In Search of Wisdom: Essays in Memory of John G. Gammie / Edition 1

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Overview

This much-needed volume provides a comprehensive study of wisdom in the Hebrew Bible, in selected intertestamental and Rabbinic texts, and in the New Testament. An introductory essay summarizes the various meanings of wisdom in current research and offers an accurate understanding of the term. With seventeen essays by leading scholars, this helpful book allows students to identify and understand the presence of wisdom in the Bible and related literatures.

This much-needed volume provides a comprehensive study of wisdom in the Hebrew Bible, in selected intertestamental and Rabbinic texts, and in the New Testament. Seventeen essays by leading scholars--including Joseph Blenkinsopp, Carole R. Fontaine. Michael V. Fox, Richard Horsley, David Winston, and Tina Pippin--help students identify and understand the presence of wisdom in the Bible and related literature.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664252953
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Lexile: 1470L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.92 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Meet the Author


Leo G. Perdue is Professor of Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas. He is aninternational authority on wisdom literature and the author of numerous books, including Proverbs in the esteemed Interpretation commentary series.

Bernard Brandon Scott is Darbeth Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Phillips Theological Seminary, University of Tulsa, in Oklahoma. He is a charter member of the Jesus Seminar and a consultant to the American Bible Society.

William Johnston Wiseman is Pastor Emeritus of First Presbyterian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Table of Contents

Contributors
Foreword
Abbreviations of Periodicals, Reference Works, and Serials
1 The Concept of God in Old Testament Wisdom 1
2 Wisdom in the Chronicler's Work 19
3 Scribal Wisdom and Theodicy in the Book of the Twelve 31
4 Wisdom in the Psalter 51
5 Wisdom in the Book of Job 73
6 Wisdom in Proverbs 99
7 Wisdom in Qoheleth 115
8 The Meaning of Wisdom in Ben Sira 133
9 Wisdom in the Wisdom of Solomon 149
10 Wisdom, Apocalypticism, and Generic Compatibility 165
11 Wisdom in Q and Thomas 187
12 Wisdom and Apocalypticism in Mark 223
13 The Gospel of Matthew: A Sapiential Performance of an Apocalyptic Discourse 245
14 Wisdom and Apocalyptic in Paul 263
15 Wisdom and Apocalyptic in the Apocalypse of John: Desiring Sophia 285
Index of Scriptural and Deuterocanonical References 297
Index of Modern Authors 313
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