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The prophet sent to the people of Sodom as mentioned in both the Bible and the Qurʾān. In the latter, he is attested twenty-seven times. Among the qurʾānic stories of divine punishment (see punishment stories; chastisement and punishment), that of Lot (Lūṭ) and Sodom is second in terms of quantity to that of Noah (q.v.) and the flood. As in the Bible, it continues, in q 11:69-83, 15:57-77, and q 29:31-5, the story of the three angels (see angel ) who visited Abraham (q.v.), announcing the birth of Isaac (q.v.), and of Abraham's dispute with them on the fate of Sodom (Gen 18-9). More frequently…

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Busse, Heribert, “Lot”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 28 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQSIM_00265>

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