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Old Testament Wisdom / Edition 1
     

Old Testament Wisdom / Edition 1

by James L Crenshaw
 

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ISBN-10: 0664254624

ISBN-13: 9780664254629

Pub. Date: 03/06/2009

Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing

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

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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 ix

Preface to the Revised Edition xi

Preface to the Third Edition xiii

Abbreviations xiv

Introduction: On Defining Wisdom 1

1 The World of Wisdom 23

2 The Sapiential Tradition 41

3 The Pursuit of Knowledge: Proverbs 61

4 The Search for Divine Presence: Job 97

5 The Chasing after Meaning: Ecclesiastes 127

6 The Quest for Survival: Sirach 155

7 The Widening Hunt: Wisdom of Solomon, Psalms with Affinities to Wisdom, and Beyond 181

8 The Reciprocating Touch: Knowledge of God in Wisdom Literature 207

9 Wisdom's Legacy 229

10 Egyptian and Mesopotamian Wisdom Literature 251

Conclusion 273

Bibliography (Selected and Annotated) 277

Index of Ancient Sources 289

Index of Authors 296

Index of Hebrew and Greek Words 302

Index of Subjects 304

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