The first two chapters of Genesis both describe the creation of mankind, but in profoundly different ways.
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Episode 2: The Serpent’s Tongue and Ours: Language and the Meaning of Morality
Rightly understood, the devastating dangers and powerful potential of the spoken word lie at the heart of all the stories leading up to the flood.
Episode 3: The Raven and the Rabbi: Noah’s Birds and the Birth of Hope
The birds that appear in Genesis allow us to understand the nature of human resilience, and the reconciliation of God with the world after the flood.
Episode 4: Bricks and Stones: The Tower of Babel and the Gifts of the Jews
A careful study of the events after the flood allows us to understand how Jewish ideas changed the world forever.
Episode 5: To Choose the Jews: Understanding the Election of Abraham
Even many traditional Jews misunderstand why it was Abraham that was chosen by the Almighty, but a careful reading of Genesis allows us to divine the intentions of the Divine.