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Glenn Martin. “Righteous Lot?” is a historical retelling of the story of Lot, Abraham’s nephew, as recorded in the book of Genesis. The typical depiction of Lot portrays him as an example of selfishness, love of the world, poor parenting, and depravity—everything we should not be. Yet Peter’s commentary on Lot was stellar: he was a righteous man in Sodom, saved by his virtuous conduct. In this book, Glenn Martin reexamines the text, compares it to other ancient extra-biblical literature, and makes the bold conclusion that the modern telling bears little resemblance to the biblical character, a man whom the author defends as righteous.

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Glenn Martin. “Righteous Lot?” is a historical retelling of the story of Lot, Abraham’s nephew, as recorded in the book of Genesis. The typical depiction of Lot portrays him as an example of selfishness, love of the world, poor parenting, and depravity—everything we should not be. Yet Peter’s commentary on Lot was stellar: he was a righteous man in Sodom, saved by his virtuous conduct.

What excuse can be granted for selfishly choosing the better land from his uncle? Or for acclimating to the vile environment of the doomed cities while serving at the city gates as their judge? How could any good father offer his daughters to a savage mob in exchange for his guest’s security? No excuse can suffice for this.

In this book, Glenn Martin reexamines the biblical and historical narratives, and makes the bold conclusion that the modern telling bears little resemblance to the biblical character. According to the author, in Peter’s understanding of the narrative, Lot was guilty of none of the aforementioned things, and indeed, Lot was a righteous man and his conduct is defensible when the story is properly understood.

178 pp. Paperback.

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Weight9.4 oz
Dimensions8.5 × 5.5 × .49 in
Book author

Glenn Martin

Format

Paperback

Pages

178

Publisher

S2S Books

ISBN

979-8-9893147-0-6

5 reviews for Righteous Lot?
Glenn Martin

  1. Greg Weaver

    This book is well-researched and helps the reader navigate the disarray of information available on Lot’s life. This historic retelling of Lot’s story strikes a careful balance between the inordinate veneration of saints and the unwarranted criticalness common today.

  2. Chuck Pike

    Lot’s story is vitally important to Christians. Jesus, Peter, and Jude use it to teach us about sexual sin, the Second Coming, and what it will take to escape destruction. Challenging the modern tide of denigrating Lot, Glenn Martin has gone to ancient sources to reestablish Lot as a righteous man and a hero of faith. This book is clear and engaging for the general reader, yet well footnoted to benefit scholars.

  3. Finny Kuruvilla (verified owner)

    Have you ever been troubled by Peter calling Lot “righteous” after Lot’s actions in Sodom? Most of us have only considered this issue from a shallow perspective. In this unique book, Glenn Martin teaches the reader how to closely and carefully read the Bible and historic sources. You’ll never think of “righteous Lot” the same way as your love for the Scriptures deepens. Highly recommended!

  4. Phil Graybill (verified owner)

    I’ve been challenged by this rather in depth examination of the character of Lot. This retelling of a well known Bible story has caused me to view this man’s life from a different perspective. I appreciate the historical facts and sources that Glenn used to bring our understanding of Lot a little closer to the righteous man that Peter talks about. This book has earned a place on my shelf as a Biblical commentary to the scriptural story of the man called Lot. Thank you, Glenn for the hours of research and the detail that was paid to historical accuracy! Well done.

  5. Joel Hurst (verified owner)

    The book “Righteous Lot?” is a welcomed change from the light reading of many books. Its well researched retelling of this Old Testament account has challenged me to search the scriptures myself, and has given clarity to Peter’s commentary on Lot.

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