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Wisdom Literature in Mesopotamia and Israel (Society of Biblical Literature Syumposium) [Paperback]

By Richard J. Clifford (Editor)
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Pages   116
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.31"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 15, 2007
Publisher   Society of Biblical Literature
ISBN  1589832191  
EAN  9781589832190  


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The last fifty years have seen a dramatic increase of interest in the wisdom literature of the Bible, as scholars have come to appreciate the subtlety and originality of Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes as well as of Sirach and Wisdom of Solomon. Interest has likewise grown in the wisdom literatures of the neighboring cultures of Canaan, Egypt, and especially Mesopotamia. To help readers understand the place of biblical wisdom within this broader context, including its originality and distinctiveness, this volume offers a rich collection of essays by distinguished Assyriologists and biblicists on the social, intellectual, and literary setting of Mesopotamian wisdom; on specific wisdom texts; and on key themes common to both Mesopotamian and biblical culture. Scholars, pastors, and laity will find these essays both fascinating and enriching. Contributors to the volume include Paul-Alain Beaulieu, Richard J. Clifford, James L. Crenshaw, Edward Greenstein, Victor Avigdor Hurowitz, Karel van der Toorn, and Raymond C. Van Leeuwen.



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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...
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  2. Collegeville Bible Commentary
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  4. New Interpreter's Bible
  5. Old Testament Library
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