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Overview In this collection, an international group of specialists considers the nature of wisdom in relation to the thought world of the ancient Near East and its impact on the rest of the Old Testament. In addition to full coverage of the wisdom books and other literature most frequently thought to have been influenced by them, thematic studies also introduce the principal comparative sources among Israel's neighbors and discuss the place of wisdom in Israelite religion, theology and society.
Publishers Description Despite much attention to the Wisdom literature of the Old Testament in recent years, there is still great uncertainty about the nature of wisdom in relation to the thought world of the ancient Near East in general and about its impact on the rest of the Old Testament. In this volume the issues are surveyed and evaluated by an international group of specialist contributors. In addition to full coverage of the Wisdom books and other literature most frequently thought to have been influenced by them, thematic studies also introduce the principal comparative sources among Israel's neighbours and discuss the place of Wisdom in Israelite religion, theology and society. Each essay includes a useful survey of relevant recent studies, and the many insights offered by the contributors should make this volume of interest to students and scholars alike.
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Studio: Cambridge University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.01" Width: 6.03" Height: 0.69" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Oct 14, 2005
Publisher Cambridge University Press
ISBN 0521624894 ISBN13 9780521624893
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More About John Day, Robert Gordon & H. G. M. Williamson
John Day is Professor of Old Testament Studies in the University of Oxford and Fellow and Tutor of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.
John Day has published or released items in the following series...
Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement
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An exceptional work on the social context Wisdom lit. Feb 5, 1997
Despite frequent consideration of the wisdom tradition in the Hebrew scriptures in recent years, there is still a redoubtable incertitude about the nature of wisdom writings as they relate to the larger intellectual traditions of the ancient near east cultures in general and about their influence on the Hebrew scriptures as a whole. In this festschrift for noted ancient near east Wisdom literature specialist John Adney Emerton, these problems are methodically promoted, assessed and appraised by an international assortment of specialists. In addition to full coverage of the wisdom books and other literature most frequently considered to have been affected by them, thematic studies also introduce the principal comparative sources among Israel's neighbors and discuss the place of wisdom in Israelite religion, theology and society. Each essay contains a useful survey of relevant recent studies, and the many fresh insights offered by the contributors will make this volume necessary to students and scholars alike. The essays include:
Introduction by John Day, Robert P. Gordon, And H. G. M. Williamson
Part I The ancient near eastern setting
Egyptian wisdom literature, J. D. Ray, Reader in Egyptology, University of Cambridge
Some new Babylonian wisdom literature, W G. Lambert, Emeritus Professor of Assyriology, University of Birmingham
The Wisdom of Ahiqar, Jonas C. Greenfield, Late Professor of Ancient Semitic Languages, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Part 2: Old Testament and Apocryphal texts
Foreign Semitic influence on the wisdom of Israel and its appropriation in the book of Proverbs, John Day, Lecturer in Old Testament, University of Oxford
The limits of theodicy as a theme of the book of Job by E. W. Nicholson, Provost of Oriel College, Oxford
Qoheleth, Otto Kaiser, Emeritus Professor of Old Testament, University of Marburg/Lahn
A house divided: wisdom in Old Testament narrative traditions, Robert P. Gordon, Lecturer in Divinity, University of Cambridge
Wisdom in Solomonic historiography, Andre Le Maire, Directeur d'etudes, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Histoire et Philologie, Paris-Sorbonne
Amos and wisdom, I. A. Soggin, Emeritus Professor of Old Testament, Waldensian Faculty, Rome
Hosea and the wisdom tradition: dependence and independence, A. A. MacIntosh, Dean of St. John's College, Cambridge
Isaiah and the wise, H. G. M. Williamson, Regius Professor of Hebrew, University of Oxford
Jeremiah and the wise. William McKane, Emeritus Professor of Hebrew and Oriental Languages, University of St. Andrews
The wisdom psalms, R. N. Whybray, Emeritus Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament, University of Hull
Wisdom and Daniel, B. A. Mastin, Senior lecturer in Biblical Studies, University College of North Wales, Bangor
Ecclesiasticus: a tract for the times, John C. Snaith, Lecturer in Hebrew and Aramaic, University of Cambridge
The Christian use and the Jewish origins of the Wisdom of Solomon, William Horbury, Lecturer in Divinity, University of Cambridge
Part 3 Themes
Were there schools in ancient Israel? G. I . Davis, Reader in Old Testament Studies, University of Cambridge
The trees, the beasts and the birds: fables, parables and allegories in the Old Testament, Kevin J. Cathcart, Professor of Near Eastern Languages, University College, Dublin
The personification of Wisdom, Roland E. Murphy, George Washington Ivey Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies, Duke University, North Carolina
Wisdom and the goddess, Judith M. Hadley, Assistant Professor of Old Testament, University of Villanova, Pennsylvania
Wisdom at Qumran, A. S. Van Der Woude, Emeritus Professor of Old Testament and Intertestamental Studies, University of' Groningen
The interpretation of wisdom in nineteenth-century scholarship Rudolf Smend, Professor of Old Testament, University of Gottingen, R E. Clements, Emeritus Samuel Davidson Professor of Old Testament Studies, King's College, University of London
Biographical note: John Adney Emerton
Bibliography of the works of John Adney Emerton Karen K. Maticich