Stuart Weeks

in Early Israelite Wisdom

Published in print February 2000 | ISBN: 9780198270072
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683879 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Theological Monographs


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This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of wisdom literature, parts of which are preserved in the book of Proverbs. It considers the theory that early wisdom literature was largely orientated toward the training of bureaucrats. An overview of the subsequent chapters is presented.

Keywords: Proverbs; wisdom literature; bureaucrats

Chapter.  1666 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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