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Biblical Games: A Strategic Analysis of Stories in the Old Testament Paperback – May 4, 1982


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"In his fascinating book 'Biblical Games,' Professor Brams explores the nature of God by analyzing the serpent's temptation of Eve, Cain's murder of Abel and other biblical tales.

"The book is neither religious nor sacrilegious; it is logical and deeply rooted in its sources. By casting selected biblical tales in game-theoretic form, Professor Brams discovers that God is a superlative strategist but a flawed Person....

"Mr. Brams concludes that God has an overweening concern for His reputation and is 'other-directed with a vengeance.' . . . God's anxiety about being perceived as weak or indecisive is the explanation for his 'harshness.' At the same time, God, like all of us, wants to be loved. He grows despondent when rejected. He seems all too human....

"Thus game theory emerges as a tool-though only one more tool-for analyzing a crucial artifact of human thought and experience....

"This respectful but conditional view of mathematics becomes all the more important as investigators increasingly use mathematics to interpret the social world-the world of war and conflict resolution, of business and politics, of psychology and artificial intelligence, and even of religion."
- Leonard Silk, The New York Times

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Steven J. Brams is Professor of Politics at New York University.
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