ISBN13:978-0521624893 ISBN10: 0521624894 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0521420136 ISBN10: 052142013X
Summary: 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 neighbors and discuss the place of wisdom in Israelite religion, th
Summary: 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 neighbors and discuss the place of wisdom in Israelite religion, theology and society. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:95 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Cambridge University Press Published: 10/28/2005 International: No
"Written by experts in their respective fields, each essay is well researched and documented....necessary reading for those who want to know what is being said in the field."
--The Bible Today
"This volume, with its comprehensive grasp of the key areas of research, careful attention to textual and philological detail, judicious and well-supported conclusions, and grace in expression, is an apt reflection of the intellectual rigor and literary excellence which are so characteristic of the man whom it honors."
--Daniel J. Estes, Ashland Theological Journal
Cambridge University Press Web Site, February, 2003
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Introduction John Day, Robert P. Gordon, and H. G. M. Williamson
Part I. The Ancient Near Eastern Setting: 1. Egyptian wisdom literature J. D. Ray
2. Some new Babylonian wisdom literature W. G. Lambert 3. The wisdom of Ahiqar Jonas C. Greenfield
Part II. Old Testament and Apocryphal Texts:
4. Foreign semitic influence on the wisdom of Israel and its appropriation in the book of Proverbs John Day 5. The limits of theodicy as a theme of the book of Job E. W. Nicholson 6. Qoheleth Otto Kaiser 7. A house divided: wisdom in Old Testament narrative traditions Robert P. Gordon 8. Wisdom in Solomonic historiography André Lemaire 9. Amos and wisdom J. A. Soggin 10. Hosea and the wisdom tradition: dependence and independence A. A. Macintosh 11. Isaiah and the wise H. G. M. Williamson 12. Jeremiah and the wise William McKane 13. The wisdom psalms R. N. Whybray 14. Wisdom and Daniel B. A. Mastin 15. Ecclesiasticus: a tract for the times John G. Snaith 16. The Christian use and the Jewish origins of the Wisdom of Solomon William Horbury 17. Were there schools in ancient Israel? G. I. Davies 18. The trees, the beasts and the birds: fables, parables and allegories in the Old Testament Kevin J. Cathcart 19. The personification of Wisdom Roland E. Murphy 20. Wisdom and the goddess Judith M. Hadley 21. Wisdom at Qumran A. S. van der Woude 22. The interpretation of wisdom in nineteenth-century scholarship Rudopf Smend 23. Wisdom and Old Testament theology R. E. Clements Biographical note: John Adney Emerton Bibliography of the works of John Adney Emerton Karen K. Miticich Indexes.
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