"Very well; I hope you feel the content you express: at any rate, your good sense will tell you that it is too soon yet to yield to the vacillating fears of Lot's wife
. What you had left before I saw you, of course I do not know; but I counsel you to resist firmly every temptation which would incline you to look back: pursue your present career steadily, for some months at least."
A little further onward was the spot where Lot's wife
had stood forever under the semblance of a pillar of salt.
We looked every where, as we passed along, but never saw grain or crystal of Lot's wife
. It was a great disappointment.
However, present such a chimaera to this friend of mine and he will see you off his premises in short order, probably with a wheel spanner in hand to ensure that, unlike Lot's wife
, you do not turn around while fleeing.
The Malham Cave's main outlet yawns not far from a salt pillar named "Lot's Wife
," after the biblical character petrified for looking back at the destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Having set his hands on the plough, as Christian theologians say (which Yoruba translate to tasting the sweetness of the pudding) there is no way Osinbajo would be expected to look back like Lot's wife
or go back to Egypt, symbolizing the valley of national power.
Given the Biblical tradition of Lot's wife
turning into a pillar of salt, that angle is particularly fascinating.
In the English translation of the King James Bible, there are 41 verses, which reference salt, the earliest being the story of Lot's wife
, who was turned into a pillar of salt when she disobediently looked back at the wicked cities of Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19:26).
My daddy's face turned as white as the salt on Lot's wife
. Every preacher joke he'd told a thousand times, every promise of deliverance, every prayer for healing was a stone too heavy for his arms of clay to lift.
One legislator has even threatened to shoot him were he to turn back like Lot's wife
She kept looking back, like Lot's wife
on Sodom stifled by the brimstone and ashes, and paid little heed to the fact that from time to time she turned into a pillar of salt.
With regard to the eponyms list, Avogadro's number is more well-known than his hypothesis, and correct or standard renderings are Lot's wife
, Planck's constant, Wheatstone bridge, and Zorro's mask.