Just before the famous account of the flood, we read that as he is walking down the road towards the sea, looking for eternal life, a young woman tells him he cannot go on. "Seized with anger", he snatches an axe and a dagger, rushes down and damages the boat.
After "talking it over" with the boatman, however, he calms down and agrees to build a replacement craft. Is this the earliest reference to road rage counselling and community service for offenders?
Department of Language Studies
Canterbury Christ Church College