Using the Non-Israelite Sources

Weeks Stuart

in Early Israelite Wisdom

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

Series: Oxford Theological Monographs

Using the Non-Israelite                         Sources

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This chapter discusses how non-Israelite sources can be used to further the understanding of Proverbs. Although there is no straightforward answer to this, a brief examination of some previous attempts helps clarify issues and set some ground-rules. The chapter draws examples principally from the study of Prov. 1-9, and is arranged according to the aspect of literature which is intended to be elucidated through comparison with the foreign texts.

Keywords: Proverbs; non-Israelite literature; wisdom literature

Chapter.  5661 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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