The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes: A Translation with Commentary

Author: N.A
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393080735
Category: Religion
Page: 416
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First time in paperback: “One of the most ambitious literary projects of this or any age.”—Adam Kirsch, New Republic Here in Robert Alter's bold new translation are some of the most magnificent works in world literature. The astounding poetry in the Book of Job is restored to its powerful ancient meanings and rhythms. The creation account in its Voice from the Whirlwind is beautiful and incendiary. By contrast, a serene fatalism suffuses Ecclesiastes with a quiet beauty, and the pithy maxims of Proverbs impart a worldly wisdom that is satirically shrewd. Each of these books addresses the universal wisdom that the righteous thrive and the wicked suffer in a rational moral order; together they are essential to the ancient canon that is the Hebrew Bible.

Auf fremdem Land

Author: Assaf Gavron
Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag
ISBN: 3641112168
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
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Ist das denn zu viel verlangt? Etaniel Asis will doch nur einen Ort, wo er in Ruhe Kirschtomaten für seine Frau ziehen und eine Ziege halten kann. Doch kaum hat er seinen Wohnwagen neben einem kleinen freien Feld mitten im Westjordanland aufgestellt, kommen andere Siedler aus seinem Dorf dazu, es entstehen ein Kindergarten und eine Synagoge, und aus Amerika fließen Spendengelder – obwohl das alles nicht genehmigt ist ... Irgendwo hinter Jerusalem, am Fuße eines Hügels, halb im Naturschutzgebiet, teils auf dem Grund des benachbarten arabischen Dorfes, teils in der militärischen Sicherheitszone, nahe der offiziellen Ansiedlung Ma’aleh Chermesch wächst eine kleine Ansammlung von Wohnwägen zu einer illegalen Siedlung heran. Der Gründer Etaniel Asis, der nur Rukola und Tomaten für den Lieblingssalat seiner Frau anbauen und eine Ziege für die Kinder halten wollte, findet so großen Gefallen an dem urwüchsigen Stück Land, dass er seinen Brotberuf als Buchhalter aufgibt. Eine Straße wird gebaut, ein Generator wird gestellt, ein Wasserturm errichtet. Als die Behörden von der Siedlung erfahren, stellt sich heraus, dass keine Genehmigung für das Abstellen der Wohnwagen vorliegt, aber auch keine, sie zu entfernen ... Ständig ist Ma’aleh Chermesch 3 seitdem von Räumung bedroht, und doch überdauert die Siedlung Jahr um Jahr, zieht Familien wie Singles an, Bauern und Lehrer, einen palästinensischen Hund sowie zwei Brüder, die aus Amerika zurückgekehrt sind und sich als alte Landpioniere verstehen, weil beide im Kibbuz großgeworden sind. Als ein amerikanischer Journalist über die Siedlung berichtet, kommt es zu einer internationalen Krise, der Verteidigungsminister Israels muss sich den USA gegenüber rechtfertigen – und was machen bitte die Japaner im palästinensischen Nachbardorf? Der erfolgreiche israelische Schriftsteller Assaf Gavron erzählt in seinem neuen Roman von der absurden Realität des Lebens in den besetzten Gebieten im Westjordanland und wie es dazu kommen konnte, und er erzählt davon mit einer satirischen Schärfe und einer leidenschaftlichen Ernsthaftigkeit, die ihresgleichen suchen.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

Author: Michael D. Coogan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195377370
Category: Bibles
Page: 1056
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The two-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible is a scholarly reference work with articles on each of the canonical books of the Bible, major apocryphal books of the New and Old Testaments, important non-canonical texts, and thematic essays on topics such as canonicity, textual criticism, and translation. The first in a series of in-depth biblical reference works, Books of the Bible will be available on DRS and in Oxford Biblical Studies Online.

Proverbs and the Formation of Character

Author: Dave Bland
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498221645
Category: Religion
Page: 202
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This book seeks to press the wisdom of Proverbs into active duty in the trenches of everyday life and put the principles of character formation in working clothes. The wisdom Proverbs describes is not designed to master life's challenges but to learn to manage them and adapt. In learning to adapt, individuals grow and mature spiritually. Relying on solid biblical scholarship, this book brings to the fore the neglected sentence literature in Proverbs 10-29 and the vital resources they contribute to the process of character formation. Contrary to popular opinion, the book of Proverbs, even though addressed to youth, is not a book solely for the young, but for those of all ages who desire to continue to grow personally and in their relationship with others and God. The wise in the book of Proverbs employ a plethora of resources to help train up young and old alike to grow into the character of God. Among others, these resources include the value of interacting with others, a healthy understanding of conflict, an appropriate perspective on wealth, a new appreciation for and reliance on the role of the neglected proverb in the education process, and the vital role of family and the faith community. Ultimately the whole process of character formation is founded upon one's relationship with God and the fear of the Lord.

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.

