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Words in Genesis

Authors:
Isaac Asimov (author) and William Barss (illustrator)
Language:
English
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Categories:
History, religion and science
Publication year:
1962
Pages:
233
Synopsis:

Asimov explains, as the book is titled, the words in Genesis, the first book of the Bible.

Review:

This is actually more than simply a list and explanation of the words used in Genesis. It goes into great detail into important verses in Genesis, explaining the history behind the verses as well as the etymologies of the words used (Asimov was Jewish by descent and spoke Yiddish, which helps). There are even appendices with maps of the relevant areas of the time, and genealogies of antediluvian (pre-Flood) and postdiluvian patriarchs.

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Table of Contents:
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  • Author's Note
  • Introduction — The Bible
  • 1 In the Beginning
  • 2 The Garden of Eden
  • 3 The Descendants of Adam
  • 4 The Flood
  • 5 Abraham
  • 6 Isaac
  • 7 Jacob
  • 8 Joseph
  • Appendices
  • Index

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