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The Wisdom Literature (Interpreting Biblical Texts Series)

Richard J Clifford

The Wisdom Literature (Interpreting Biblical Texts Series)

Richard J Clifford

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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 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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About "The Wisdom Literature (Interpreting Biblical Texts Series)"

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 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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Meet the Author

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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  • Catalogue Code 105260
  • Product Code 0687008468
  • EAN 9780687008469
  • Pages 192
  • Department Academic
  • Category Scripture
  • Sub-Category Hermeneutics
  • Publisher Abingdon Press
  • Publication Date Aug 1998
  • Dimensions 232 x 153 x 13 mm
  • Weight 0.278kg

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