Wealth and Poverty in the Instruction of Amenemope and the Hebrew Proverbs: A Comparative Case Study in the Social Location and Function of Ancient Near Eastern Wisdom Literature / Edition 1

Wealth and Poverty in the Instruction of Amenemope and the Hebrew Proverbs: A Comparative Case Study in the Social Location and Function of Ancient Near Eastern Wisdom Literature / Edition 1

by Harold C. Washington
     
 

ISBN-10: 0788500732

ISBN-13: 9780788500732

Pub. Date: 01/28/1994

Publisher: Society of Biblical Literature

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780788500732
Publisher:
Society of Biblical Literature
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Series:
Dissertation Series, #14
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
Tables
Introduction1
Pt. 1The Instruction of Amenemope
IIntroduction to Amenemope7
IIThe Date of Amenemope11
Paleographical Data13
Personal Names14
Loan Words17
Chapter Headings24
IIIThe Social-Historical Background to Amenemope25
The Evidence from Deir el-Medinah25
The Setting of Amenemope: New Kingdom Scribal Training29
The Economic and Social History of Ramesside Egypt52
IVWealth and Poverty in Amenemope85
Against Corruption and Unjust Gain86
Dissolution of the "Act-Consequence Relation"96
The [actual symbol not reproducible]-Saying: Relative Praise of Poverty102
Affirmative Concern for the Poor104
VSummary of Results109
Pt. 2The Hebrew Proverbs
VIDating the Book of Proverbs111
Linguistic Evidence116
Structural Features122
Thematic Evidence128
VIIThe Relation of Proverbs to Amenemope and Other Literary Antecedents135
VIIIThe Social-Historical Background to Proverbs147
Scribal Education as the Setting of the Hebrew Proverbs147
Achaemenid Judah as the Setting of Proverbs156
Attenuation of the Professional Scribal Orientation167
IXWealth and Poverty in the Book of Proverbs171
The Folk Tradition171
The Influence of International Wisdom185
Contextual Reading of the Sayings on Wealth and Poverty191
XSummary of Results203
Conclusion205
Bibliography207

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