Podcast #128: We chat with Kent C Dodds about why he loves React and discuss what life was like in the dark days before Git. Listen now.

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Does the Bible ever exaggerate? Why didn’t Noah save the plants? Well, Noah didn’t save the fish either. Needless to say, the fish would have survived the flood even though the Bible states that all creatures were corrupted upon the face of the earth. One way to interpret it is that the Bible always exaggerates to make a point. It obviously meant that most ...


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Ralbag explains that Noah brought seeds with him on the ark to replant the world afterwards, and he provides three reasons why the Torah doesn't mention this: וראוי שתדע שמיני הצמחים אשר יתכן הפסדם מפני המבול השגיח השם ג"כ בהם בזה האופן ששם נח מהזרעים ההם בתיבה בדרך שישאר מהם לזרע בארץ אחר המבול ולא זכרה זה התורה בביאור לפי שהרבה מהצמחים לא נצטרכו אל זה ...


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Ralbag in his commentary there writes as follows: ואמר שכבר התחיל נח ליטע כרם לתכלית שיעשה ממנו יין כי חכם גדול היה בעבודת האדמה כמו שקדם ולזה אמרו רז"ל בב"ר בו ביום נטע בו ביום שתה ר"ל שהוא נטעו לזה התכלית And it says that Noah already began to plant a vineyard for the purpose of making wine from it, for he was a very wise man in the field of ...


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Rav Hirsch explains this at length in Beraishis 4:3-6 3 Now it came to pass at the end of days, that Cain brought of the fruit of the soil an offering to the Lord. 4 And Abel he too brought of the firstborn of his flocks and of their fattest, and the Lord turned to Abel and to his offering. 5 But to Cain and to his offering He did not turn, ...


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