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The fortunes of Babel: technology, history, and Genesis 11:1-9

Sawday, J. (2006) The fortunes of Babel: technology, history, and Genesis 11:1-9. In: Word and the World: Biblical Exegesis and Early Modern Science. Palgrave McMillan, Basingstoke, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780230507074

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Abstract

This book explores the significant impact of biblical reading practices on the scientific thought of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This chapter is found in the section on exegesis and science in early modern culture.