Jesus The Sage Paper Edition

Jesus The Sage Paper Edition

by Ben Iii Witherington
     
 

ISBN-10: 0800632419

ISBN-13: 9780800632410

Pub. Date: 05/01/2000

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

The path of wisdom from Solomon to Jesus and from Jesus to the church

In the early Jesus movement, wisdom in the person of Jesus was believed to have returned to heaven, exalted to the right hand of God, and to reign from there. But Jesus as wisdom had left both his legacy and his influence behind. The sayings of Jesus recorded in the Gospels reflect not only the

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The path of wisdom from Solomon to Jesus and from Jesus to the church

In the early Jesus movement, wisdom in the person of Jesus was believed to have returned to heaven, exalted to the right hand of God, and to reign from there. But Jesus as wisdom had left both his legacy and his influence behind. The sayings of Jesus recorded in the Gospels reflect not only the influence of the Israelite wisdom traditions, but also the tradition of the personification of wisdom.

In this provocative volume newly available in paperback, Ben Witherington provides both an introduction to Israel's wisdom traditions and insight into how Jesus and his sayings fit in that tradition. Beyond this, he demonstrates the on-going significance and influence of these traditions on other New Testament writings. He concludes that Jesus may be viewed primarily as a prophetic sage emphasizing instruction, insight, and humor in a vein counter to the dominant culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800632410
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
05/01/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
452
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.01(d)

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