Genesis 19:37
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English Standard Version
The firstborn bore a son and called his name Moab. He is the father of the Moabites to this day.

King James Bible
And the firstborn bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.

American Standard Version
And the first-born bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the elder bore a son, and called his name Moab: he is the father of the Moabites unto this day.

English Revised Version
And the firstborn bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the first-born bore a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites to this day.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

From Zoar Lot removed with his two daughters to the (Moabitish) mountains, for fear that Zoar might after all be destroyed, and dwelt in one of the caves (מערה with the generic article), in which the limestone rocks abound (vid., Lynch), and so became a dweller in a cave. While there, his daughters resolved to procure children through their father; and to that end on two successive evenings they made him intoxicated with wine, and then lay with him in the might, one after the other, that they might conceive seed. To this accursed crime they were impelled by the desire to preserve their family, because they thought there was no man on the earth to come in unto them, i.e., to marry them, "after the manner of all the earth." Not that they imagined the whole human race to have perished in the destruction of the valley of Siddim, but because they were afraid that no man would link himself with them, the only survivors of a country smitten by the curse of God. If it was not lust, therefore, which impelled them to this shameful deed, their conduct was worthy of Sodom, and shows quite as much as their previous betrothal to men of Sodom, that they were deeply imbued with the sinful character of that city. The words of Genesis 19:33 and Genesis 19:35, "And he knew not of her lying down and of her rising up," do not affirm that he was in an unconscious state, as the Rabbins are said by Jerome to have indicated by the point over בּקוּמה: "quasi incredibile et quod natura rerum non capiat, coire quempiam nescientem." They merely mean, that in his intoxicated state, though not entirely unconscious, yet he lay with his daughters without clearly knowing what he was doing.

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A.M.

2108. B.C.

1896. Moab. This name is generally interpreted of the father; from mo, of, and av, a father.

Moabites.

Numbers 21:29 Woe to you, Moab! you are undone, O people of Chemosh: he has given his sons that escaped, and his daughters...

Numbers 22:1-41 And the children of Israel set forward, and pitched in the plains of Moab on this side Jordan by Jericho...

Numbers 24:1-25 And when Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD to bless Israel, he went not, as at other times, to seek for enchantments...

Deuteronomy 2:9,19 And the LORD said to me, Distress not the Moabites, neither contend with them in battle...

Deuteronomy 23:3 An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD...

Judges 3:1-31 Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to prove Israel by them, even as many of Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan...

Ruth 4:10 Moreover Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, have I purchased to be my wife, to raise up the name of the dead on his inheritance...

2 Samuel 8:1-18 And after this it came to pass that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them...

2 Kings 3:1-27 Now Jehoram the son of Ahab began to reign over Israel in Samaria the eighteenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah...

Cross References
Genesis 19:36
Thus both the daughters of Lot became pregnant by their father.

Deuteronomy 2:9
And the LORD said to me, 'Do not harass Moab or contend with them in battle, for I will not give you any of their land for a possession, because I have given Ar to the people of Lot for a possession.'

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