Lot was the son of Haran, who was Abraham's younger brother. Abraham had to rescue Lot after he was taken prisoner.
Lot in Hebrew means: concealed, dark colored.
Lot made worldly choices that were not wise from God's viewpoint, and settled in a wicked city.
When God finally destroyed the city, He sent angels to save Lot and his family. As they fled from the city's destruction, the family was told by the angels not to look back in case they were consumed along with the city. However, Lot's wife did look back, and became a pillar of salt.
Abram Rescues Lot
14At this time Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Kedorlaomer king of Elam and Tidal king of Goiim 2went to war against Bera king of Sodom, Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar).3All these latter kings joined forces in the Valley of Siddim (the Salt Sea).4For twelve years they had been subject to Kedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled.
5 In the fourteenth year, Kedorlaomer and the kings allied with him went out and defeated the Rephaites in Ashteroth Karnaim, the Zuzites in Ham, the Emites in Shaveh Kiriathaim 6 and the Horites in the hill country of Seir, as far as El Paran near the desert.7 Then they turned back and went to En Mishpat (that is, Kadesh), and they conquered the whole territory of the Amalekites, as well as the Amorites who were living in Hazazon Tamar.
8 Then the king of Sodom, the king of Gomorrah, the king of Admah, the king of Zeboiim and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar) marched out and drew up their battle lines in the Valley of Siddim 9against Kedorlaomer king of Elam, Tidal king of Goiim, Amraphel king of Shinar and Arioch king of Ellasar—four kings against five. 10 Now the Valley of Siddim was full of tar pits, and when the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, some of the men fell into them and the rest fled to the hills.11The four kings seized all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah and all their food; then they went away. 12 They also carried off Abram's nephew Lot and his possessions, since he was living in Sodom.
13 One who had escaped came and reported this to Abram the Hebrew. Now Abram was living near the great trees of Mamre the Amorite, a brother of Eshcol and Aner, all of whom were allied with Abram.14 When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he called out the 318 trained men born in his household and went in pursuit as far as Dan. 15 During the night Abram divided his men to attack them and he routed them, pursuing them as far as Hobah, north of Damascus.16 He recovered all the goods and brought back his relative Lot and his possessions, together with the women and the other people.
17 After Abram returned from defeating Kedorlaomer and
the kings allied with him, the king of Sodom came out to meet him in
the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King's Valley).
also read Genesis chapters 13-14 and 19
Lot had two daughters. Brought up in Sodom, they adopted its morals. Unaware of the existence of their father's relative, Abraham, and fearing that there would be no suitable men for them to marry after Sodom's destruction, they each bore children to their father by trickery.
The older sister's child was named Moab and became the father of the Moabites. The younger sister's child was named Ammi with a possible meaning of My people are mighty and he became the father of the Ammonites.