A Commentary on the Book of...

By extending his method of exegesis in this volume to another section of the Torah, Cassuto indirectly buttressed his theories with new evidence of the inherent rightness of his approach.

C  h a p t e r Home  | T O C  | I n d e x 1 PREFACE T          , which comprises  an exposition of the pericope Noah ( Gen. vi 9– xi 32), is a continuation  of my Commentary onpericope Bereshith ( Gen. i– vi 8),  published several years ago under the title From Adam to Noah*.  My observations in the Introduction to that study are equally applicable to the work that I now present to the reader. It is my pleasant duty to express, from the deeps of the heart, my profound thanks and appreciation to Mr. Silas S. Perry, who established at the Hebrew University a Foundation for Biblical Research, and whose wish it was that this fund should be devoted, among other objects, to the continuation of my exposition of the Pentateuch. According to the plan decided upon, which I propose to follow, Deo Volente, in my remaining work in this series, the annotations to the Book of Genesis will take the detailed form that characterizes the two parts already in print, whilst the notes on the rest of the Torah will be briefer, one volume being allocated to each book. I shall not, however, delay the preparation of this shorter commentary until the completion of the longer one on Genesis. I hope that in the coming year I shall be privileged to publish my commentary on the Book of Exodus. J         , I    , 5709  1949  U. C. * Referred to in this volume as Part I.

A Commentary on the Book of Genesis (Part II): from Noah to Abraham


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Front MatterTitle PageCopyright PagePART TWO. FROM NOAN TO ABRAHAMTranslator's ForewordKey to the TransliterationContentsPrefaceSection One: The Flood (vi 9ix 17)IntroductionRubric of Section (vi 9a)Act One: The Punishment (vi 9bvii 24)First Paragraph: The Corruption of All Flesh and the Righteousness of the Good Man (vi 9b12)Second Paragraph: Noah is told of the Coming Doom and is enjoined to make the Ark (vi 1322)Third Paragraph: The Command to enter the Ark (vii 15) .Fourth Paragraph: The Fulfilment of the Injunction to enter the Ark (vii 69)Fifth Paragraph: The Beginning of the Flood (vii 1016)Sixth Paragraph: Water upon the Earth (vii 1724)Act Two: The Deliverance (viii 1ix 17)Seventh Paragraph: The First Rays of Light (viii 114)Eighth Paragraph: The Command to leave the Ark (viii 1517)Ninth Paragraph: The Exit from the Ark (viii 1822)Tenth Paragraph: God's Blessing to Noah and his Sons (ix 17)Eleventh Paragraph: The Divine Promise to fulfil and extend the Covenant (ix 811)Twelfth Paragraph: The sign of the Covenant (ix 1217)Section Two: The Sons of Noah (ix 18xi 9)General IntroductionOpening Verses of Section (ix 1819)A. The Story of Noah's Intoxication (ix 2029)IntroductionFirst Paragraph: The Incident (ix 2023)Second Paragraph: Blessing and Curse (ix 2427)Concluding Verses: Death of Noah (ix 2829)B. The History of the Sons of Noah (x 132)IntroductionThe Rubric (x 1a)Introductory Words (x 1b)First Paragraph: The Descendants of Japheth (x 25)Second Paragraph: The Descendants of Ham (x 620)Third Paragraph: The Descendants of Shem (x 2131)Conclusion of Chapter (x 32)C. The Story of the Generation of Division (xi 19)IntroductionFirst Paragraph: Many are the plans in the mind of man (xi 14)Second Paragraph: It is the purpose of the Lord that will be established (xi 59)Section Three: The History of the Sons of Shem (xi 1032)IntroductionRubric of Section (xi 10a)First Paragraph: Shem (xi 10b11)Second Paragraph: Arpachshad (xi 1213)Third Paragraph: Shelah (xi 1415)Fourth Paragraph: Eber (xi 1617)Fifth Paragraph: Peleg (xi 1819)Sixth Paragraph: Reu (xi 2021)Seventh Paragraph: Serug (xi 2223)Eighth Paragraph: Nahor (xi 2425)Ninth Paragraph: Terah (xi 26)Tenth Paragraph: The History of Terah (xi 2732)Bibliographical NotesAppendix. A Fragment of Part III: Abraham and the Promised LandGeneral Introdution to the Pentateuchal Stories about AbrahamSection One: Abram comes to the Land of Canaan (xii 19)IntroductionFirst Paragraph: The Lord's Command and Promises (xii 14)Second Paragraph: Abram's Journeys in the Land of Canaan (xii 59)Section Two: Abram goes down to Egypt (xii 10xiii 4)IntroductionFirst Paragraph: The Journey down to Egypt (xii 1013)Second Paragraph: Danger (xii 1416)Third Paragraph: Salvation (xii 1720)Fourth Paragraph: The Return to the Land of CanaanSection Three: Lot Parts from Abram (xiii 518)IntroductionFirst Paragraph: The Disputes (xiii 57)IndexesI. Biblical ReferencesII. Other Literary ReferencesIII. Notabilia
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