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Wisdom Intoned (Library Of Hebrew Bible/old Testament Studies Series)

Hardback|Oct 2015
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It has been hard to categorise and identify the 'Wisdom psalms' within the Psalter. Interpreters have produced different lists of wisdom psalms of greatly varying lengths, and individual scholars often change their choices over time. Cheung re-examines the issues at...


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It has been hard to categorise and identify the 'Wisdom psalms' within the Psalter. Interpreters have produced different lists of wisdom psalms of greatly varying lengths, and individual scholars often change their choices over time. Cheung re-examines the issues at stake in identifying this group of psalms in order to better describe the configuration of this psalmic genre. Past scholarship has failed to settle this issue because of the use of unfit criteria and an ill-understood concept of genre.


With the aid of the concepts of 'family resemblance' and 'prototypes', this book proposes to define 'wisdom psalms' as a psalm family which is characterised by a wisdom-oriented constellation of its generic features. Three such features are identified after a fresh assessment of the most typical characteristics of 'wisdom literature'. This proposed method is put to test in the extensive study of seven psalms (37, 49, 73, 128, 32, 39, and 19) and the three criteria are verified to be suitable descriptors of the 'wisdom psalm' family. Cheung also explores questions related to the wisdom-cult disparity, Joban parallels as wisdom indicators, and the wisdom-orientation of 'torah psalms'.


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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 437568
  • Product Code 9780567661524
  • ISBN 0567661520
  • EAN 9780567661524
  • Pages 224
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Old Testament
  • Publisher T&t Clark
  • Publication Date Oct 2015
  • Dimensions 234 x 156 x 25mm
  • Weight 0.454kg
  • Chapter One Classifying 'wisdom Psalms' Chapter Two The Salient Wisdom Features Chapter Three Psalm 37: The Abcs Of Living In The Land Chapter Four Psalm 49: The Riddle Of Death Chapter Five Psalm 73: Crossing The Boundary Chapter Six 'wisdom' In The Fringe (i): Two Cultic Psalms Chapter Seven 'wisdom' In The Fringe (ii): A Joban And A Torah Psalm Chapter Eight: Conclusion Appendix: 'wisdom Psalms' Lists Bibliography

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