Reading Genesis Politically: An Introduction to Mosaic Political Philosophy

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Bibliography

The following selected bibliography represents sources consulted in the preparation of this book. My understanding of the early chapters of Genesis has been enriched from a variety of perspectives by these writers, even though few of them have contributed directly to my thinking, and none of them is in any way responsible for the political interpretation of the biblical texts that is reflected in what I have written here. Nonetheless, serious study of these works, which reflect entirely different appreciations of the first eleven chapters of Scripture, is surely merited and recommended to the reader in consideration of the range of possible interpretations of that remarkable work.


a

Abravanel, Isaac (1437–1508). Perush haTorah. Warsaw: Levenson, 1862.

Alshekh, Moses ben Hayyim (c.1507–c.1600). Torat Moshe. 2 vols. Warsaw, 1875; facsimile edition: New York: Kelulat Yofi Publishing, 1966.

Alter, Robert. Genesis: Translation and Commentary. New York: W. W. Norton, 1996.

Arama, Isaac (c.1420–1494). Akedat Yitzhak. 6 vols. Israel, n.p., 1974.

Augustine, St. (354–430). The City of God. Translated by Marcus Dods. New York: Random House, 1950.


b

The Babylonian Talmud. 18 vols. Edited by I. Epstein. London: Soncino Press, 1948.

Bahya ben Asher (d., c.1340). Biur al haTorah. 3 vols. Edited by Charles B. Chavel. Jerusalem: Mossad HaRav Kook, 1966–68.

Bekhor Shor, Joseph (12th cent.). Perushei haTorah. Edited by Yehoshafat Nevo. Jerusalem: Mossad HaRav Kook, 1994.

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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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