Old Testament Wisdom
For thirty years, James Crenshaw'sOld 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...
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For thirty years, James Crenshaw'sOld Testament Wisdomhas 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.
James L. Crenshaw (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; D.D., Furman University) is Robert L. Flowers Professor of Old Testament at Duke University Divinity School, Durhan, NC. His Old Testament Wisdom has introduced thousands of students to biblical wisdom, as have his two collections of essays, Urgent Advice and Probing Questions and Prophets, Sages, & Poets.
He has written commentaries on Ecclesiastes, Job, Sirach, and Joel, as well as monographs Education in Ancient Israel, Defending God: Biblical Responses to the Problem of Evil, Prophetic Conflict, and A Whirlpool of Torment.
Presently, he is writing books on Job and Qoheleth, as well as an analysis of twentieth-century research on wisdom literature for Brill.