Item description for The Wisdom Literature (Interpreting Biblical Texts Series) by Richard J. Clifford...
Overview This volume explores the similarities between ancient and modern "wisdom literature" and on the comparable literature from ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Canaan, then devotes a chapter to each book (Prover, Job, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Sirach, and Wisdom of Solomon), examining rhetoric as well as content.
In this volume, Richard J. Clifford seeks to make the biblical wisdom literature intelligible to modern readers. It is easy to quote the occasional proverb, say a few things about "the problem of evil" in Job, or quote "vanity of vanities, " but far more rewarding to read the whole book with an appreciative and informed eye.
Opening chapters of The Wisdom Literature comment on the striking similarities between ancient and modern "wisdom literature" and on the comparable literature from ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Canaan. Thereafter, a chapter is devoted to each biblical wisdom book (Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Sirach, and Wisdom of Solomon), studying not only its content but also its rhetoric -- how it engages the reader.
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.16" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.53" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 1998
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
Series Interpreting Biblical Texts
ISBN 0687008468 ISBN13 9780687008469
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More About Richard J. Clifford
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.
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