Old Testament Wisdom Literature: A Theological Introductionby Craig G. Bartholomew, Ryan P. O'Dowd
Pub. Date: 04/27/2011
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Old Testament Wisdom Literature provides an informed
The books of Job, Proverbs and Ecclesiastes are rooted in the order created by the one true God. Their steady gaze penetrates to the very nature of created reality and leads us toward peace and human flourishing. Craig Bartholomew and Ryan O'Dowd tune our ears to hear once again Lady Wisdom calling in the streets.
Old Testament Wisdom Literature provides an informed introduction to the Old Testament wisdom books Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Job. Establishing the books in the context of ancient Near Eastern wisdom traditions and literature, the authors move beyond the scope of typical introductions to discuss the theological and hermeneutical implications of this literature.
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Table of Contents
1 An Introduction to Old Testament Wisdom
2 The Ancient World of Wisdom
3 The Poetry of Wisdom and the Wisdom of Poetry
5 Women, Wisdom and Valor
7 Where Can Wisdom Be Found?
9 For Everything There Is a Season
10 Jesus, the Wisdom of God
11 The Theology of Old Testament Wisdom
12 The Theology of Wisdom Today
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