Dictionary of the Old Testament Wisdom Poetry WritingsDictionary of the Old Testament Wisdom Poetry Writings



Although the OT Wisdom literature is in many ways unique within the *canon of Scripture, it does not remove itself from the key theological concepts of that broader canon. The theme of covenant is not an explicit focus in Proverbs, ...

Author: Tremper Longman III

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830817832

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Tremper Longman III and Peter E. Enns edit this collection of 148 articles by over 90 contributors on Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Lamentations, Ruth and Esther.

Introduction to Old Testament WisdomIntroduction to Old Testament Wisdom



Ceresko introduces the books of Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes (Qoheleth), Sirach (Ecclesiasticus), and the Book of Wisdom, showing the development and function of wisdom literature in the ancient world and within Israel, both as a form of ...

Author: Anthony R. Ceresko

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 9781570752773

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"Introduction to Old Testament Wisdom provides comprehensive coverage of the wisdom literature within a liberative framework. Ceresko introduces the books of Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes (Qoheleth), Sirach (Ecclesiasticus), and the Book of Wisdom, showing the development and function of wisdom literature in the ancient world and within Israel, both as a form of literature and as a guide for daily life. He presents a general overview of the themes, structure and historical background and looks closely at significant texts from each wisdom book."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Old Testament Wisdom LiteratureOld Testament Wisdom Literature



... then this sort of neutral, objective approach to learning and education is a dangerous charade, obscuring the powerful Enlightenment metanarrative that informs it Taking Old Testament wisdom seriously will alert us, contra Turner, ...

Author: Craig G. Bartholomew

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830898176

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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. More than an introduction, however, this is a thoughtful consideration of the hermeneutical implications of this literature.

Dictionary of the Old Testament Wisdom Poetry and WritingsDictionary of the Old Testament Wisdom Poetry and Writings



As wisdom answers the basic worldview questions, it reflects a theological understanding that corresponds with teaching found in the rest of the OT. Wisdom, then, though it has emphases that in many cases are different from the Law, ...

Author: TREMPER LONGMAN III

Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press

ISBN: 9781789740493

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The Old Testament books of wisdom and poetry carry themselves differently from those of the Pentateuch, the histories or the prophets. The divine voice does not peal from Sinai, there are no narratives carried along by prophetic interpretation nor are oracles declaimed by a prophet. Here Scripture often speaks in the words of human response to God and God's world. The hymns, laments and thanksgivings of Israel, the dirge of Lamentations, the questionings of Qohelet, the love poetry of the Song of Songs, the bold drama of Job and the proverbial wisdom of Israel all offer their textures to this great body of biblical literature. Then too there are the finely crafted stories of Ruth and Esther that narrate the silent providence of God in the course of Israelite and Jewish lives. This third Old Testament volume in IVP's celebrated "Black Dictionary" series offers nearly 150 articles covering all the important aspects of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Psalms, Song of Songs, Lamentations, Ruth and Esther. Over 90 contributors, many of them experts in this literature, have contributed to the 'Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry and Writings'. This volume maintains the quality of scholarship that students, scholars and pastors have come to expect from this series. Coverage of each biblical book includes an introduction to the book itself as well as separate articles on their ancient Near Eastern background and their history of interpretation. Additional articles amply explore the literary dimensions of Hebrew poetry and prose, including acrostic, ellipsis, inclusio, intertextuality, parallelism and rhyme. And there are well-rounded treatments of Israelite wisdom and wisdom literature, including wisdom poems, sources and theology. In addition, a wide range of interpretive approaches is canvassed in articles on hermeneutics, feminist interpretation, form criticism, historical criticism, rhetorical criticism and social-scientific approaches. The 'Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry and Writings' is sure to command shelf space within arm's reach of any student, teacher or preacher working in this portion of biblical literature.

Water and Water Related Phenomena in the Old Testament Wisdom LiteratureWater and Water Related Phenomena in the Old Testament Wisdom Literature



wisdom books; others have made scant use of these biblical texts. 2.2.2.1. On ignoring the Old Testament Wisdom books. The dictionary entitled A Theological Wordbook of the Bible features among the early dictionaries of theological ...

