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Wisdom Literature: A Theological History [Paperback]

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Pages   415
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 1"
Weight:   1.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 3, 2011
Publisher   PRESBYTERIAN PUBLISHING #86
ISBN  0664229190  
EAN  9780664229191  


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Explore the rich cultural streams that shaped the Wisdom literature of antiquity. From Babylon's sapiential tradition in Job and Egyptian skepticism in Qoheleth to Hellenistic influences in Ben Sira, Perdue's magisterial exploration sets representative books in historical context. Analyzing conditions that helped produce them, he discusses their theological themes and the genre's overall evolution.

Publishers Description

The Old Testament's wisdom literature offers one of the most intriguing collections of biblical books (Proverbs, Job, the Psalms about Torah and wisdom, Ecclesiastes, Qoheleth, Ben Sira, and the Wisdom of Solomon). In this magisterial textbook, preeminent wisdom scholar Leo G. Perdue sets each book of wisdom in its historical context, examining the conditions that produced the book and shaped its thinking. This allows him to show how wisdom thought changed over time in response to shifting historical and social conditions. In addition to analyzing the historical setting of wisdom, Perdue discerns the theological themes and theological developments within this rich literature.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Leo G. Perdue is President and Professor of the Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University. He is the author of six books including most recently Proverbs (2000), the editor of ten collections, and has published more than 40 essays and journal articles.

Leo G. Perdue has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Blackwell Companions to Religion
  2. Family, Religion, and Culture
  3. Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching & Preaching
  4. Library of Biblical Theology
  5. Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies
  6. Overtures to Biblical Theology
  7. Society of Biblical Literature Resources for Biblical Study


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