eBook An Introduction to Israel's Wisdom Traditions, 1st Edition

  • John L. McLaughlin
  • Published By: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 1467450561
  • ISBN-13: 9781467450560
  • DDC: 223
  • 230 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released July 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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This introductory-level textbook begins by explaining the meaning of wisdom to the Israelites and surrounding cultures before moving into the conventions of the genre and its poetic forms. The heart of the book examines Proverbs, Job, Qoheleth (Ecclesiastes), and the deuterocanonical Ben Sira and Wisdom of Solomon. McLaughlin also explores the influence of wisdom throughout the Old Testament and in the New Testament.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: The Nature of Wisdom.
1: The International Context for Israel's Wisdom.
2: The Expression of Wisdom.
3: Proverbs.
4: Job.
5: Qoheleth.
6: Ben Sira.
7: The Wisdom of Solomon.
8: Wisdom Influence in the First Testament.
9: Wisdom Theology.
10: The Continuation of Wisdom.
Index of Authors.
Index of Subjects.
Index of Ancient Texts.