After negotiating the fate of Sodom, and trying to spare it by the Zchus of at least 10 Tzaddikim, Abraham realized from God's replies, that there are less than 10 Tzaddikim in Sodom, where he ended his efforts.

From numerous Biblical and historical examples, it is clear that many times God does not discriminate between the Tzaddikim and the wicked ones in His rage (Holocaust?).

Why didn't Abraham ask for the fate of the remaining Tzaddikim or to at least save those Tzaddikim?

  • Are you asking us why the biblical text does not drive home the point by having him inquire explicitly about five righteous, resigning itself to only suggest the number from context, and have the reader later discover that not even five, but only four (two parents and two daughters) were found among the countless citizens ? – Lucian Nov 8 at 0:41
  • Rashi on 19:32 "For a smaller number he did not plead because he knew already of two instances where less than ten had failed to save the wicked. He said to himself: In the generation of the Flood there were eight righteous people, viz., Noah, his sons and their wives, and they could not save their generation (Genesis Rabbah 49:13), and for nine in association with God he had already pleaded but had found no acceptance." – rosends Nov 8 at 1:33
  • @rosends I dont understand that Cham was wicked. – interested Nov 8 at 9:38

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