The Tree of Life (3rd Edition)
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Since 1990 Roland Murphy's The Tree of Life has been a standard introduction to the wisdom literature of the Bible. Now The Tree of Life is available in a third edition, complete with a new preface by the author and a special supplement that surveys the latest developments in wisdom research.This superb study devotes a chapter to each of the wisdom writings of scripture, interpreting each work in a way that clearly lays out the development of Israel's search for wisdom throughout its tumultuous history.
Murphy received his doctorate in theology at the Catholic University of America, and was professor there, first in Semitic Language and then in Old Testament. Since 1971 he has been at the Duke University Divinity School, where he is George Washington Ivey Professor of Biblical Studies.