7. Sodom and Gomorrah
THE OLD TESTAMENT #7
tl by danluffey
7. Sodom and Gomorrah
1: Who goes there?
1: Those men look special... it's too dangerous for them to come in here!
2: Hey, who are you? Haven't seen you type around lately...
3: Hey, come over here!
5: These men are my guests.
6: Your guests, Lot?
7: Please, come this way.
9: Well look at him!
1: I only got a glimpse, but all three of them were so beautiful. Just when I thought we could have some fun again... who does Lot think he is?! And he's way too serious! No fun at all! Life is supposed to be enjoyed! Right?!
2: I was so worried about what would happen to you, I simply lied and told them you were my friends.
3: We came here...
4: to judge this town.
5: But since the moment we entered...
1: we've felt its wicked, immoral aura in full force.
2: The only scents we can smell are those of lust and violence.
3: You're right... that's the kind of town this is, so I'd leave here at once if I were you.
5: BANG BANG!
7: Hey! Lot, open up!
1: Hand over your men!
4: We're gonna have some fun with 'em!
5: Newcomers are always fresher, you know?
6: Send 'em ouuut!
SFX: BANG BANG
8: Otherwise we'll just break this door right down!
SFX: SMASH CACK!!
11: I can't let them harm my guests...
12: I'm... sorry...
1: You can... do as you like with my daughters,
2: just please, have mercy on my guests.
4: Your daughters?
5: Women? Who wants women?! Give us the men! Otherwise we'll break this door right down!
1: We've come to a decision. This town should be ruined.
2: Soon, a great fire will spread across these towns. Take your family and run away as far as you can.
1: However, you are not to look back, no matter what. Look only forward as you escape. Is this understood?
2: Y... yes!
3: Then... go.
SFX: WHAM CRACK
6: Where are they?
7: You hid them, didn't you?!
2: Find them!
3: We can't let such beautiful men get away!
4: Leave this town...
5: Run as far as you can...
6: Those men were angels!
7: They brought down divine punishment on Sodom, but spared us! We can't look back!
2: Don't look back!
2: Ahh! Mother!! Salt... she turned into a pillar of salt!
1: Mother! Motherrrr!!
3: Both Sodom and Gomorrah were burnt to the ground. Both cities were filled with horrible men...
4: So we were the only ones who were spared?
1: At this rate, we're just going to get old and die,
2: without ever having any children. There are two of us girls, but father is the only man around... so... so...?
1: Now that things have calmed down,
2: we've been able to brew some good wine.
3: Ah... this really is good.
4: Go on, drink some more, father!
5: I think I've had my fill.
6: You're fine! Here, drink more!
7: Woah... umm... and who might you be?
8: Huh? I got remarried?
9: That's right!
11: And so...
1: Lot's daughters each bore him a son,
2: who both went on to have many grandchildren. The first was Moab, father of the Moabites, (people who settled on the east beach of the Dead Sea) and Benammi, father of the Ammon (people who settled in the northeast of the Jordan River, northeast of the Dead Sea). After many years, the Moab begat David and his descendants.
1: About Sodom and Gomorrah
2: Sodom and Gomorrah are usually spoken about as a set of towns, but Sodom is more famous because of the episode that happened there. The word "Sodomy," which refers to unusual sexual acts, comes from this town's name.
3: Well excuse us!
4: Sodom and Gomorrah are said to have existed near the Dead Sea. Since the Dead Sea is so salty, fish don't live in it, and the water can't even be used for agriculture.
5: And since it's so salty, you can float in it! It feels really cool!
6: Why, then, were there such big towns situated near it? In modern days, Dead Sea salt is often sold as a type of cosmetic...
7: They couldn't have had much to export. In Biblical times, the only things that were necessary for a town to develop were water and at least one kind of produce...
1: But recent research shows that a large amount of asphalt had been excavated in that area during Biblical times!
2: We can sell this and make a ton of money! Our town will prosper, and everyone can live as they please!
3: But in the end, Sodom was destroyed, and Lot's wife looked back upon it and was turned into a pillar of salt...
4: In the rock salt hills near the Dead Sea, there's one pillar that's been named "Lot's Wife."
5: It looks like this
6: Did this pillar just crop up by coincidence? Maybe this pillar has existed since long ago, and people saw it and thought up the legend about Lot's wife?
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