The Genesis of Justice by Alan M. Dershowitz
Ten Stories of Biblical Injustice That Led to the Ten Commandments and Modern Law

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Alan Dershowitz is one of America's most famous litigation experts. In the Genesis of Justice he examines the Genesis narratives to bring to the reader an insight into the creation of the ten commandments and much of what is now law.
 

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Attorney and bestselling author Alan M. Dershowitz was first in his class at Yale Law School. Dershowitz was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal and the youngest full professor in the history of Harvard Law School. He is currently the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard University. He has served on the National Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union. Dershowitz has represented many controversial clients, including O. J. Simpson, Claus von Bulow, Mike Tyson, Leona Helmsley and Patricia Hearst. His books include Reasonable Doubt (about the O. J. Simpson trial) and Sexual McCarthyism: Clinton, Starr, and the Emerging Constitutional Crisis.
 
Published February 1, 2001 by Grand Central Publishing. 288 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy, Literature & Fiction, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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The book concludes with four chapters on ""The Genesis of Justice in the Injustice of Genesis."" Dershowitz argues that the ""bad actions"" depicted in Genesis gave rise to the ""common law of justice."" He addresses the question of theodicy, claiming that the belief in the hereafter solves the p...

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