SCM Core Text: Wisdom Literature

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SCM Core Text: Wisdom Literature

This textbook is aimed at undergraduates on level two or three courses relating to Old Testament Wisdom literature. The book begins with a consideration of what the term 'wisdom literature' means in Hebrew usage, and also examines which biblical materials might properly be classified as belonging to the category of wisdom literature. The cultural and political context of ancient Israel is examined, together with an analysis of the key problem of whether or not there were any practical levels of literacy in the period in question. The middle section of the book looks in more depth at those books considered to contain 'wisdom literature': Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom of Solomon and Ecclesiasticus. The genre is characterised by praise of God, often in poetic form and by sayings of wisdom intended to teach about God and about virtue. Questions of authorship, editing, interpretation, the historical context of some of the writings, the book's major themes and sub-themes and the latest criticisms of each are laid out for discussion and analysis.

The book is written with the undergraduate in mind, and is full of pedagogical features including tables and summaries of data, which allows for a more intensive agenda and for those with knowledge of classical Hebrew to pursue individual themes at greater depth.

Specifications of SCM Core Text: Wisdom Literature

GENERAL
AuthorAlastair Hunter
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
EditionFirst Edition
ISBN-100334040159
ISBN-139780334040156
PublisherSCM Press
Number Of Pages302
Publication Date2006-09-29
DIMENSIONS
Height6.13 inch.
Length9.25 inch.
Width16.75 inch.
Weight0.85 pounds.

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