Why did Lot's daughters have relations with their father?

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    Do you have some reason to suspect they shouldn't have? – Double AA Nov 4 '14 at 22:02
  • @DoubleAA Don't expect an answer anytime soon -- this account is unregistered, and hasn't been active since 2011 :P [ presumably, the reason to assume they shouldn't is because it is forbidden, and generally considered to be weird ] – MTL Nov 4 '14 at 22:05
  • 19:31 seems clear enough. Why is this a question? (There may be other reasons, of course, but it's not as if the text is silent on the subject.) – Monica Cellio Nov 5 '14 at 2:20
  1. They thought there was no one left in the World (ibn Ezra and ibn Kaspi, Rashi and Rashbam)
  2. Radak says they thought no one would marry them since they came from the destroyed cities they would be outcasts
  3. Seforno has the most intriguing answer -- they held themselves to have a great Yichus and there was no one good enough left to marry.

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