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Leo G. Perdue, Professor of Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas, is an international authority of wisdom literature and the author of numerous books, including Provers in the esteemed Interpretation commentary series.
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
|Publication Date: 2007|
The Sword and the Stylus: An Introduction to Wisdom in the Age of EmpiresLeo G. PerdueWm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2007 / Trade Paperback$34.20 Retail:
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In Search of Wisdom: Essays in Memory of John G. GammieLeo G. PerdueWestminster John Knox Press / 1993 / Trade Paperback$31.50 Retail:4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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The Tree of Life: An Exploration of Biblical Wisdom LiteratureRoland MurphyWm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2002 / Trade Paperback$21.99 Retail:
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The Old Testament's wisdom literature offers one of the most intriguing collections of biblical books (Proverbs, Job, the Psalms about Torah and wisdom, Ecclesiastes, Qoheleth, Ben Sira, and the Wisdom of Solomon). In this magisterial textbook, preeminent wisdom scholar Leo G. Perdue sets each book of wisdom in its historical context, examining the conditions that produced the book and shaped its thinking. This allows him to show how wisdom thought changed over time in response to shifting historical and social conditions. In addition to analyzing the historical setting of wisdom, Perdue discerns the theological themes and theological developments within this rich literature.