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The Genesis of Justice : Ten Stories of Biblical Injustice That Led to the Ten Commandments and Modern Morality and Law - Alan M. Dershowitz

The Genesis of Justice

Ten Stories of Biblical Injustice That Led to the Ten Commandments and Modern Morality and Law

Paperback Published: 1st February 2001
ISBN: 9780446676779
Number Of Pages: 304
For Ages: 13+ years old

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Alan Dershowitz is one of America's most famous litigation experts. In the Genesis of Justice he examines the Genesis narratives to bring to the reader an insight into the creation of the ten commandments and much of what is now law.

Acknowledgments
Why Genesis?p. 1
The Ten Storiesp. 25
God Threatens - and Backs Downp. 27
Cain Murders - and Walksp. 48
God Overreacts - and Floods the Worldp. 60
Abraham Defends the Guilty - and Losesp. 69
Lot's Daughters Rape Their Father - and Save the Worldp. 94
Abraham Commits Attempted Murder - and Is Praisedp. 103
Jacob Deceives - and Gets Deceivedp. 132
Dina Is Raped - and Her Brothers Take Revengep. 147
Tamar Becomes a Prostitute - and the Progenitor of David and the Messiahp. 165
Joseph Is Framed - and Then Frames His Brothersp. 183
The Genesis of Justice in the Injustice of Genesisp. 201
Why Is There So Much Injustice in Genesis?p. 203
Why Does the Bible Begin at the Beginning?p. 217
Is There Justice in This World or the Next?p. 225
Where Do the Ten Commandments Come From?p. 245
Indexp. 260
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ISBN: 9780446676779
ISBN-10: 0446676772
Audience: General
For Ages: 13+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st February 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.99 x 15.44  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition

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