Now Abraham came again to his guest who sat in the shade of the terebinth trees,
and when he approached, the Son of the Morning arose and looked towards the cities
of the plain, even Sodom and Gomorrah.
Summary: Thought to have been located near the Dead Sea, the cities of Sodom and
Gomorrah were among the ‘cities of the plain’ destroyed by famine and pestilence
as recompense due to unrighteousness (B:27:55-75). Unlike interpretations set forth
in the Bible, the judgment against Sodom and Gomorrah was made manifest by the Son
of the Morning, a title used to designate Shaemdiel (Lucifer), the Fallen One.
Scripture tells of how the Son of the Morning and “two others, like unto men” came
to visit with Abraham and Sarah who dwelt in the lands of Hebron (B:27:33-66). During
the exchange, the Son of the Morning tempted Sarah to give Abraham his handmaiden
to bare a child (B:27:41-54). Later, Abraham pleaded with the Son of the Morning
to spare the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah, hoping to save them from destruction
(B:27:55-75). In spite of his efforts, the cities were destroyed and all perished
with the exception of Abraham’s nephew, Lot, and his house.
Yeshua makes reference to Sodom and Gomorrah, lamenting the wickedness of Judean
cities, claiming the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah would have believed in him
had he done the same works among the people (Y:18:32-33; Y:19:67-68).
86. Therefore, hear, O Abraham, the word of God which I bring you this day. For in
the beginning, before the foundations of this earth were laid, God your Father, even
Emmanuel, called you forth before the heavenly hosts and ordained that you should
be the bearer of his priesthood.
87. Wherefore, seeing that you did plead before the Fallen One for the sake of the
righteous, that the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah be not destroyed, and seeing that
you did make intercession for the wicked that they might not perish in iniquity;
88. God has put forth his hand to confirm in you the priesthood forever. Now rejoice
and be glad. Broaden the borders of your soul that the peace of the Lord might dwell
richly upon you.”
And when he had gone, Abraham called unto his chief steward, Abimelech. And he instructed
him to hasten quickly into the lands round about Sodom and there give warning to
his nephew, Lot. For Abraham desired not the destruction of his brother’s son.
Thus would Abraham make intercession on behalf of the wicked, even as the Spirit
of God had moved upon him.
Yet notwithstanding this there came upon all the inhabitants of the plain a great
and dreadful pestilence, for famine and disease raged upon the lands, and no man
was saved except the house of Lot.
For whosoever will receive not with gladness the word which is come from above, then
when you are gone out of that house or city, shake their dust from off your feet
as a testimony against them.
I tell you truly, that it shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day
of visitation than for that city.
For though you would exalt yourself even unto Heaven, yet shall you be brought down
into a heap; for if the works which had been done in you had been done in Sodom and
Gomorrah, they would have believed long ago.
I tell you truly, that it shall prove more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in that
day than for you; for you believed not in the Son of Man when he came to dwell among