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Today’s post will tackle another question that the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: “Was Lot Abraham’s brother or nephew?”

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes shows a Bible contradiction:

Lot was Abraham’s brother.

When Abram heard that his [a]relative had been taken captive, he led out his trained men, born in his house, three hundred and eighteen, and went in pursuit as far as Dan.  (Genesis 14:14)He brought back all the goods, and also brought back his [a]relative Lot with his possessions, and also the women, and the people. (Genesis 14:16)

Lot was Abraham’s nephew.

Now these are the records of the generations of Terah. Terah became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran; and Haran became the father of Lot. (Genesis 11:27)Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his nephew, and all their possessions which they had accumulated, and the [a]persons which they had acquired in Haran, and they [b]set out for the land of Canaan; thus they came to the land of Canaan. (Genesis 12:5)

They also took Lot, Abram’s nephew, and his possessions and departed, for he was living in Sodom. (Genesis 14:12)

(Note: Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)

Here’s a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction:

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