The Wisdom Literature: Interpreting Biblical Texts Series
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The Wisdom Literature: Interpreting Biblical Texts Series  -     By: Richard J. Clifford

The Wisdom Literature: Interpreting Biblical Texts Series

Abingdon Press / 1998 / Paperback

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This volume explores the similarities between ancient and modern "wisdom literature" and on the comparable literature from ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Canaan, then devotes a chapter to each book (Prover, Job, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Sirach, and Wisdom of Solomon), examining rhetoric as well as content.

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Title: The Wisdom Literature: Interpreting Biblical Texts Series
By: Richard J. Clifford
Format: Paperback
Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 1998
Weight: 7 ounces
ISBN: 0687008468
ISBN-13: 9780687008469
Series: Interpreting Biblical Texts
Stock No: WW7008468

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In this volume, Richard J. Clifford seeks to make the biblical wisdom literature intelligible to modern readers. It is easy to quote the occasional proverb, say a few things about "the problem of evil" in Job, or quote "vanity of vanities, " but far more rewarding to read the whole book with an appreciative and informed eye.

Opening chapters of The Wisdom Literature comment on the striking similarities between ancient and modern "wisdom literature" and on the comparable literature from ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Canaan. Thereafter, a chapter is devoted to each biblical wisdom book (Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Sirach, and Wisdom of Solomon), studying not only its content but also its rhetoric -- how it engages the reader.

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2008: Boston College School of Theololgy and Ministry

2007: RICHARD J CLIFFORD is Professor of Old Testament, Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambrdige, MA

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