Old Testament Wisdom Literature: A Theological Introduction

Old Testament Wisdom Literature: A Theological Introduction


By (author) Craig G Bartholomew, By (author) Ryan P O'Dowd

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  • Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press,US
  • Format: Hardback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 231mm x 33mm | 658g
  • Publication date: 5 June 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Illinois
  • ISBN 10: 0830838961
  • ISBN 13: 9780830838967
  • Illustrations note: black & white tables
  • Sales rank: 182,109

Product description

The books of Job, Proverbs and Ecclesiastes are rooted in the order created by the one true God. Their steady gaze penetrates to the very nature of created reality and leads us toward peace and human flourishing. Craig Bartholomew and Ryan O'Dowd tune our ears to hear once again Lady Wisdom calling in the streets. Old Testament Wisdom Literature provides an informed introduction to the Old Testament wisdom books Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Job. Establishing the books in the context of ancient Near Eastern wisdom traditions and literature, the authors move beyond the scope of typical introductions to discuss the theological and hermeneutical implications of this literature.

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"Within their discussion of aesthetics, Bartholomew and O'Dowd argue for the value and role of the arts. They demonstrate how wisdom unites heart and mind, as well as how poetry is a primary vehicle for conveying wisdom. Although written for pastors and seminary students, this book is accessible for anyone interested in Wisdom literature."--Stephen M. Vantassel, BibleStudy Magazine, July & August 2011