The Stoic Jew

Seneca on the Mabul and the Destiny of Mankind (Seneca – Natural Questions 3:28-30)

October 08, 2021 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 6 Episode 3
The Stoic Jew
Seneca on the Mabul and the Destiny of Mankind (Seneca – Natural Questions 3:28-30)
Show Notes

Synopsis: Believe it or not, Seneca has a theory about the Mabul. He believes that God has destroyed the world with the flood in the past, but – unlike us – he believes that God will do it again. I figured that this was an appropriate topic for Erev Shabbos Parashas Noach.  

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Sources:
- Seneca, Natural Questions 3:28-30
- Rashi on Bereishis 11:1
- Ralbag on Bereishis 6:3
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Stoic texts:
The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius
Letters from a Stoic Master (Seneca)
The Discourses of Epictetus
The Enchiridion (Handbook) of Epictetus
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