Scribes, Sages, and Seers: The Sage in the Eastern Mediterranean World

Scribes, Sages, and Seers: The Sage in the Eastern Mediterranean World

by Leo G Perdue
     
 

Interest in literature on wisdom derived from Israel and ancient Middle Eastern cultures has increased considerably in recent decades. Research findings from archaeological, theological, and cultural studies illustrate how sages decisively shaped the literature and language of a culture. Their influence extended to the arts, social and religious institutions, and the…  See more details below

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Interest in literature on wisdom derived from Israel and ancient Middle Eastern cultures has increased considerably in recent decades. Research findings from archaeological, theological, and cultural studies illustrate how sages decisively shaped the literature and language of a culture. Their influence extended to the arts, social and religious institutions, and the sciences. In ancient Israel and Judah, the Middle East , and in the Greco-Roman Empire, sages, similar to priests, prophets, and kings, made up their own social class. The essays in this volume examine this particular group of wise men in context of their time. Unlike other studies, the focus here lies in the social aspect of this caste of sages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783525530832
Publisher:
V&R Academic
Publication date:
09/25/2009
Series:
Forschungen zur Religion und Literatur des Alten und Neuen Testaments Series, #219
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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