Reading Genesis Politically: An Introduction to Mosaic Political Philosophy

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According to Solomon ben Isaac’s commentary on Gen. 8:8, that Noah waited until the forty-seventh day before sending out the dove is evidenced by verse 8:10, which states that he stayed yet another seven days before sending out the bird the second time. The use of the term “another” indicates that Noah had earlier waited seven additional days before dispatching the first dove.
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For an in-depth analysis of this notion and the biblical verse upon which it is based, see the author’s Between Man and God: Issues in Judaic Thought (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2001), ch. 9.

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Reading Genesis Politically: An Introduction to Mosaic Political Philosophy
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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction ix
  • Chapter 1 - The Emergence of Man 1
  • Chapter 2 - Man Against God: the Myth of the Primal Sin 25
  • Chapter 3 - Man Against Man: Cain and Abel 43
  • Chapter 4 - Man Against Society: the Generation of the Flood 63
  • Chapter 5 - Cleaning the Slate: the Deluge 81
  • Chapter 6 - Beginning Anew 101
  • Notes 117
  • Chapter 7 - Society Astray: the Tower of Babel 119
  • Chapter 8 - Another Beginning 139
  • Bibliography 145
  • Index 151
  • About the Author 153
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