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

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emiled

Working backwards toward justice

by emiled on Jun 4, 2010

Alan Dershowitz has taken the Genesis stories and, by retrofitting them, has produced an ex-post-facto explanation of justice here on earth. The arbitrary and revengeful God of Genesis is hard to explain, but Alan makes God's acts the reason for more balanced approach to the law that we humans take. A less learned man than Dershowitz could not get away with this without evoking laughter from his readers.

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