Biblical Books of Wisdom

A Study of Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, and Other Wisdom Literature in the bible
Author: James M. Efird
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 157910634X
Category: Religion
Page: 96
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The Tree of Life

An Exploration of Biblical Wisdom Literature
Author: Roland Edmund Murphy
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802839657
Category: Religion
Page: 286
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Since 1990 Roland Murphy's Tree of Life has been a standard introduction to the wisdom literature of the Bible. Now The Tree of Life is available in a third edition, complete with a new preface by the author and a special supplement that surveys the latest developments in wisdom research. This superb study thoroughly explores the wisdom writings of the Bible, interpreting this literature in a way that illumines the development of Israel's search for wisdom throughout its tumultuous history. Murphy looks at each wisdom book individually -- Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, Ecclesiasticus, and Wisdom of Solomon -- and adds to them a discussion of wisdom from other parts of the Old Testament. His careful investigations expose the various guises that wisdom adopts -- the "fear of the Lord," moral formation, the universality of human experience, the mysteries of creation, and others.

The Wisdom Literature

Interpreting Biblical Texts Series
Author: Richard J. Clifford
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426750013
Category: Religion
Page: 141
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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.

Wisdom


Author: Richard J. Clifford
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814628540
Category: Religion
Page: 88
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In the book of Wisdom, we find the literary voice of Solomon, the model king and seeker of wisdom sharing his meditations. Concepts from Greek philosophy are integrated into Jewish tradition to present new insights into how wisdom can be both a quality of God and a human characteristic. Three affirmations in this lyrical book especially resonate for modern Christians: the kingdom of God means that God's justice actually rules the world; God is Lord of the universe, not just the God of heaven; and God is engaged in human history and dwells with the human race. Richard J. Clifford, SJ, is professor of Old Testament at Boston College School of Theology. He taught biblical studies at Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge from 1970 to 2008. His doctorate is from Harvard University. He was general editor of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly and is a former president of the Catholic Biblical Association. As well as teaching and lecturing in scholarly circles, he is active in adult education in various New England dioceses.

The Navarre Bible: Wisdom Books : the books of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes (Qoheleth), the Wisdom of Solomon, and Sirach (Ecclesiasticus)


Author: University of Navarre
Publisher: Scepter Publishers
ISBN: 9781594170140
Category: Bibles
Page: 560
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This volume, which follows the pattern of the highly successful Navarre Bible New Testament, consists of the Revised Standard Version and the New Vulgate with a Commentary by members of the Faculty of Theology at the University of Navarre, Spain.Whereas the first five books of the Old Testament - the Pentateuch - record the Law of Moses in the form of commandments, the Wisdom Books propound that teaching in the form of counsels and proverbs. They also reveal the close connection between knowledge that comes through faith, and knowledge acquired through human reasoning.

Old Testament Wisdom

An Introduction
Author: James L. Crenshaw
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 0664234593
Category: Religion
Page: 308
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"For decades, James Crenshaw's Old Testament Wisdom has been the premier introduction to the wisdom books of the Old Testament. That tradition continues with this newly updated edition. This popular textbook introduces readers to the wisdom tradition as well as the biblical books of Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, Sirach, and the Wisdom of Solomon. In addition, Crenshaw has expanded the discussion to include sapiential works from the Dead Sea Scrolls, the impact of wisdom traditions on the New Testament writers, and a new chapter on knowledge about God and the ancient sages' understanding of revelation. He provides expert analysis of the legacy of wisdom in other parts of the canon and in other cultures, offering new insights and fresh perspectives that can only come from one so well versed on the significance of Old Testament wisdom" -- BACK COVER.

The Ambiguity of Death in the Book of Wisdom 1-6

A Study of Literary Structure and Interpretation
Author: Michael Kolarcik
Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
ISBN: 9788876531279
Category: Religion
Page: 208
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God did not make death (1:13)... death entered the world (2:24). Numerous studies have dealt with the idea of death in Wisdom from different points of view: eschatology, theology of sin, and the development of the idea of death in the OT.

Exploring the Old Testament

A Guide to the Psalms & Wisdom Literature
Author: Ernest C. Lucas
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830853111
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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Ernest C. Lucas provides an informed, illuminating and interactive introduction to the ancient background, the literary artistry, and the varied and timeless messages of the Psalms and Wisdom literature.

Wisdom Literature in Mesopotamia and Israel


Author: Richard J. Clifford
Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
ISBN: 1589832191
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 116
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The last fifty years have seen a dramatic increase of interest in the wisdom literature of the Bible, as scholars have come to appreciate the subtlety and originality of Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes as well as of Sirach and Wisdom of Solomon. Interest has likewise grown in the wisdom literatures of the neighboring cultures of Canaan, Egypt, and especially Mesopotamia. To help readers understand the place of biblical wisdom within this broader context, including its originality and distinctiveness, this volume offers a collection of essays by Assyriologists and biblicists on the social, intellectual, and literary setting of Mesopotamian wisdom; on specific wisdom texts; and on key themes common to both Mesopotamian and biblical culture. --From publisher's description.

