"Be Fertile and Increase, Fill the Earth and Master It": The Ancient and Medieval Career of a Biblical Text
Cornell University Press, 1992 - Bible - 375 pages
Winner of the 1990 National Jewish Book Award for Scholarship
"This innovative, interdisciplinary book reconstructs the career of Genesis I:28 in Judaism and Christianity, from antiquity through the Reformation. Jeremy Cohen tracks the text through all the Jewish and Christian sources in which it figures significantly--in law, exegesis, homily, theology, mysticism, philosophy, and even vernacular poetry. 'Brilliant.'"--American Historical Review
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