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Genesis (ed. Rainbow Missions, Inc., Rainbow Missions, Inc.; revision of the American Standard Version of 1901), chapter 13 (search)
en my herdsmen and
your herdsmen; for we are relatives.
Isn't the whole land before
you? Please separate yourself from me. If you go to the left hand, then
I will go to the right. Or if you go to the right hand, then I will go
to the left."
Lot lifted up his eyes, and saw all the plain of the Jordan,
that it was well watered every where, before Yahweh destroyed Sodom and
Gomorrah, like the garden of Yahweh, like the land of Egypt, as you go
So Lot chose the Plain of the Jordan for himself. Lot
journeyed east, and they separated themselves the one from the other.
Abram lived in the land of Canaan, and Lot lived in the cities
of the plain, and moved his tent as far as Sodom.
Now the men
of Sodom were exceedingly wicked and sinners against Yahweh.
Yahweh said to Abram, after Lot was separated from him,
"Now, lift up your eyes, and look from the place where you are,
northward and southward and eastward and westward,
for all the
land which you see, I wi
use the water of the Alpheius mingles with the Arethusa, I am convinced that the legend arose of the river's love-affair.
Those Greeks or Egyptians who have gone up into Ethiopia beyond Syene as far as the Ethiopian city of Meroe all say that the Nile enters a lake, and passes through it as though it were dry land, and that after this it flows through lower Aethiopia into Egypt before coming down into the sea at Pharos. And in the land of the Hebrews, as I can myself bear witness, the river Jordan passes through a lake called Tiberias, and then, entering another lake called the Dead Sea, it disappears in it.
The Dead Sea has the opposite qualities to those of any other water. Living creatures float in it naturally without swimming; dying creatures sink to the bottom. Hence the lake is barren of fish; their danger stares them in the face, and they flee back to the water which is their native element. The peculiarity of the Alpheius is shared by a river of Ionia. The source of it is