antediluvial


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antediluvial

(ˌæntɪdɪˈluːvɪəl)
adj
another word for antediluvian
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Adj.1.antediluvial - of or relating to the period before the biblical floodantediluvial - of or relating to the period before the biblical flood; "antediluvian man"
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This interpretation brings the antediluvial human condition into line with the rabbinic perception of what had happened in the animal kingdom, a breakdown in the genetic process.
In the sense of the lex talionis, this has to be considered the most important part of the evidence that the original sin was the devouring of the terrifying father of the antediluvial horde.