Why did Abraham pleads for Sodom?
Biblical account and religious views. In the Genesis account, God reveals to Abraham that Sodom and Gomorrah are to be destroyed for their grave sins (18:20). Abraham pleads for the lives of any righteous people living there, especially the lives of his nephew, Lot, and his family.
What was the sin of Sodom?
He explains that the sin of Sodom was that “thy sister, Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.”
What was the Lord’s condition that would keep him from destroying the city?
God agrees that he will not destroy the cities if he finds 50 righteous. Abraham then asks for the city to be spared if there are but 45, he humbly states, “Behold I have taken upon myself to speak to the Lord, I who am but dust and ashes.” God agrees to spare for 45 righteous. Abraham asks to spare for 40, God agrees.
How did God punish Pharaoh?
Because Pharaoh refused to set the Israelites free, God decided to punish him, sending ten plagues on to Egypt. These included: The Plague of Blood. God ordered Aaron to touch the River Nile with his staff – and the waters were turned to blood.
What did they do with plague victims?
As long as land was available, plague victims were buried in cemeteries: usually in churchyards, along with those who died of other causes. “The first point is that they were not scattered all over the greater London area: as far as emergency plague burials in pits, it was quite closely around the City and West End.
How long is the plague contagious?
One to six days after becoming infected with the bacteria, people would develop pneumonic plague. Once people have the disease, the bacteria can spread to others who have close contact with them.