Old Testament Wisdom Literature: A Theological Introduction

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-06-01
  • Publisher: Ivp Academic
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Craig G. Bartholomew and Ryan P. O'Dowd provide 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.

Author Biography

Craig G. Bartholomew is H. Evan Runner Professor of Philosophy and professor of religion and theology at Redeemer University College and is on the faculty of the Paideia Center for Public Theology. He has edited numerous books and studies, including the Scripture and Hermeneutics Series, and is the author of a commentary on Ecclesiastes. Ryan P. O'Dowd is senior visiting lecturer in aerospace studies at Cornell University. Previously he taught Old Testament at Redeemer University College and was on the faculty of the Paideia Center for Public Theology. He is the author of The Wisdom of Torah.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 9
Abbreviationsp. 11
Introductionp. 13
An Introduction to Old Testament Wisdomp. 19
The Ancient World of Wisdomp. 32
The Poetry of Wisdom and the Wisdom of Poetryp. 47
Proverbsp. 73
Women, Wisdom and Valorp. 101
Jobp. 127
Where Can Wisdom Be Found?p. 167
Ecclesiastesp. 188
For Everything There Is a Seasonp. 210
Jesus, the Wisdom of Godp. 231
The Theology of Old Testament Wisdomp. 261
The Theology of Wisdom Todayp. 290
Author Indexp. 328
Subject Indexp. 330
Scripture Indexp. 332
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