THE GENESIS OF JUSTICE by Alan Dershowitz

The Genesis of Justice
Ten Stories of Biblical Injustice that Led
to the Ten Commandments and Modern Law

by Alan M. Dershowitz

 

 

 

Ten Hyperlinked Texts with:

Schocken Bible Translation and Contemporary English Version

 

 

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Session 1 - May 13 and 15

God Threatens and Backs Down
Cain (Kayin) Murders (Hevel) - and Walks

 

Session 2 - May 20 and 22
God Overreacts - and Floods the World
Abraham (Avraham) Defends the Guilty - and Loses

 

Session 3 - May 27 and 29
Lot's Daughters Rape Their Father - and Save the World

Abraham (Avraham) Commits Attempted Murder (of Yitzhak) - and Is Praised

 

Session 4 - June 3 and 5
Jacob (Yaakov) Deceives - and Gets Deceived
Dina is Raped - and Her Brothers Take Revenge

 

Session 5 - June 10 and 12
Tamar Becomes a Prostitute - and the Progenitor of David and the Messiah

Joseph (Yosef) is Framed - and Then Frames His Brothers

 

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