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The Wisdom Books Of The Bible – Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, Ben Sira, Wisdom Of Solomon download

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Author: Martin McNamara  |  Isbn: 9780773426016  |  File size: 15.1 MB  |  Year: 2012  |  Pages: 264  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion

"Where is the life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is knowledge we have lost in information?" These lines from the opening stanza of T.S. Eliot's "Choruses from the Rock" are perhaps a good reflection on Sean Kealy's study of O.T. Wisdom (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2012). Modern scholars use the term "wisdom" literature to include the books of Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, some psalms and also Ben Sira, the Wisdom of Solomon. Such books differed clearly from the rest of the OT in style and find their closest parallels outside the Bible, especially in Egyptian and Mesopotamian literature. In particular scholars note that the word "wisdom" is popular in all the books. Sean Kealy comes to grips with the complex theme of wisdom in the Old Testament. He is well aware of the complexity and variety of O.T. wisdom and why an adequate definition still escapes us. It ranges from a simple philosophy based on human observation to the complex anti-wisdom found in the influential Book of Job. While providing the biblical panoramic view of wisdom, Kealy is well aware that there are no simple answers or summaries.

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