In Search of Wisdom: Essays in Memory of John G. Gammie  -     By: Leo G. Perdue
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In Search of Wisdom: Essays in Memory of John G. Gammie

Westminster John Knox Press / 1993 / Paperback

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This much-needed volume provides a comprehensive study of wisdom in the Hebrew Bible, in selected intertestamental and rabbinic texts, and in the New Testament. An introductory essay summarizes the various meanings of wisdom in current research and offers an accurate understanding of the term: a worldview, social movement, and language. Seventeen essays by leading scholars - including Joseph Blenkinsopp, Carole R, Fontaine, Michael V. Fox, Raymond C. Van Leeuwen, Samuel Terrien, James L. Crenshaw and others follow. This helpful book allows students to identify and understand the presence of wisdom in the Bible and related documents.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 318
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 1993
ISBN: 0664252958
ISBN-13: 9780664252953

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This much-needed volume provides a comprehensive study of wisdom in the Hebrew Bible, in selected intertestamental and Rabbinic texts, and in the New Testament. An introductory essay summarizes the various meanings of wisdom in current research and offers an accurate understanding of the term. With seventeen essays by leading scholars, this helpful book allows students to identify and understand the presence of wisdom in the Bible and related literatures.

Author Bio

Leo G. Perdue is Professor of Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas. He is aninternational authority on wisdom literature and the author of numerous books, including Proverbs in the esteemed Interpretation commentary series. Bernard Brandon Scott is Darbeth Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Phillips Theological Seminary, University of Tulsa, in Oklahoma. He is a charter member of the Jesus Seminar and a consultant to the American Bible Society. William Johnston Wiseman is Pastor Emeritus of First Presbyterian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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