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Wisdom in Israel

K. J. Dell

in Text in Context

Published in print September 2000 | ISBN: 9780198263913
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601187 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198263910.003.0013
 Wisdom in Israel

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This is the third of six chapters on the Old Testament and its authors. Its subject is wisdom in Israel, and this involves the three wisdom texts of the Bible: Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes, which make up the main wisdom literature, and in addition the phenomenon of wisdom, which is seen to be wider than just these three books. The first section discusses the definition, scope, and influence of the Israelite wisdom. The second analyses the Old Testament wisdom literature—Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, and the wisdom Psalms. The last section discusses the place of wisdom in Old Testament theology.

Keywords: Ecclesiastes; Israel; Israelite wisdom; Job; Old Testament; Old Testament theology; Proverbs; Psalms; theology; wisdom; wisdom literature; wisdom Psalms

Chapter.  13638 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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