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Words in Genesis

Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1962.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book Isaac Asimov retells the story of Genesis with particular emphasis on the derivation and history of the words that are associated with it, and the expressions that have become a part of our everyday language. His account, written with enthusiasm, reverence, and a lively sense of curiosity, makes a stimulating introduction and companion to the Bible itself. A complete index of words and names makes it a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Isaac Asimov
OCLC Number: 381867
Description: 233 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: the Bible --
In the beginning --
The Garden of Eden --
The descendants of Adam --
The flood --
Abraham --
Isaac --
Jacob --
Joseph.
Responsibility: Isaac Asimov, decorations by William Barss.

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In this book Isaac Asimov retells the story of Genesis with particular emphasis on the derivation and history of the words that are associated with it, and the expressions that have become a part of our everyday language. His account, written with enthusiasm, reverence, and a lively sense of curiosity, makes a stimulating introduction and companion to the Bible itself. A complete index of words and names makes it a useful reference as well. -- from book jacket.

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