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by David Penchansky

Author: David Penchansky
Subcategory: Bible Study & Reference
Language: English
Publisher: Eerdmans; First Edition edition (March 21, 2012)
Pages: 141 pages
Category: Christian Books
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Understanding Wisdom Literature book. Israelite wisdom, literature, David Penchansky argues, records the disputes of ancient sages over basic human questions: What is the purpose of life? Is God just? Why do we suffer?

Understanding Wisdom Literature book. Israelite wisdom, literature, David Penchansky argues, records the disputes of ancient sages over basic human questions: What is the purpose of life? Is God just? Why do we suffer? Does God even exist? Penchansky sees confl icting answers to these questions in Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, Ben Sira, and the Wisdom of Solomon - and does not try to harmonize them.

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Israelite wisdom, literature, David Penchansky argues, records the disputes of ancient sages over basic human questions: What is the . Instead, he fi nds meaning in the very dissonance and contradiction within these texts

Israelite wisdom, literature, David Penchansky argues, records the disputes of ancient sages over basic human questions: What is the purpose of life? Is God just? Why do we suffer? Does God even exist? . Instead, he fi nds meaning in the very dissonance and contradiction within these texts.

Israelite wisdom, literature, David Penchansky argues . In the process, Penchansky opens up this rich and fertile vein of Israelite thought and demonstrates the renewed relevance of ancient Hebrew wisdom for today. See all Product description.

Israelite wisdom, literature, David Penchansky argues, records the disputes of ancient sages over basic human questions: What is the purpose of life? Is God just? Why do we suffer? Does God even exist? Penchansky sees confl icting answers to these questions in Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, Ben Sira, and the Wisdom of Solomon - and does not try to harmonize them.

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In Understanding Wisdom Literature, David Penchansky shows how the Hebrew Bible's wisdom books, Proverbs, Job .

In Understanding Wisdom Literature, David Penchansky shows how the Hebrew Bible's wisdom books, Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes, speak differently from covenant-centered writings such as Genesis, Deuteronomy and Isaiah. Two additional wisdom books, Ben Sira and the Wisdom of Solomon (found in the Roman Catholic and Orthodox canons), have connections to both the older wisdom books and the Jewish covenant traditions.

Understanding Wisdom Literature: Conflict and Dissonance in the Hebrew Text David Penchansky Eerdmans .

Understanding Wisdom Literature. Should we revel in its "dissonance"? 1 of 2 view all. September 2012. Penchansky develops an interpretive approach that he outlined in 1990 in his treatment of the Book of Job entitled The Betrayal of God: Ideological Conflict in Job (Westminster/John Knox). He works from what has come to be an accepted truth within the guild of biblical studies: most biblical books have a complex development that involved the contributions of multiple scribes or authorial groups. His other books include Twilight of the Gods: Polytheism in the Hebrew Bible and What Rough Beast?

Israelite wisdom, literature, David Penchansky argues, records the disputes of ancient sages over basic human questions: What is the purpose of life? Is God just? . His other books include Twilight of the Gods: Polytheism in the Hebrew Bible and What Rough Beast?

Similar books and articles David Penchansky - 2001 - International Studies in Philosophy 33 (1) . The Gesture of Hand Placement in the Hebrew Bible and in Hittite Literature.

Similar books and articles. Wisdom, Pessimism, and "Mirth": Reflections on the Contribution of Biblical Wisdom Literature to Business Ethics. David Penchansky - 2001 - International Studies in Philosophy 33 (1):148-149. Wisdom as Conceptual Understanding. C. Stephen Evans - 2010 - Faith and Philosophy 27 (4):369-381. Between Sefer Yezirah and Wisdom Literature: Three Binitarian Approaches in Sefer Yezirah. David P. Wright - 1986 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 106 (3):433-446. Added to PP index 2014-01-26.

Israelite wisdom, literature, David Penchansky argues, records the disputes of ancient sages over basic human questions: What is the purpose of life? Is God just? Why do we suffer? Does God even exist? Penchansky sees confl icting answers to these questions in Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, Ben Sira, and the Wisdom of Solomon -- and does not try to harmonize them. Instead, he fi nds meaning in the very dissonance and contradiction within these texts. Employing the latest scholarship yet remaining accessible to nonspecialists and students, Penchansky strikingly focuses on the "big picture" behind wisdom literature -- making it easy for readers to follow and appreciate these challenging texts -- without undermining each book's distinctive features. In the process, Penchansky opens up this rich and fertile vein of Israelite thought and demonstrates the renewed relevance of ancient Hebrew wisdom for today.