New book: “Noah’s Flood, the Deluge, Global or Local, Vol I: A Historical Survey of Views from BC to AD” by Ken Ammi

I am releasing my new book, “Noah’s Flood, the Deluge, Global or Local, Vol I: A Historical Survey of Views from BC to AD.”

It is now available in paperback and Kindle ebook versions, be sure to see here first for my special offer to save you some money.

The warp and woof of this work is quite simple as it is merely a styled survey of views of the scope of Noah’s flood, the deluge: who, which commentator/interpreter, too which view of it, was it local or global?

The survey consists primarily of Jewish and Christian authors that were also selected on the criteria of whether they related, retold, commented or interpreted the flood/deluge rather than biasedly based on which view they took.

Thus, the only bias within this work is that I elucidate my own view whilst leaving theirs to be their own—in the style of hearing it from the horse’s mouth.

The surveyed texts range from Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha to sermonizing homilies and what we would think of more in terms of commentaries and/or interpretations.

Vol. II of this series will review relatively modern Bible commentaries as of the past few centuries.

Chapter headings are:

The Biblical Record of the Flood
Elucidation of the Biblical Record of the Flood
Multitudinous Flood Narratives
Survey of Consulted Texts
Book of Jubilees (200-100 BC)
1 Enoch (165-64 BC)
Targum Onqelos aka Onkelos (300-400 AD)
Targum of Jonathan ben Uzziel aka Pseudo-Jonathan (600s AD)
Justin Martyr (100-165 AD)
Sirach aka Ecclesiasticus (150-170 BC)
Dead Sea Scroll Book of Giants and Reconstruction (100 BC)
Wisdom of Solomon aka Book of Wisdom (1st c. BC)
Maccabees (1st c. BC)
Philo of Alexandria (20 BC-50 AD)
Flavius Josephus (37-100 AD)
The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs (70-200 AD)
The Pirke de Rabbi Eliezer (80-118 AD)
Clement of Rome (died 99 AD)
Theophilus (115-185 AD)
3 Enoch (1st-3rd c. AD)
Genesis Apocryphon (late 1st c. AD)
Apocalypse of Baruch (late 1st-2nd century AD)
Tertullian (155-240 AD)
Midrash Rabbah (500-600 AD)
Berosus (3rd c. BC
Gregory of Nazianzus (329-389 AD)
John Chrysostom (349-407 AD)
Pseudo-Eustathius (circa 375-500 AD)
Procopius of Gaza (circa 465-528 AD)
Augustine of Hippo (354-430 AD)
John Cassian (360-435 AD)
Babylonian Talmud (400-500 AD)
Book of Jasher aka Pseudo-Jasher (18th c. AD)

“…they who contend that these things
never happened, but are only figures
setting forth other things, in the first
place suppose that there could not be
a flood so great that the water should rise
fifteen cubits above the highest mountains…”
—Augustine of Hippo, The City of God, 15

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