"And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two
daughters with him.... And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is
old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner
of all the earth: Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie
with him, that we may preserve seedof our father. And they made their
father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her
father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose."

The moral and ethical implications of this biblical narative have resonated
throughout the ages. Observing the scene are
Yetzer Tov (the human impulse
to do good) and
Yezter Hara (the human impulse to do evil), a concept
derived from Rabbinic interpretation. Through the cave opening is a
contemporary riot scene - an Arab man with a sling and a youth flying a
Palestinian flag, symbolizing our direct connection with the consequences of
this biblical account, as the progeny resulting from the seduction of Lot by
his daughters were Moab and Ben-Ammon, the forefathers of the peoples of
modern Iraq and Jordan/West Bank.
‘Lot and his Daughters’ 2006,  
Oil on Canvas, 52" h x 36" w