Item description for Introduction to Old Testament Wisdom: A Spirituality for Liberation by Anthony R. Ceresko...
Overview This book provides comprehensive coverage of the wisdom literature within a liberative framework. Ceresko introduces the books of Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes (Qoheleth), Sirach (Ecclesiasticus), and the Book of Wisdom, showing the development and function of wisdom literature in the ancient world and within Israel, both as a form of literature and as a guide for daily life. He presents a general overview of the themes, structure and historical background and looks closely at significant texts from each wisdom book.
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Studio: Orbis Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.3" Width: 6.03" Height: 0.51" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1999
Publisher Orbis Books
ISBN 157075277X ISBN13 9781570752773
Availability 0 units.
More About Anthony R. Ceresko
Ceresko is formerly of St. Peter's Pontifical Institute in Bangalore, India. He is Professor of Old Testament at the Divine Word Seminary in Tagaytay City, Philippines.
Anthony R. Ceresko currently resides in Tagaytay City.
Reviews - What do customers think about Introduction to Old Testament Wisdom: A Spirituality for Liberation?
good book Mar 21, 2006
It is a good book for those beginning to look closely at scripture.
Supplement with The Complete Guide to the Book of Proverbs. Jan 14, 2000
Introduction to Old testament Wisdom is a scholarly and interesting overview of Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, Ecclesiasticus, Wisdom of Solomon and related New Testament verses. It is designed for undergraduate college use and has review questions at the end of each chapter. For a more in-depth commentary specifically on Proverbs read THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE BOOK OF PROVERBS by Cody Jones. There are 6 popular translations of Proverbs, an interesting commentary and numerous drawings and photos to give you a sense of the culture of the time. Many of the mysteries and riddles of Proverbs are explored with surprising new answers.