A Note on the Flood Story in the Language of Man

by: Joel B. Wolowelsky

 

Introduction:
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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