed by Robert Aldrich.
- Lots Wife is remembered in "Natural Is Not In It" a song by British indie band Gang Of Four from the album "Entertainment."
- Battle of Siddim
- Book of Genesis
- List of Hebrew Bible stories
- Lot's wife
- Mount Sodom
- Sodom and Gomorrah