Old Testament Wisdom / Edition 1

Old Testament Wisdom / Edition 1

by James L Crenshaw
     
 

The title of the book can be pleasantly deceiving. Crenshaw goes well beyond the wisdom tradition found in the biblical books of Ecclesiates, Psalms, Proverbs, and Job. He takes a broader perspective and includes apocrapha writings as well as Egyptian and Mesopotamian literature. This is a very thorough, concise, and well orgainized book, much appreciated for students… See more details below

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The title of the book can be pleasantly deceiving. Crenshaw goes well beyond the wisdom tradition found in the biblical books of Ecclesiates, Psalms, Proverbs, and Job. He takes a broader perspective and includes apocrapha writings as well as Egyptian and Mesopotamian literature. This is a very thorough, concise, and well orgainized book, much appreciated for students working under time constraints.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664254629
Publisher:
Presbyterian Publishing
Publication date:
03/06/2009
Edition description:
REVISED & ENLARGED
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Revised Edition
Abbreviations
Introduction: On Defining Wisdom1
1The World of Wisdom20
2The Sapiential Tradition35
3The Pursuit of Knowledge: Proverbs55
4The Search for Divine Presence: Job89
5The Chasing after Meaning: Ecclesiastes116
6The Quest for Survival: Sirach140
7The Widening Hunt: Wisdom of Solomon, Wisdom Psalms, and Beyond165
8Wisdom's Legacy184
9Egyptian and Mesopotamian Wisdom Literature205
Conclusion227
Selected Bibliography231
Index of Biblical References241
Index of Authors246
Index of Subjects251
Index of Hebrew Expressions254

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