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Wisdom Literature: A Theological History [Paperback]

By Leo G. Perdue (Author)
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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.

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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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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Pages   415
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 1"
Weight:   1.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 3, 2011
ISBN  0664229190  
ISBN13  9780664229191  

Availability  142 units.
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More About Leo G. Perdue

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Leo G. Perdue is Professor of Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School, Fort Worth, TX, USA. He is the author of numerous books, including Wisdom and Creation: The Theology of Wisdom Literature (Abingdon, 1994, Second printing, 1995), After the Collapse of History: New Approaches to Biblical Theology (Fortress. 2005), and Sword and Stylus: An Invitation to Wisdom in the Age of Empires (Eerdmans, 2008). He is the series editor for The Library of Biblical Theology at Abingdon Press and Vandenhoeck &Ruprecht's Library of Wisdom. He is the English editor The Biblical Encyclopedia (Kohlhammer, Deutsch; SBL Press, English).

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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