By a Byzantine period Christian tradition a cave on a cliff opposite the lisan peninsula of the Dead Sea is the very place where Lot and his daughters are said to have lived after fleeing the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.
During their stay, according to the Bible, Lot’s two daughters spiked his drink, had sex with him, and later gave birth to Moab and Ben Ammi, the forefathers of the Moabites and the Ammonite people.
In addition to the partially reconstructed ancient church in front of the cave there is also a nice visitors center with a regional museum at the hillside. A few miles north one can still see “Lot’s wife” pillar, and next to it two man kissing, which according to local tradition were also turned into stone..
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“Lot’s Cave” is at the SE corner of the Dead Sea, about 120 km north of Petra. Contact me for a tour proposal of Jordan that will include a visit to Lot’s Cave.
Lot’s cave in Jordan! Where Lot found shelter after the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, and where he impregnated his daughters, thus forming the Edomites and the Moabites.. The local charming museum presents also Byzantine period inscribed tomb marks. One , in Aramaic, is of a Jewish women from the Sepphoris in the Galilee! #zoar #lot #lotscave #bible #christianity #aramaic #visitjordan #travel#tour #guide #moabites #edomites
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