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The Cultural Life Setting of the Proverbs

The Cultural Life Setting of the Proverbs

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Reading the Proverbs as "timeless" observations and recommendations regarding human nature, valid for all cultures and places, blunts their cultural relevance, argues John J. Pilch, Similar in approach and format to the Social-Science Commentary on the New Testament volume that he authored with Richard L. Rohrbaugh and Bruce J. Malina, this volume explore and describes the cultural matrix of the Mediterranean world from which the Proverbs come and of which they are descriptive. A list of social-science "scenarios" provides ready reference to particular aspects of the larger Mediterranean culture. Book jacket.

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Reading the Proverbs as "timeless" observations and recommendations regarding human nature, valid for all cultures and places, blunts their cultural relevance, argues John J. Pilch, Similar in approach and format to the Social-Science Commentary on the New Testament volume that he authored with Richard L. Rohrbaugh and Bruce J. Malina, this volume explore and describes the cultural matrix of the Mediterranean world from which the Proverbs come and of which they are descriptive. A list of social-science "scenarios" provides ready reference to particular aspects of the larger Mediterranean culture. Book jacket.
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Meet the Author

John J Pilch

John J. Pilch is Professor of Biblical Studies at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.. His works include Healing in the New Testament (Fortress Press, 2000); Social-Science Commentary on the Book of Revelation (with Bruce J. Malina; Fortress Press, 2000) and Social-Science Commentary on the Book of Acts (with Bruce J. Malina; Fortress Press, 2009).

Table Of Contents

  • Preface; Introduction; Outline Of Proverbs; Bibliography; Reading Scenarios; List Of Reading Scenarios.

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  • Catalogue Code 450800
  • Product Code 9781506406794
  • ISBN 1506406793
  • EAN 9781506406794
  • Pages 278
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Old Testament
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Publication Date Mar 2016
  • Sales Rank #75199
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 20 mm
  • Weight 0.308kg

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