Old Testament Wisdom An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0664234593
ISBN-13: 9780664234591
Edition: 3rd 2010
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Description: For thirty years, James Crenshaw's Old Testament Wisdom has been the premier introduction to the wisdom books of the Old Testament. That tradition continues with this newly updated edition. This popular textbook introduces readers to the wisdom  More...

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 2/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

For thirty years, James Crenshaw's Old Testament Wisdom has been the premier introduction to the wisdom books of the Old Testament. That tradition continues with this newly updated edition. This popular textbook introduces readers to the wisdom tradition as well as the biblical books of Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, Sirach, and the Wisdom of Solomon. In addition, Crenshaw offers expert analysis of the legacy of wisdom in other parts of the canon and in other cultures, offering new insights and fresh perspectives that can only come from one so well versed on the significance of Old Testament wisdom.

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Revised Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Abbreviations
Introduction: On Defining Wisdom
The World of Wisdom
The Sapiential Tradition
The Pursuit of Knowledge: Proverbs
The Search for Divine Presence: Job
The Chasing after Meaning: Ecclesiastes
The Quest for Survival: Sirach
The Widening Hunt: Wisdom of Solomon, Psalms with Affinities to Wisdom, and Beyond
The Reciprocating Touch: Knowledge of God in Wisdom Literature
Wisdom's Legacy
Egyptian and Mesopotamian Wisdom Literature
Conclusion
Bibliography (Selected and Annotated)
Index of Ancient Sources
Index of Authors
Index of Hebrew and Greek Words
Index of Subjects

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