The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes: A Translation with Commentary

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Author: N.A

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393080735

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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First time in paperback: “One of the most ambitious literary projects of this or any age.”—Adam Kirsch, New Republic Here in Robert Alter's bold new translation are some of the most magnificent works in world literature. The astounding poetry in the Book of Job is restored to its powerful ancient meanings and rhythms. The creation account in its Voice from the Whirlwind is beautiful and incendiary. By contrast, a serene fatalism suffuses Ecclesiastes with a quiet beauty, and the pithy maxims of Proverbs impart a worldly wisdom that is satirically shrewd. Each of these books addresses the universal wisdom that the righteous thrive and the wicked suffer in a rational moral order; together they are essential to the ancient canon that is the Hebrew Bible.

Interpreting the Wisdom Books

An Exegetical Handbook

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Author: Edward Curtis

Publisher: Kregel Academic

ISBN: 0825442303

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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The Wisdom Literature of the Bible (Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs) is filled with practical principles for everyday life. While some Christians are deterred by the pragmatic character of these matter-of-fact guidelines, they are as integral to God's purposes for His people as the explicitly theological material that dominates other parts of Scripture. The Wisdom books tie these two streams of God's revelation together in a way that enriches and strengthens the church. It is a thorough resource for pastors and teachers to help them navigate the sometimes bewildering waters of the Wisdom Literature.

Handbook on the Wisdom Books and Psalms

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Author: Daniel J. Estes

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781441201577

Category: Religion

Page: 448

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This valuable resource introduces readers to the Old Testament books of wisdom and poetry--Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs--and helps them better understand each book's overall flow. Estes summarizes some of each book's key issues, offers an exposition of the book that interacts with major commentaries and recent studies, and concludes with an extensive bibliography. Now in paperback.

Old Testament Wisdom Books

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Author: Eugene H. Peterson

Publisher: Navpress Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781576831267

Category: Bibles

Page: 390

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Relate the wisdom of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs to life through this unique rendering from the original Hebrew Paraphrased by Peterson in easy-to-read modern English 400 pp.

The Wisdom Literature

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Author: Kathleen M. O'Connor

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814683649

Category: Religion

Page: 199

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This volume presents the spiritualties, implicit or explicit, of the wisdom books of the Old Testament. An additional goal is to explore the vast and frequently overlooked resource that wisdom literature provides for contemporary believers.

Discovering the Way of Wisdom

Spirituality in the Wisdom Literature

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Author: Edward M. Curtis,John J. Brugaletta

Publisher: Kregel Academic

ISBN: 9780825494673

Category: Religion

Page: 238

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An insightful and practical look at patterns for contemporary spiritual growth found in the wisdom of the Old Testament.

The Wisdom Books of the Bible

Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, Ben Sira, Wisdom of Solomon : a Survey of the History of Their Interpretation

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Author: Sean P. Kealy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780773426016

Category: Religion

Page: 297

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A wide ranging survey of the secondary literature on the books of Proverbs, Job, Qoheleth, Ben Sira, and the Wisdom of Solomon in which the author summarizes not only modern scholarship, but also Church Fathers, Medieval authorities, and contemporary interpretations by artists and theologians.