Commentary on the Book of Genesis

Author: Sacks, Robert
Year:1990
Pages:440
ISBN:0-88946-090-6
978-0-88946-090-4
Price:149.95
Influenced by memories of conversations with Leo Strauss. The Book of Genesis is shown to be an introduction to a grand failure of a people beginning as slaves in Egypt and ending as slaves in Babylon. An artful and well-constructed account, Genesis is viewed as intending to reveal the deepest causes of failure to those who were about to begin all over again.