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A biblical theology of gerassapience

Author: Joel A A Ajayi
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, ©2010.
Series: Studies in biblical literature, v. 134.
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Ancient cultures, such as that of the Hebrews, commonly associated wisdom with advanced years. In A Biblical Theology of Gerassapience the author investigates the validity of this correlation through an eclectic approach – including linguistic semantic, tradition-historical, and socio-anthropological methods – to pertinent biblical and extra-biblical texts. There are significant variations in the estimation of
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Ajayi, Joel A.A.
A Biblical Theology of Gerassapience.
New York : Lang, Peter, Publishing Inc., ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joel A A Ajayi
ISBN: 9781453900369 1453900365
OCLC Number: 774287530
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 267 pages).
Contents: Editor's Preface ix; Acknowledgments xi; Chapter One: Introductory Matters 1; Challenges and Purpose of the Study 3; Nature and Scope of the Study 17; Chapter Two: Methodological Concerns 25; Linguistic Approach to the Study 25; Tradition-Historical Approach to the Study 32; Social-Anthropological Approach to the Study 36; Chapter Three: Philological Concerns I:The Semantic Domain of ("Wisdom") 49; History of Scholarship 49; Etymological Analysis 54; Lexical Analysis 57; Comparative Analysis 66; Summative Definition 69. Chapter Four: Philological Concerns II:The Semantic Domain of ("Old Age") 87History of Scholarship 88; Etymological Analysis 93; Lexical Analysis 95; Comparative Analysis 100; Summative Definition 102; Chapter Five: Social Anthropology of Gerassapiencein Pre-Monarchical Israel 111; Evidences of Gerassapience in the Patriarchal Narratives 112; Functions of Gerassapience in Early Israel 128; Chapter Six: Social Theology of Gerassapiencein Monarchical Israel 143; Introductory Overview of the Deuteronomic History 143; Evidences of Gerassapience in the United Monarchy 146. Evidences of Gerassapience in the Divided Monarchy 157Functions of Gerassapience in the Monarchical Israel 161; Chapter Seven: Conflicting Views of Gerassapiencein Post-Monarchical Israel 175; Evidences of Gerassapience in the Wisdom Literature 176; Evidences of Gerassapience in the Book of Psalms 186; Functions of Gerassapience in Post-Monarchical Israel 193; Chapter Eight: Concluding Remarks 207; Semantic Elements of Gerassapience in Ancient Israel 209; Functional Elements of Gerassapience in Ancient Israel 211; Selected Bibliography 215; Index 253.
Series Title: Studies in biblical literature, v. 134.
Responsibility: Joel A.A. Ajayi.

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