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The children of Noah : Jewish seafaring in ancient times.

Author: Raphael Patai
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Chichester : Princeton University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recreates the fascinating world of Jewish seafaring from Noah's voyage through the Diaspora of late antiquity. This book weaves together Biblical stories, Talmudic lore, and Midrash literature to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raphael Patai
ISBN: 0691009686 9780691009681
OCLC Number: 42136154
Notes: Originally published: 1998.
Description: 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Ark of Noah --
Ships and seafaring in the Bible --
Construction and parts --
Types of ships --
The crew --
Maritime trade --
In the harbor --
On the high seas --
Naval warfare --
Laws of the sea and the river --
Similes and parables --
Sea legends and sailors' tales --
Ports and port cities --
Lake Kinneret --
APPENDIX: Biblical seafaring and the Book of Mormons / by John M. Lundquist.

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"It's not everyone who can spend a lifetime with the kinds of questions Patai asks... But almost everyone will find fascinating the answers Patai provides... Practical rather than theoretical, Read more...

 
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