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Understanding Wisdom Literature: Conflict and Dissonance in the Hebrew Text,9780802867063

Understanding Wisdom Literature: Conflict and Dissonance in the Hebrew Text

Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 4/1/2012
Publisher(s): Eerdmans Pub Co
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A Spirited, Accessible Introduction to Wisdom Literature in the Bible

Author Biography

David Penchansky is professor of theology at the University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, Minnesota. His other books include Twilight of the Gods: Polystheism in the Hebrew Bible and what Rough Beast? Images of God in the Hebrew Bible.

Table of Contents

Abbreviationsp. ix
Acknowledgmentp. xii
Introductionp. 1
Who Are the Sages?p. 11
What Unity in Proverbs?p. 22
The Meaning of the Book of Jobp. 35
Wisdom, Madness, and Folly: The Three Qohelethsp. 50
Sounds of Silence: The Absence of Covenantal Theology in the Wisdom Literaturep. 64
Sophia and Simon: The Two Poles of Ben Sira's Affectionp. 86
The Conservatism of Pseudo-Solomonp. 96
Conclusionp. 111
Bibliographyp. 114
Subject and Author Indexp. 125
Scripture Indexp. 127
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