Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO GENESIS 18\\

Another appearance of God to Abraham is here recorded; three persons
are seen by him in an human form, whom he kindly invites to stop with
him, and generously entertains them, \\#Ge 18:1-8\\; they inquire
concerning Sarah his wife, and one of them renews the promise of her
bearing a son to him, which occasions laughter in her, for which she is
reproved, \\#Ge 18:9-15\\; upon their departure the Lord thought fit, for
reasons given, to make known to Abraham his intention to destroy Sodom
and Gomorrah, \\#Ge 18:16-22\\; when Abraham intercedes for the
preservation of those cities in a most importunate and affectionate
manner, \\#Ge 18:23-33\\.