The Wisdom of Proverbs, Job & Ecclesiastes

Author: Derek Kidner
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830896414
Category: Religion
Page: 176
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"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom." In the Wisdom literature of the Bible we first hear the cool voice of a teacher calling us to think--to think hard and humbly. "How long will fools hate knowledge?" cries Wisdom in the book of Proverbs. Then in Job comes the anguished voice of the questioner, earnest enough to seek answers, honest enough to doubt easy ones. In Ecclesiastes the chastened tone of the Preacher warns of the vanity of all life under the sun. Sensitive to both literary form and theological content, Derek Kidner introduces Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes, explaining their basic character and internal structure. He also summarizes and evaluates the wealth of modern criticism focused on each book. Looking at all three books together, Kidner shows how their many voices compare, contrast and ultimately give a unified view of life. Kidner extends his analysis to include Ecclesiasticus and The Wisdom of Solomon from the Apocrapha, and he reprints excerpts from non-Israelite works that parallel the three major books treated.

Wisdom Literature

Job, Proverbs, Ruth, Canticles, Ecclesiastes, and Esther
Author: Roland Edmund Murphy
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802818775
Category: Religion
Page: 185
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The Wisdom Literature

Interpreting Biblical Texts Series
Author: Richard J. Clifford
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 0687008468
Category: Religion
Page: 181
View: 1957

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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.

Job (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms)

Author: Tremper III Longman
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441238654
Category: Religion
Page: 492
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Veteran Old Testament scholar Tremper Longman offers an accessible commentary on one of Scripture's most intriguing books. With his deft exegetical and expositional skill, the resulting work is full of fresh insight into the meaning of the text. In addition to the helpful translation and commentary, this volume considers theological implications of the wisdom texts found in the book of Job as well as their literary, historical, and grammatical dimensions. Footnotes deal with many of the technical matters, allowing readers of varying interest and training levels to read and profit from the commentary and to engage the biblical text at an appropriate level. This built-in versatility has application for both pastors and teachers.

Handbook on the Wisdom Books and Psalms

Author: Daniel J. Estes
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 9781441201577
Category: Religion
Page: 448
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This valuable resource introduces readers to the Old Testament books of wisdom and poetry--Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs--and helps them better understand each book's overall flow. Estes summarizes some of each book's key issues, offers an exposition of the book that interacts with major commentaries and recent studies, and concludes with an extensive bibliography. Now in paperback.

The Divine Feminine in Biblical Wisdom Literature

Selections Annotated & Explained : Translation & Annotation
Author: Rami M. Shapiro
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 1594731098
Category: Religion
Page: 184
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Contemporary translations and powerful commentaries clarify who Wisdom is, what she teaches, and how her words can help you live justly, wisely, and with compassion. Original. $25,000 ad/promo.

Interpreting the Wisdom Books

An Exegetical Handbook
Author: Edward Curtis
Publisher: Kregel Academic
ISBN: 0825442303
Category: Religion
Page: 208
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The Wisdom Literature of the Bible (Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs) is filled with practical principles for everyday life. While some Christians are deterred by the pragmatic character of these matter-of-fact guidelines, they are as integral to God's purposes for His people as the explicitly theological material that dominates other parts of Scripture. The Wisdom books tie these two streams of God's revelation together in a way that enriches and strengthens the church. It is a thorough resource for pastors and teachers to help them navigate the sometimes bewildering waters of the Wisdom Literature.

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.

Einleitung in die Psalmen

Die Gattungen der religiösen Lyrik Israels
Author: Hermann Gunkel
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3647516635
Category: Fiction
Page: 637
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Proverbien 1-9

Der Weisheit neue Kleider
Author: Achim Müller
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110808951
Category: Religion
Page: 365
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The author analyzes the literary structure of Proverbs 1?9 and delineates how this first “collection” of the book of Proverbs came about. One emphasis of the volume is its classification of the stages of growth in regard to the history of wisdom in Israel.

Old Testament Wisdom Literature

A Theological Introduction
Author: Craig G. Bartholomew,Ryan P. O'Dowd
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830898174
Category: Religion
Page: 337
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The books of Job, Proverbs and Ecclesiastes are rooted in the order created by the one true God. Their steady gaze penetrates to the very nature of created reality and leads us toward peace and human flourishing. Craig Bartholomew and Ryan O'Dowd tune our ears to hear once again Lady Wisdom calling in the streets. Old Testament Wisdom Literature provides an informed introduction to the Old Testament wisdom books Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Job. Establishing the books in the context of ancient Near Eastern wisdom traditions and literature, the authors move beyond the scope of typical introductions to discuss the theological and hermeneutical implications of this literature.

An Old Testament Theology

Author: Bruce K. Waltke
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310863325
Category: Religion
Page: 1040
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The Old Testament is more than a religious history of the nation of Israel. It is more than a portrait gallery of heroes of the faith. It is even more than a theological and prophetic backdrop to the New Testament. Beyond these, the Old Testament is inspired revelation of the very nature, character, and works of God. As renowned Old Testament scholar Bruce Waltke writes in the preface of this book, the Old Testament’s every sentence is “fraught with theology, worthy of reflection.” This book is the result of decades of reflection informed by an extensive knowledge of the Hebrew language, the best of critical scholarship, a deep understanding of both the content and spirit of the Old Testament, and a thoroughly evangelical conviction. Taking a narrative, chronological approach to the text, Waltke employs rhetorical criticism to illuminate the theologies of the biblical narrators. Through careful study, he shows that the unifying theme of the Old Testament is the “breaking in of the kingdom of God.” This theme helps the reader better understand not only the Old Testament, but also the New Testament, the continuity of the entire Bible, and ultimately, God himself.