Author: Kivatsi Jonathan Kavusa

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567692276

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Page: 248

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Kivatsi Jonathan Kavusa addresses a gap in the field of ecological readings of the Old Testament, exploring the theme of water in the Wisdom books, including the often-ignored deuterocanonical works. Kavusa focuses on both the negative and positive potential of water, drawing in particular on four of the Earth Bible principles: intrinsic worth, interconnectedness, voice, and purpose. Kavusa begins with a summary of the extant studies and literature reviews on water and water-related motifs in the Old Testament. He then analyses the books of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Deutero-canonical wisdom, examining the various references to water as life-giving or life-threatening entities, and expanding upon the themes of water management and sustainability, the intrinsic worth of nature and the unpredicatable, chaotic state of water. This volume concludes with several insights for ecological responsibility and valuable wisdom for an eco-theological perspective, both in Kavusa's African context and with a more universal application.

Old Testament WisdomOld Testament Wisdom



In this expanded edition, James Crenshaw takes stock of the wealth of new material produced by contemporary interpreters.

Author: James L. Crenshaw

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664254624

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Page: 278

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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.

Old Testament TheologyOld Testament Theology



Wisdom in the Old Testament Wisdom in the Old Testament is theological Some argue that the wisdom books are based more on human reason than on divine revelation. It is true that the OT literature comes from a variety of sources and has ...

Author: ROBIN ROUTLEDGE

Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press

ISBN: 9781789740097

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Numerous useful books on Old Testament theology are now available. However, they often give too much information - or too little. Some can seem large, and daunting to the ordinary student or pastor, and because of their layout, information may be hard to access. Others take a more introductory approach and do not deal with many of the theological issues and questions that the Old Testament raises. Robin Routledge's aim is to bridge this gap. He provides a substantial overview of the central issues and themes in Old Testament theology in the main body of the text, with more detailed discussion and references for further reading in the footnotes. His purpose is to examine the theological significance of the various texts in their wider canonical context, noting unity and coherence within the Old Testament (and to some extent between the Old and New Testaments), whilst also being aware of diversity. A brief outline of the relationship between exegesis and biblical theology within the overall task of interpreting and applying biblical material is given in the first chapter. His hope as a Christian minister is that, while this volume has grown out of a teaching context, and is intended for students, it will also be of benefit to others who want to take the theological content of the Old Testament seriously, and to apply its message to the life and ministry of the church today.

Dictionary of the Old TestamentDictionary of the Old Testament



"The Old Testament books of wisdom and poetry carry themselves differently from those of the Pentateuch, the histories or the prophets.

Author: Tremper Longman

Publisher: IVP

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131650553

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Page: 1000

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"The Old Testament books of wisdom and poetry carry themselves differently from those of the Pentateuch, the histories or the prophets. The divine voice does not peal from Sinai, there are no narratives carried along by prophetic interpretation, nor are oracles declaimed by a prophet. Here Scripture often speaks in the words of human response to God and God's world. The hymns, laments and thanksgivings of Israel, the dirge of Lamentations, the questionings of Qohelet, the love poetry of the Song of Songs, the bold drama of Job, and the proverbial wisdom of Israel all offer their textures to this great body of biblical literature. Then too there are the finely crafted stories of Ruth and Esther that narrate the silent providence of God in the course of Israelite and Jewish lives." "Coverage of each biblical book includes an introduction to the book itself as well as separate articles on its ancient Near Eastern background and its history of interpretation. Additional articles amply explore the literary dimensions of Hebrew poetry and prose, including acrostic, ellipsis, inclusio, intertextuality, parallelism and rhyme. And there are well-rounded treatments of Israelite wisdom and Wisdom literature, including wisdom poems, sources and theology. In addition, a wide range of interpretive approaches is canvassed in articles on hermeneutics, feminist interpretation, form criticism, historical criticism, rhetorical criticism and social-scientific approaches."--BOOK JACKET.

Proverbs Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms Proverbs Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms



This built-in versatility has application for both pastors and teachers. This is the second volume in the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms series.

Author: Tremper III Longman

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441201584

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With Proverbs, veteran Old Testament scholar Tremper Longman III offers an accessible commentary on one of Scripture's most frequently quoted and visited 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, Proverbs considers theological implications of these wisdom texts, 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. This is the second volume in the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms series.