Old Testament Wisdom
An Introduction 2nd Revised edition
By (author) James L. Crenshaw
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Old Testament Wisdom by James L. Crenshaw
Book DescriptionWhen Old Testament Wisdom appeared in 1981, new perspectives on biblical theology, an increasing awareness of ancient Near Eastern texts resembling biblical wisdom, and an emerging interest in ethnic proverbs were mere intimations of what was to become a dramatic outpouring of scholarship on wisdom literature. In this expanded edition, James Crenshaw takes stock of the wealth of new material produced by contemporary interpreters. Liberation and feminists critics, scholars in comparative religion, specialists in devotional theology, and researchers exploring educational systems in the ancient Near East all have enriched our understanding of wisdom literature in recent years, and all receive insightful treatment in this new volume. Now as before, Crenshaw's Old Testament Wisdom is an invaluable asset for anyone wishing to understand the rich and complex legacy of wisdom literature.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780664254629
(152mm x 199mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
Publisher: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author James L. Crenshaw
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Captures the ominous, yet hopeful spirit of Joel's prophecy. This volume offers insights into how Joel's words relate to the modern world.
Education in Ancient Israel, Hardback (December 2007)
Investigates both the pragmatic how's and the philosophical why's of education in ancient Israel and its surroundings. This book demonstrates how the practice of teaching and learning was transformed into the supreme act of worship.
Defending God, Hardback (May 2005)» View all books by James L. Crenshaw
Crenshaw has been writing about and pondering the issue of theodicy - the human effort to justify the ways of the gods or God - for many years. In this volume he presents a synthesis of his ideas on this perennially thorny issue. The result sheds new light on the history of the human struggle with this intractable problem.
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