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Wisdom in Ancient Israel - John Day

Wisdom in Ancient Israel

By: John Day (Editor), Robert P. Gordon (Editor), Hugh Godfrey Maturin Williamson (Editor)

Paperback Published: 9th February 1998
ISBN: 9780521624893
Number Of Pages: 328

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In this collection, an international group of specialists considers the nature of wisdom in relation to the thought world of the ancient Near East and its impact on the rest of the Old Testament. In addition to full coverage of the wisdom books and other literature most frequently thought to have been influenced by them, thematic studies also introduce the principal comparative sources among Israel's neighbours and discuss the place of wisdom in Israelite religion, theology, and society.

'This collection immediately becomes mandatory reading for students of the Old Testament because of its breadth, erudition, and state-of-the-art currency. Anyone wishing to encounter more closely and intelligently the riches of the Old Testament's wisdom writings should spend time with it.' Regent's Reviews 'The many fresh insights offered by the contributors will make this volume necessary to students and scholars alike.' Word Trade

Introduction
The Ancient Near Eastern Setting
Egyptian wisdom literature
Some new Babylonian wisdom literature
The wisdom of Ahiqar
Old Testament and Apocryphal Texts
Foreign semitic influence on the wisdom of Israel and its appropriation in the book of Proverbs
The limits of theodicy as a theme of the book of
Qoheleth
A house divided: wisdom in Old Testament narrative traditions
Wisdom in Solomonic historiography
Amos and wisdom
Hosea and the wisdom tradition: dependence and independence
Isaiah and the wise
Jeremiah and the wise
The wisdom psalms
Wisdom and Daniel
Ecclesiasticus: a tract for the times
The Christian use and the Jewish origins of the Wisdom of
Were there schools in ancient Israel?
The trees, the beasts and the birds: fables, parables and allegories in the Old Testament
The personification of
Wisdom and the goddess
Wisdom at
The interpretation of wisdom in nineteenth-century scholarship
Wisdom and Old Testament theology
Biographical note
Bibliography of the works of
Indexes
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521624893
ISBN-10: 0521624894
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 9th February 1998
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.89 x 15.32  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.43