The Genesis of justice : ten stories of biblical injustice that led to the Ten Commandments and modern law / Alan M. Dershowitz
Book | Warner Books | 2000

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xi, 273 pages ; 24 cm
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
God threatens--and backs down -- Cain murders--and walks -- God overreacts--and floods the world -- Abraham defends the guilty--and loses -- Lot's daughters rape their father--and save the world -- Abraham commits attempted murder--and is praised -- Jacob deceives--and gets deceived -- Dina is raped--and her brothers take revenge -- Tamar becomes a prostitute--and the progenitor of David and the Messiah -- Joseph is framed--and then frames his brothers -- Why is there so much injustice in Genesis? -- Why does the Bible begin at the beginning? -- Is there justice in this world or the next? -- Where do the Ten Commandments come from?
Summary
Exploring the influence of the biblical Book of Genesis on the evolution of modern concepts of justice, the author examines ten key narratives that gave rise to the Ten Commandments and helped shape our modern legal system.
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0446524794
9780446524797
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