Wisdom in Ancient Israel

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Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   February 13, 1998
ISBN  0521624894
Pages  328

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In this collection, an international group of specialists considers the nature of wisdom in relation to the thought world of the ancient Near East and its impact on the rest of the Old Testament. In addition to full coverage of the wisdom books and other literature most frequently thought to have been influenced by them, thematic studies also introduce the principal comparative sources among Israel's neighbors and discuss the place of wisdom in Israelite religion, theology and society.

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