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The book Noah: The Person and the Story in History and Tradition, deals with the story of a universal deluge in which many people died and few survived. It also contains the life of Noah. Although flood stories from around the world vary widely in their content, those from Syro-Palestine and Mesopotamia (the so-called land of the Bible) are strikingly similar. While it is difficult, if not impossible, to believe that the former descended from …

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…University. He has taught at Union Theological Seminary in New York and served as president of the Society of Biblical Literature (Southeastern Section). Dr. Bailey is the author of numerous books and articles as well as having served as the editor of The Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Supplementary Volume. Published in Columbia, South Carolina, by the University of South Carolina Press. 1989. There was no review for this selection in the Book Review Digest.