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Early Israelite Wisdom By Stuart Weeks

Early Israelite Wisdom
by Stuart Weeks

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This study of the nature and origins of the earliest material in the Book of Proverbs in the Bible draws on evidence from Israel and neighbouring countries. The conclusions have implications for the future study of this material, and for the understanding of ancient Israel's society and history.
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Early Israelite Wisdom by Stuart Weeks

This study of the nature and origins of the earliest material in the Book of Proverbs in the Bible draws on evidence from Israel and the neighbouring Near East. This literature has been widely believed to have originated as pedogogical material, designed for the education of future administrators in the royal bureaucracy from the time of Solomon. That belief has played in important part not only in the interpretation of the texts, but in reconstructions of Israelite society and history. In this book, Stuart Weeks challenges this belief, arguing that it is largely founded on assumptions which are now widely discredited, and he sets out to re-evaluate the evidence in the light of more recent research. The conclusions should have important implications for the future study of this material and for the understanding of ancient Israel's society and history.

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Table of Contents


Using the non-Israelite sources; context in the Sayings collections; proverbs and the court; was early wisdom secular?; the wise in the Old Testament; Joseph; wisdom and the reign of Solomon; schools in Israel. Appendix: the non-Israelite sources.

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GOR010524379
Early Israelite Wisdom by Stuart Weeks
Stuart Weeks
Oxford Theological Monographs
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press
1994-01-01
224
0198267509
9780198267508
N/A
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