Lot’s Wife. Sir W. Hamo Thornycroft, R. A. (1850-1925). Marble. Courtesy of the Victoria & Albert Museum. [Click on images for larger pictures.]

The story of Lot's wife appears in the nineteenth chapter of Genesis;

And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the Lord being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.

And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed. . . . But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

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