The Genesis of Justice

Ten Stories of Biblical Injustice that Led to the Ten Commandments and Modern Morality and Law
By Alan M. Dershowitz (Electronic Book, 2001)
Who among us has not questioned the "justice" found in the Book of Genesis? Cain murders his brother -- and walks...God gets angry -- and millions die in flood...Abraham commits attempted murder -- and is praised...Jacob deceives his father, then robs his brother -- and gets away with it...Now Alan M. Dershowitz, one of our most brilliant legal minds and author of the #1 "New York Times" bestseller "Chutzpah," casts new light on these ancient tales. What he finds is... "The Genesis of Justice."

Violence, lust, deception, murder, incest, and vengeance: These are the subjects of the biggest -- and perhaps the juiciest -- bestseller of all time, the Book of Genesis. Its oft-told tales have inspired and challenged humankind for generations. But perhaps never before has anyone examined these stories so provocatively from a modern legal perspective.

Based on Alan Dershowitz's class at Harvard Law School, "The Genesis of Justice" shows how the Good Book is also a remarkable law book. According toDershowitz, these seminal stories describe a people -- and a God -- struggling in a world before the invention of systematic rules, a primal pla

Who among us has not questioned the "justice" found in the Book of Genesis? Cain murders his brother -- and walks...God gets angry -- and millions die in flood...Abraham commits attempted murder -- and is praised...Jacob deceives his father, then robs his brother -- and gets away with it...Now Alan M. Dershowitz, one of our most brilliant legal minds and author of the #1 "New York Times" bestseller "Chutzpah," casts new light on these ancient tales. What he finds is... "The Genesis of Justice."

Violence, lust, deception, murder, incest, and vengeance: These are the subjects of the biggest -- and perhaps the juiciest -- bestseller of all time, the Book of Genesis. Its oft-told tales have inspired and challenged humankind for generations. But perhaps never before has anyone examined these stories so provocatively from a modern legal perspective.

Based on Alan Dershowitz's class at Harvard Law School, "The Genesis of Justice" shows how the Good Book is also a remarkable law book. According toDershowitz, these seminal stories describe a people -- and a God -- struggling in a world before the invention of systematic rules, a primal pla

Product Details

The Genesis of Justice
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $9.99 US/$9.99 CAN
  • ISBN-13: 9780759541511
  • On Sale Date: 02/01/2001
The Genesis of Justice