Genesis 19:26 (NLT)
But Lot’s wife looked back as she was following behind him, and she turned into a pillar of salt.
TIME OF DAY:
Verse 23 states that “The sun was rising as Lot reached the village (called Zoar, or Bela)” So this scene is just after sun rise.
The dominant light source is from the sun to the right & the fire from te burning cities.
Lot & his wife (now a pillar of salt).
This was originally a design for one of my “Bad Day” mugs.
There are two versions of this scene:
01) (This page) Genesis 19 – Sodom and Gomorrah – Scene 09 – Pillar of Salt (Daybreak version).
02) (Next page) Genesis 19 – Sodom and Gomorrah – Scene 09 – Pillar of Salt (Radiating version).
The Radiating version is so called because it has red lines which focus the viewer’s attention on Lot’s wife who has just been turned into a pillar of salt.
Notice the small, pale stars in the sky on the left of the scene, almost invisible due to the rising sun’s rays.
Also notice the sun’s rays highlighting Lot & his wife’s bodies. The sun’s rays are also just touching the mid ground & background mountains edges.
19:23-29 MIRACLE, Redemption (2.22B)
God’s miraculous actions work towards redeeming His people. Sin had engulfed the cities of the plain (Sodom, Gomorrah, etc). God responded in miraculous judgement. Even though only 3 people escaped the destruction (Lot & his 2 daughters) which seems like very limited redemption, this is still evidence of God’s mercy. In allowing Lot to escape, God preserved a nation.