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The Wisdom Literature (Interpreting Biblical Texts Series) [Paperback]

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Pages   181
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.16" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.53"
Weight:   0.7 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 1998
Publisher   Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN  0687008468  
EAN  9780687008469  


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This volume explores the similarities between ancient and modern "wisdom literature" and on the comparable literature from ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Canaan, then devotes a chapter to each book (Prover, Job, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Sirach, and Wisdom of Solomon), examining rhetoric as well as content.

Publishers Description

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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More About Richard J. Clifford, Mohammad O. Tokhi, Gurvinder S. Virk, Meir Magal, Ph.D., John Paul Dunne, A. Peterson & Sylvia Yount

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! 2008: Boston College School of Theololgy and Ministry 2007: RICHARD J CLIFFORD is Professor of Old Testament, Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambrdige, MA

Richard J. Clifford currently resides in Cambridge, in the state of Massachusetts.

Richard J. Clifford has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries
  2. Collegeville Bible Commentary
  3. Interpreting Biblical Texts
  4. New Interpreter's Bible
  5. Old Testament Library
  6. Society of Biblical Literature Symposium


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