There are times I get so irritated with “feminist” authors! Mom and I had our Bible study last night, and this chapter was on Lot’s daughter (unnamed in the Bible). The author managed to justify her getting her father drunk and sleeping with him in order to become pregnant by stating that she didn’t think mankind would continue on unless she did so, and she had to help fulfill God’s promise to Abraham that his progeny would number in the thousands. I am completely confused as to why the author would think such a thing. Abraham had, just two chapters previous, sent 318 *men* to get Lot and his family back from those who had kidnapped him. There was no question that there were available men – perhaps not immediately available, but good grief! I do not understand the classification of atrocious actions as being “pious” when Sarah had already made the same mistake of not trusting God to fulfill His own promises, and taking matters into her own hands by giving Hagar to Abraham. That’s not trusting in God! That’s believing you know better than God! And the result of the two children Lot unknowingly fathered? Moabites and Ammonites – non-believers and deadly enemies of the Jews.
Now, I’m not saying that Lot didn’t bear a portion of the burden, because God had already warned against drunkenness, and you have to be an active participant in that happening. But I would say that as horrid as Lot was in offering his virgin daughters to the people in the town to protect the hospitality of travelers – raping their own father was equally heinous, or perhaps moreso, given that the angels protected Lot and his family; and the daughters went ahead with their plan.
How can that be justified?