In desperation, Lot’s daughters commit incest with their father. What are the consequences? One child that is born is named Moab, the ancestor of Ruth and the Davidic line of the Messiah. Other descendants are the Moabite women who seduce the Israelites in the Wilderness for idolatry, necessitating the zealot Pinchas’s extrajudicial public slaughter of Zimri and Cozbi. The narrative line is deeply complex and contradictory.