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.

TRANSLATOR’S FOREWORD From Noah To Abraham is the second volume in a series of comprehensive commentaries on the Book of Genesis that the late Professor Umberto Cassuto had planned as part of a magnum opus embracing the whole Pentateuch and also the Book of Psalms. The first volume bears a separate title, From Adam To Noah, but in the present book the author refers to it as Part I, in order to emphasize the relationship of the two volumes as an exegetical sequence. The nexus between the two commentaries is fully borne out by the style and techniques employed in the annotations. Above all the principles of interpretation are the same. These had pre-viously been expounded by Professor Cassuto in his masterly Italian study La Questione delta Genesi ( 1934), and summarized in his shorter Hebrew work, The Documentary Hypothesis ( 1942). There-after, elaborated in the light of the epoch- making archaeological discoveries of our time, especially in the field of Ugaritic literature, they formed the basis of his commentary on the opening chapters of Genesis. Now, 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. Just as in the realm of physics or chemistry every addi-tional experiment that produces results consonant with a given hypothesis is regarded as added confirmation of its probability, so in the sphere of Biblical studies the successful extension of the area of exposition serves to validate the commentator’s interpretative principles. These considerations apart, the present work is rich in original insights and scholarly illuminations that make it an in-valuable guide to the Bible student— be he an erudite scholar or just a well- read lay enquirer— irrespective of the opinions he holds with regard to the Higher Critical doctrines. The first Hebrew edition of From Noah To Abraham was con- VII   C h a p t e r Home  | T O C  | I n d e x

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 9–ix 17)IntroductionRubric of Section (vi 9a)Act One: The Punishment (vi 9b–vii 24)First Paragraph: The Corruption of All Flesh and the Righteousness of the Good Man (vi 9b–12)Second Paragraph: Noah is told of the Coming Doom and is enjoined to make the Ark (vi 13–22)Third Paragraph: The Command to enter the Ark (vii 1–5) .Fourth Paragraph: The Fulfilment of the Injunction to enter the Ark (vii 6–9)Fifth Paragraph: The Beginning of the Flood (vii 10–16)Sixth Paragraph: Water upon the Earth (vii 17–24)Act Two: The Deliverance (viii 1–ix 17)Seventh Paragraph: The First Rays of Light (viii 1–14)Eighth Paragraph: The Command to leave the Ark (viii 15–17)Ninth Paragraph: The Exit from the Ark (viii 18–22)Tenth Paragraph: God's Blessing to Noah and his Sons (ix 1–7)Eleventh Paragraph: The Divine Promise to fulfil and extend the Covenant (ix 8–11)Twelfth Paragraph: The sign of the Covenant (ix 12–17)Section Two: The Sons of Noah (ix 18–xi 9)General IntroductionOpening Verses of Section (ix 18–19)A. The Story of Noah's Intoxication (ix 20–29)IntroductionFirst Paragraph: The Incident (ix 20–23)Second Paragraph: Blessing and Curse (ix 24–27)Concluding Verses: Death of Noah (ix 28–29)B. The History of the Sons of Noah (x 1–32)IntroductionThe Rubric (x 1a)Introductory Words (x 1b)First Paragraph: The Descendants of Japheth (x 2–5)Second Paragraph: The Descendants of Ham (x 6–20)Third Paragraph: The Descendants of Shem (x 21–31)Conclusion of Chapter (x 32)C. The Story of the Generation of Division (xi 1–9)IntroductionFirst Paragraph: Many are the plans in the mind of man (xi 1–4)Second Paragraph: It is the purpose of the Lord that will be established (xi 5–9)Section Three: The History of the Sons of Shem (xi 10–32)IntroductionRubric of Section (xi 10a)First Paragraph: Shem (xi 10b–11)Second Paragraph: Arpachshad (xi 12–13)Third Paragraph: Shelah (xi 14–15)Fourth Paragraph: Eber (xi 16–17)Fifth Paragraph: Peleg (xi 18–19)Sixth Paragraph: Reu (xi 20–21)Seventh Paragraph: Serug (xi 22–23)Eighth Paragraph: Nahor (xi 24–25)Ninth Paragraph: Terah (xi 26)Tenth Paragraph: The History of Terah (xi 27–32)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 1–9)IntroductionFirst Paragraph: The Lord's Command and Promises (xii 1–4)Second Paragraph: Abram's Journeys in the Land of Canaan (xii 5–9)Section Two: Abram goes down to Egypt (xii 10–xiii 4)IntroductionFirst Paragraph: The Journey down to Egypt (xii 10–13)Second Paragraph: Danger (xii 14–16)Third Paragraph: Salvation (xii 17–20)Fourth Paragraph: The Return to the Land of CanaanSection Three: Lot Parts from Abram (xiii 5–18)IntroductionFirst Paragraph: The Disputes (xiii 5–7)IndexesI. Biblical ReferencesII. Other Literary ReferencesIII. Notabilia
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