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Old Testament wisdom : an introduction

Author: James L Crenshaw
Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"For decades, 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 has expanded the discussion to include sapiential  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James L Crenshaw
ISBN: 9780664234591 0664234593
OCLC Number: 426147298
Description: xviii, 308 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: James L. Crenshaw.
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"For decades, 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 has expanded the discussion to include sapiential works from the Dead Sea Scrolls, the impact of wisdom traditions on the New Testament writers, and a new chapter on knowledge about God and the ancient sages' understanding of revelation. He provides 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"--Back cover.

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"Crenshaw's treatment delights the scholar while not stultifying the student. It deserves a prizefor scholarship and insight."--James Chukwuma Okoye, CSSp, The Bible Today, July 2010 p.234

 
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