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Number of Pages: 200
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2018
|Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)|
It can be a challenge to understand wisdoms place in Israels salvific history, but John L. McLaughlin makes this complicated genre straightforward and accessible.
This introductory-level textbook begins by explaining the meaning of wisdom to the Israelites and surrounding cultures before moving into the conventions of the genre and its poetic forms. The heart of the book explores the wisdom books themselves: Proverbs, Job, Qoheleth (Ecclesiastes), and the deuterocanonical Ben Sira and Wisdom of Solomon. McLaughlin also points to where wisdom is expressed in the historical books and in the New Testament.
Designed especially for beginning students, An Introduction to Israels Wisdom Traditions offers an informed, panoramic view of wisdom literatures place in the biblical canon.