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Lot’s Wife Pillar

lots wife pillarLot’s Wife Pillar is a label given to a large pillar of salt and brown soil located above the Dead Sea, south of Masada  .

By local tradition this is the very pillar of Salt formed by Lot’s wife disobeying Gods command NOT to look back at they were fleeing from Sodom. Geologist Dr. Amos Frumkin suggests the pillar was formed by a collapse of a cave behind it some 4000 years ago, which is when some date the event of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.  Some suggest to locate Sodom and Gomorrah on the opposite site of the Dead Sea, at Bab Edh-Dhra .


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Lot’s wife

In the Bible, Lot’s wife is a figure first mentioned in Genesis 19. The Book of Genesis describes how she became a pillar of salt after she looked back at Sodom. She is not named in the Bible but is called “Ado” or “Edith” in some Jewish traditions.


Points of Interest in the Area

tour to masada Masada
 ramon crater jeep tour Jeep tour in Nahal Sodom
  Swim at the Dead Sea
camel ride dead sea Day tour to the Dead Sea

Book a private tour to Lot’s Wife Pillar

Lot’s Wife Pillar is located along the Western Shore ot the Dead Sea .

Contact me for a proposal of a full day tour of the area of the Dead Sea, that will also include the view of Lot’s Wife Pillar.