As the blueprint of the universe, the Torah contains within it all the secrets of our world. Mysteries of the Creation presents a fascinating look into the depths of the complex world G-d created, as derived from traditional Torah sources. This is the posthumous work of Rabbi Dovid Brown, a noted Torah scholar of our generation. Rabbi Brown does not dismiss scientific method, he examines it with the perspective of one who knows that there exists a wisdom greater than that of scientists, accepting that which accords with Torah, rejecting that which contradicts its teachings. Beginning with the Beginning, the author gives a lucid and readable discussion of the world's creation, including the seven "restructurings" of the universe and the 974 generations that preceded our own. The Messinanic era, the location of Gan Eden and Gehinnom, plate tectonics, solar radiation, radio isotope dating and the theory of evolution are just some of the natural and metaphysical concepts discussed. Rabbi Brown finds references to today's most exciting discoveries and theories in the natural sciences within the words of the Torah, giving stunning evidence of the genius of our Sages. Mysteries of the Creation makes use of modern scientific discoveries to enrich our understanding of the Holy Scripture; at the same time, it turns to the Scripture to shed light upon today's most important scientific theories. It is a book for scientists, scholars, and layman, a book for anyone who has ever looked around in wonder at the grand, mysterious universe G-d has prepared for us.
by Rabbi Dovid Brown