An Introduction To Wisdom Literature And The Psalms / Edition 1

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An Introduction to Wisdom Literature and the Psalms is a Festchrift for Senior Professor Marvin E. Tate of the Southern Baptist Theological Serminary, who by students and colleagues alike has been cited as "Professor Exampler." This Festchrift will be welcomed as an exemplary textbook by those who study adn teach Old Testament Wisdom Literature and the Psalms.

This well-conceived and well-ordered collection of esssays offers a unique approach to studying the Wisdom Literature and the Psalms. The essays explore introductory themes and background issues to give the student a solid understanding of the ways of wisdom and psalmody in the Old Testament. The essays are divided into two sections. Each section assays the history of interpretation; the literature forms (poetry); the literature's relation to the world of the ancient Near East; the canonical shape of the texts; the theology of the texts; and a survey of contemporary issues currently under consideration and investigation.

In addition to the editors, the essayists are Robert C. Dunston, John D. W. Watts, James D. Nogalski, Daniel Mynatt, Joel F. Drinkard, Jr., Nancy L. deClaisse-Walford, William H. Bellinger,Jr., M. Pierce Matheney,Jr., Thomas Smothers, Gerald Keown, Carol Stuart Grizzard, and James L. Crenshaw.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865546523
  • Publisher: Mercer University Press
  • Publication date: 9/5/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.58 (d)

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