So Abram, Sarai and Lot went north into the Negev with all they owned. Abram was rich. On the way to Bethel, they worshiped at the altar he had previously built.
Lot was also rich. But the land couldn’t support both Abram’s and Lot’s lot (pun intended) of livestock. Disputes broke out between their employees.
Finally Abram said to Lot, “Let’s not argue. We’re family. The whole countryside is open to you. Take any land you want and I’ll go the other way.”
Lot looked at the fertile plains of the Jordan Valley in the direction of Zoar. The land was well watered and beautiful. He chose the whole Jordan Valley. So Abram settled in Canaan and Lot went near Sodom. But the people of Sodom were wicked sinners.
After Lot had gone, God talked about him behind his back to Abram. “I am giving you all the land you see in every direction, forever. And you will have as many descendants as there are dust particles in the air.”
So Abram moved his camp to Hebron and settled near the oak grove belonging to Mamre (who?). There he built another altar.