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Words in Genesis

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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 c ...more
Published January 1962 by Houghton Mifflin Co (J)
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Aug 10, 2009 rated it really liked it
The Good Doctor shares the origins of various words taken from the book of Genesis, from "In the Beginnig..." to the story of Joseph, in Asimov's inimitably enjoyable and informative style.
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A no-nonsense, no-preaching walk through the first book of the Bible by one of the biggest brains of the 20th century. Fascinating, informative, educational.
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Isaac Asimov was a Russian-born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.

Professor Asimov is generally considered one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. He has works published in nine o