The Greek wisdom books
, in Penchansky's estimation, turn the triumph of Hebrew wisdom into tragedy.
In this volume, the distinguished wisdom scholar Leo Perdue presents the major Biblical and post-Biblical wisdom books
in the historical context of the early empires in which Jews lived.
On the basis of his translation of the wisdom books
, along with the prior volumes, one might with justification eagerly anticipate a complete Alter literary and linguistic study edition of the Hebrew Bible.
If the Torah is revelationan ostensibly factual account of God's actions and commandmentsthe Wisdom Books
are a kind of counter-revelation: an emphatically human expression of the impossibility of knowing God or believing in his justice.
Several important links are missing from Rossini's analysis in my opinion, however, such as the medieval Church's incorporation of verses from the Wisdom books
into the liturgy for the Virgin Mary and development of a sapiential Mariology.
The Straight-Up Truth About the Down-Low (Creative Wisdom Books
, 978-0-981-5443-2-8) consists of stories of betrayal, pain, and survival brought on by "down-lows," a secretive subculture of gay men who are married to women, but keep their habits of cavorting with others hidden.
Both offer historical background to this literature, but the books are arranged differently, DeSilva dedicates a chapter to each book, but Kaiser arranges them by genre: historical works, narratives, prophetic books, postbiblical psalms, and wisdom books
But there is very little hard evidence on which to date such texts--a problem shared with the other major Jewish wisdom books
The wisdom books
of the Jewish Bible, or "Old Testament" as Christians call it, are wonderfully rich and are generally neglected--until, that is, someone wants a quotation to attach to a writer.
These works alone, on five of the Wisdom books
of the Bible, will suffice to sustain Gordis' reputation as a master of Bible scholarship, a field of study that has been much more cultivated by Christians than by Jews.
The Holy Father received the Wisdom Books
volume, the first completed volume of the St.
The invocation, "Hear, my son, your father's instruction" (1:8) is the classic address of wisdom books
She begins with the noted author Christine de Pisan, known more in England for her wisdom books
than her feminist treatises.
Handbook on the Wisdom Books
and Psalms, by Daniel J.
This would be a magnificent teacher's manual for a course on the Wisdom Books