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The wisdom of Israel : Job and Proverbs

Author: John Paterson
Publisher: London : Lutterworth Press ; Nashville : Abingdon Press, 1961.
Series: Bible guides, 11.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Paterson
OCLC Number: 14690456
Description: 95 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: I. The book of Job --
1. Purpose of the book --
A larger thought of God --
The life-blood of suffering --
A changed view of sin and suffering --
2. Plan of the book --
Folk-tale background --
Plan of the poem --
A soul's pilgrimage --
3. Exposition of the book --
Assembly of the "sons of God" --
Challenge of "the Satan" --
Job's friends --
Rewards and punishment --
Job remains unconvinced --
Final effort of his friends --
Job's outburst of affliction --
The upsurge of hope --
Job at the turning point --
Love stronger than death --
Job's faithful emergence --
The Divine speeches --
God the voice of a friend --
4. Power of the book --
The eternal background --
Reality in religion --
The problem of suffering --
II. The Proverbs --
1. Purpose of the books --
Purpose of the sages --
Background of the sages --
2. Plan of the book --
The eight main sections --
Authorship of Proverbs --
3. Exposition of the book --
The teachable fool --
The hardened fool --
The arrogant fool --
Education according to the sages --
Wisdom, president of the world --
The golden mean of moderation --
Counsels of the sages --
The language of the sages --
The place of Proverbs --
Influence on Christian teaching --
A manual of ethics --
4. The power of the book --
These timeless counsels --
Inherited faith and new dynamic --
The clash of cultures --
History is judgment
Series Title: Bible guides, 11.
Responsibility: by John Paterson.

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