Item description for The Discourse of Wealth and Poverty in the Book of Proverbs (Biblical Interpretation Series) by Timothy J. Sandoval...
"The Discourse of Wealth and Poverty in the Book of Proverbs" argues that the discourse of wealth and poverty in Proverbs is more coherent than is usually thought, and is actually comprised of three distinct, but related subdiscourses of wealth and poverty. The key to discerning the three sub-discourses is recognizing the figurative interpretive possibilities of aspects of the text and the fact that a reading of the book as a whole requires, as a trope or figure does, a significant interpretive act. The book contains an Introduction that includes a discussion of "proverbs and metaphor," an initial chapter that reviews major studies of wealth and poverty in Proverbs followed by three chapters that examine particular passages in Proverbs in depth. A conclusion reviews the work's major conclusions and suggests a possible social-historical setting for the book. Scholars and students of biblical wisdom literature will find this study particularly useful.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.62" Width: 6.42" Height: 0.85" Weight: 1.27 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2005
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004144927 ISBN13 9789004144927
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More About Timothy J. Sandoval
Timothy J. Sandoval received his Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible for Emory University and is currently Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible at Chicago Theological Seminary. He is the editor, with Carleen Mandolfo, of Relating to the Text: Interdisciplinary and Form-Critical Insights on the Bible (2003) and is currently working on a project entitled Wisdom s Worth: Wealth, Poverty, and Value in Israelite Wisdom Literature."