The Cultural Life Setting of the Proverbs
Buy Item $22.99 Retail: $29.00 Save 21% ($6.01)
In Stock
Stock No: WW406794
Fortress Press / 2016 / Paperback

Add To Cart

Add To Wishlist

Add To Cart


The Cultural Life Setting of the Proverbs

Fortress Press / 2016 / Paperback

Buy 24 or more for $21.84 each.
In Stock
Stock No: WW406794

Product Description

Often, readers and commentators read the Proverbs as "timeless" observations and recommendations regarding human nature, valid for all cultures and places. This blunts their cultural relevance, argues John J. Pilch.

For example, proverbs regarding the "good wife" and the "quarrelsome wife" take on different meaning in a context where a married couple were rarely in close daily contact, and the predominantly masculine language used in the Proverbs points to the different cultural spheres of men and women and the different child-rearing practices employed with boys and girls.

Similar in approach and format to the Social-Science Commentary on the New Testament volumes that Pilch authored with Richard L. Rohrbaugh and Bruce J. Malina, this volume explores and describes the cultural matrix of the Mediterranean world from which the Proverbs come and that they describe. The biblical text is paired with commentary addressing those proverbs and proverb collections with particular bearing on patterns of social roles and expectations.

A list of social-science "scenarios" provides ready reference to particular aspects of the large cultural area of the ancient Mediterranean region and North Africa.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 278
Vendor: Fortress Press
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 6 X 9 (inches)
ISBN: 1506406793
ISBN-13: 9781506406794

Related Products

  1. Reading Biblical Poetry: An Introductory Guide
    Reading Biblical Poetry: An Introductory Guide
    J.P. Fokkelman
    Westminster John Knox Press / 2001 / Trade Paperback
    $27.00 Retail: $30.00 Save 10% ($3.00)
  2. Journey to Joy: The Psalms of Ascent
    Journey to Joy: The Psalms of Ascent
    Josh Moody
    Crossway / 2013 / Trade Paperback
    $3.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 73% ($11.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
  3. Where Wisdom is Found
    Where Wisdom is Found
    J.V. Fesko
    Reformation Heritage / Soli Deo Gloria / 2010 / Trade Paperback
    $8.99 Retail: $12.00 Save 25% ($3.01)
  4. The Wisdom Literature
    The Wisdom Literature
    Kathleen M. O'Connor
    Michael Glazier / 1990 / Trade Paperback
    $10.99 Retail: $24.95 Save 56% ($13.96)

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask a Question

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review


Ask a Question

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.