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The Wisdom Literature (Interpreting Biblical Texts Series)

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In this volume, Richard J. Clifford seeks to make the biblical wisdom literature intelligible to modern readers. It is easy to quote the occasional proverb, say a few things about "the problem of evil" in Job, or quote "vanity of...


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In this volume, Richard J. Clifford seeks to make the biblical wisdom literature intelligible to modern readers. It is easy to quote the occasional proverb, say a few things about "the problem of evil" in Job, or quote "vanity of vanities, " but far more rewarding to read the whole book with an appreciative and informed eye.


Opening chapters of The Wisdom Literature comment on the striking similarities between ancient and modern "wisdom literature" and on the comparable literature from ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Canaan. Thereafter, a chapter is devoted to each biblical wisdom book (Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Sirach, and Wisdom of Solomon), studying not only its content but also its rhetoric -- how it engages the reader.


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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 360931
  • Product Code 9781426750014
  • ISBN 1426750013
  • EAN 9781426750014
  • Department Academic
  • Category Scripture
  • Sub-Category Hermeneutics
  • Publisher Abingdon Press
  • Publication Date Sep 2011
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No
  • Size 1.24 MB (EPUB)

Richard J Clifford

Richard J. Clifford, S.J. is Dean and Professor of Old Testament at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. He previously taught biblical studies at Weston Jesuit School of Theology from 1970 to 2008.

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