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An Introduction to Israel's Wisdom Traditions

Paperback|May 2018
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: It can be a challenge to understand the Hebrew Bible's wisdom literature and how it relates to biblical history and theology, but John L. McLaughlin makes this complicated genre straightforward and accessible. This introductory-level textbook begins by...


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It can be a challenge to understand the Hebrew Bible's wisdom literature and how it relates to biblical history and theology, but John L. McLaughlin makes this complicated genre straightforward and accessible.


This introductory-level textbook begins by explaining the meaning of wisdom to the Israelites and surrounding cultures before moving into the conventions of the genre and its poetic forms. The heart of the book examines Proverbs, Job, Qoheleth (Ecclesiastes), and the deuterocanonical Ben Sira and Wisdom of Solomon. McLaughlin also explores the influence of wisdom throughout the Old Testament and in the New Testament.


Designed especially for beginning students-and based on twenty-five years of teaching Israel's wisdom literature to university students-McLaughlin's Introduction to Israel's Wisdom Traditions provides an informed, panoramic view of wisdom literature's place in the biblical canon.



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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 508608
  • Product Code 9780802874542
  • ISBN 0802874541
  • EAN 9780802874542
  • Pages 230
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Old Testament
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date May 2018
  • Sales Rank 63335
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 17mm
  • Weight 0.334kg

John L McLaughlin

John L. McLaughlin specializes in Wisdom literature, Prophetic literature, and the Synoptic Gospels. He teaches in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia.