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Wisdom in Ancient Israel

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In this collection, an international group of specialists considers the nature of wisdom in relation to the thought world of the ancient Near East and its impact on the rest of the Old Testament. In addition to full coverage of...


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In this collection, an international group of specialists considers the nature of wisdom in relation to the thought world of the ancient Near East and its impact on the rest of the Old Testament. In addition to full coverage of the wisdom books and other literature most frequently thought to have been influenced by them, thematic studies also introduce the principal comparative sources among Israel's neighbours and discuss the place of wisdom in Israelite religion, theology, and society.
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John Day (Ed)

John Day is research professor emeritus at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris. He previously lectured at the universities of Paris VII and Tel-Aviv and has taught in the US and Italy. His published works include" The Medieval Market Economy" (1987).

Robert P Gordon (Ed)

Gordon-University of Cambridge A

H G M Williamson (Ed)

Hugh G M Williamson (M.A., Ph.D., University of Cambridge; D.D., University of Oxford; F.B.A.,) is Regius Professor of Hebrew at University of Oxford, Christ Church and within the Faculty of Oriental Studies. He has recently completed the highly acclaimed Isaiah 1-5 (International Critical Commentary Series) and the award winning Ezra-Nehemiah (Word Bible Commentary).
Other publications include Variations on a Theme: King, Messiah and Servant in the Book of Isaiah; Israel in the Books of Chronicles (Cambridge); 1 and 2 Chronicles (New Century Bible) and The Book Called Isaiah: Deutero-Isaiahs Role in Composition and Redaction.
Koorong -Editorial Review.

  • Introduction John Day, Robert P. Gordon, And H. G. M. Williamson
  • Part I. The Ancient Near Eastern Setting: 1. Egyptian Wisdom Literature J.
  • D. Ray
  • 2. Some New Babylonian Wisdom Literature W. G. Lambert
  • 3. The Wisdom Of Ahiqar Jonas C. Greenfield
  • Part Ii. Old Testament And Apocryphal Texts: 4. Foreign Semitic Influence
  • On The Wisdom Of Israel And Its Appropriation In The Book Of Proverbs John
  • Day
  • 5. The Limits Of Theodicy As A Theme Of The Book Of Job E. W. Nicholson
  • 6. Qoheleth Otto Kaiser
  • 7. A House Divided: Wisdom In Old Testament Narrative Traditions Robert P.
  • Gordon
  • 8. Wisdom In Solomonic Historiography Andre Lemaire
  • 9. Amos And Wisdom J. A. Soggin
  • 10. Hosea And The Wisdom Tradition: Dependence And Independence A. A.
  • Macintosh
  • 11. Isaiah And The Wise H. G. M. Williamson
  • 12. Jeremiah And The Wise William Mckane
  • 13. The Wisdom Psalms R. N. Whybray
  • 14. Wisdom And Daniel B. A. Mastin
  • 15. Ecclesiasticus: A Tract For The Times John G. Snaith
  • 16. The Christian Use And The Jewish Origins Of The Wisdom Of Solomon
  • William Horbury
  • 17. Were There Schools In Ancient Israel? G. I. Davies
  • 18. The Trees, The Beasts And The Birds: Fables, Parables And Allegories
  • In The Old Testament Kevin J. Cathcart
  • 19. The Personification Of Wisdom Roland E. Murphy
  • 20. Wisdom And The Goddess Judith M. Hadley
  • 21. Wisdom At Qumran A. S. Van Der Woude
  • 22. The Interpretation Of Wisdom In Nineteenth-century Scholarship Rudopf
  • Smend
  • 23. Wisdom And Old Testament Theology R. E. Clements
  • Biographical Note: John Adney Emerton
  • Bibliography Of The Works Of John Adney Emerton Karen K. Miticich
  • Indexes.

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