A Note on the Flood Story in the Language of Man

  • by: Joel B. Wolowelsky


In his comprehensive assessment of “bold concordism”—the claim that today’s science is found in the opening chapter of Genesis— David Shatz discusses the notion of “dibbera Torah ki-leshon benei adam, the Torah speaks in the language of (the large majority of ) human beings—and not in the language of scientists.” In this note, I would like to flesh out one form of “dibbera Torah” that he briefly cites and show how it might be applied to the apparently historical Flood story.

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