And they took Lot, Abram’s nephew, and all his substance, and went off… and a fugitive came and told Abram the Hebrew… Abraham, upon hearing that his nephew was kidnapped sprang into action and went into battle to save him. Sforno insists that the fugitive who came and told Abraham that Lot had been kidnapped, did not know that they were related. All he knew was that where there was injustice, Abraham would get involved and on this basis alone he appealed to him.