Character in Crisis

A Fresh Approach to the Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament
Author: William P. Brown
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802841353
Category: Religion
Page: 179
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At a time when the chasm between academic scholarship and theological reflection seems to be widening, both the academic guild and the church share in common an uncertainty over how to study and appropriate the wisdom literature of the Old Testament. On the one hand, mainline denominations have for the most part avoided the books of Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes in their preaching and educational curriculum. Biblical scholars, on the other hand, have labored hard to identify the theological significance and thematic center of the wisdom literature, but without much consensus. In Character in Crisis, William P. Brown helps to break the impasse by demonstrating that the aim of the Bible's wisdom literature is the formation of moral character - both for individuals and for the community. Brown traces the theme of moral identity and conduct throughout the wisdom literature of the Old Testament, with a concluding reflection on the Epistle of James in the New Testament, and explores a range of issues that includes literary characterization, moral discourse, worldview, and the theology of the ancient sages. He examines the ways in which central characters such as God, wisdom, and human beings are profiled in the wisdom books and shows how their characterizations impart ethical meaning to the reading community, both ancient and modern.

Old Testament Wisdom

An Introduction
Author: James L. Crenshaw
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664254629
Category: Religion
Page: 255
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When 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.

God's Book of Proverbs

Biblical Wisdom Arranged by Topic
Author: B&H Editorial Staff
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 1462778690
Category: Bibles
Page: 192
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God’s Book of Proverbs includes the entire text of the book of Proverbs from the Bible arranged topically. This practical and helpful resource allows readers to quickly access and apply the wisdom and insights found in this sacred portion of Scripture. Also included is the article Connecting Wisdom to Jesus by Trevin Wax explaining how Jesus is the fount from which all wisdom flows. The God’s Book of Proverbs features the highly reliable, highly readable text of the Christian Standard Bible (CSB), which stays as literal as possible to the Bible’s original meaning without sacrificing clarity. The CSB’s optimal blend of accuracy and readability makes Scripture more moving, more memorable, and more motivating to read and share with others.

The Secrets of Biblical Wisdom

Unleashing the Power of Heavenly Insight in Your Life
Author: Kyle Searcy
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441260897
Category: Religion
Page: 192
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Rising Leader Shows Readers How to Harness Spiritual Wisdom for Sucessful Living When facing life problems, Christians ask God for help, for blessings, for miracles, for intervention. Rarely do they ask for the one thing that can solve the majority of their problems wisdom. While wisdom is valued, it is rarely sought after. It is attributed to Solomon and relegated to Old Testament days. Yet the Bible tells us that wisdom is still calling us today (Proverbs 8:1). Kyle Searcy, respected leader and pastor, has experienced the favor and blessing of wisdom in his own life. Here he shares the secrets to unlocking the power of wisdom, guiding believers along the path of acquiring and harnessing spiritual wisdom. Through personal examples, stories, Scriptures, and biblical examples, he shows how possessing wisdom produces, among other things, favor, special skills, and wealth. Each chapter ends with practical actions to assist readers in pursuing wisdom and enjoying its benefits in their personal situations.

An Introduction to Wisdom Literature and the Psalms

Festschrift Marvin E. Tate
Author: Marvin E. Tate,Harold Wayne Ballard,W. Dennis Tucker
Publisher: Mercer University Press
ISBN: 9780865546523
Category: Religion
Page: 242
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"An Introduction to Wisdom Literature and the Psalms is a Festschrift for Senior Professor Marvin E. Tate of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, who by students and colleagues alike has been cited as "Professor Exemplar." This Festschrift will be welcomed as an exemplary textbook by those who study and teach Old Testament Wisdom Literature and the Psalms." "This collection of essays offers a unique approach to studying the Wisdom Literature and the Psalms. The essays explore introductory themes and background issues to give the student a solid understanding of the ways of wisdom and psalmody in the Old Testament."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Tree of Life

A Book of Wisdom for Men: Biblical Wisdom for Everyday Living
Author: Eric Kampmann
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780825305313
Category: Religion
Page: 408
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Scripture taken from the Holy Bible: New International Version (NIV).

Israel's Wisdom Literature

A Liberation-critical Reading
Author: Dianne Bergant
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9781451406597
Category: Religion
Page: 194
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This series looks at various sections of the Old Testament from the perspective of a worldview in which various groups of humans, and other parts of the natural world, are considered in a relational way. Covers all the wisdom books of the Hebrew Bible and the Greek Apocrypha.

An Introduction to the Old Testament Poetic Books


Author: C. Hassell Bullock
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9781575674506
Category: Religion
Page: 336
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The poetic books of the Old Testament--Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon--are often called humankind's reach toward God. The other books of the Old Testament picture God's reach toward man through the redemptive story. Yet these five books reveal the very hear of men and women struggling with monumental issues such as suffering, sin, forgiveness, joy, worship, and the passionate love between a man and woman. C. Hassell Bullock, a noted Old Testament scholar, delves deep into the hearts of the five poetic books, offering readers helpful details such as harmeneutical considerations for each book, theological content and themes, detailed analysis of each book, and cultural perspectives. Hebrew is a language of "intrinsic musical quality that naturally supports poetic expression," says Bullock in his introduction. That poetic expression comes from the heart of the Old Testament writers and reaches all of us exactly where we are in our own struggles and joys.

Wisdom Literature

A Theological History
Author: Leo G. Perdue
Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp
ISBN: 0664229190
Category: Religion
Page: 415
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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.

The Wisdom Literature


Author: Kathleen O'Connor
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780814655719
Category: Religion
Page: 199
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This volume presents the spiritualties, implicit or explicit, of the wisdom books of the Old Testament. An additional goal is to explore the vast and frequently overlooked resource that wisdom literature provides for contemporary believers.