May 24, 2011

Old Testament Wisdom Literature

I just received a copy of Old Testament Wisdom Literature: A Theological Introduction by Craig G. Bartholomew and Ryan P. O'Dowd. I plan to do a more thorough reading of this soon, but here is the publisher's description and the table of contents.


Craig G. Bartholomew and Ryan P. O'Dowd provide 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.

Table of Contents:


1 An Introduction to Old Testament Wisdom
2 The Ancient World of Wisdom
3 The Poetry of Wisdom and the Wisdom of Poetry
4 Proverbs
5 Women, Wisdom and Valor
6 Job
7 Where Can Wisdom Be Found?
8 Ecclesiastes
9 For Everything There Is a Season
10 Jesus, the Wisdom of God
11 The Theology of Old Testament Wisdom
12 The Theology of Wisdom Today

Author Index
Subject Index
Scripture Index


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