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.

מ. ר. קאסוטו: מנח ער אברהם First published in Hebrew, Jerusalem 1949 and reprinted in 1953, 1959, 1965, 1969, 1974, 1978, 1983, 1986 First English edition, Jerusalem 1964 and reprinted in 1974, 1984, 1992 Copyright © by Varda Books By The Magnes Press The Hebrew University Jerusalem 1992 ISBN 965– 223– 540– 7 All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form of reproduction without permission in writing from the original publisher except by a reviewer who may quote brief passages in a review to be published in a magazine, newspaper or online. This electronic edition is based on the printed one, published in 1992 NEW ISBN 1- 59045- 799- 4 Scholar PDF edition

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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