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Dr. Levin's medical commentaries and speculations on Biblical narratives and episodes are offered in an authoritarian manner with little supporting documentation. If you like these representative samples, you will want to own this book.
An orthographic error in the Masoretic text enables one to correct a theory on the role of flies as carriers of disease. Ahaziah, king of Israel, having suffered a serious accident, sent messengers to the Philistine city of Ekron to consult Baalzebub (2 Kings 1:2, 3). This name means "Lord of Flies." It has been suggested that the ancients might have noticed a relationship between the
Adam's Rib. Essays on Biblical Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. 1971;74:303. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-74-2-303_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(2):303.
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