Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Tree of Life: An Exploration of Biblical Wisdom Literature 3. Since Roland Murphy's Tree of Life has been a standard introduction to the wisdom literature of the Bible.
Now The Tree of Life is available in a third edition, complete with a new preface by the author and a special supplement that surveys the latest developments in wisdom research. This superb study thoroughly explores the wisdom writings of the Bible, interpreting t Since Roland Murphy's Tree of Life has been a standard introduction to the wisdom literature of the Bible. This superb study thoroughly explores the wisdom writings of the Bible, interpreting this literature in a way that illumines the development of Israel's search for wisdom throughout its tumultuous history.
Murphy looks at each wisdom book individually -- Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, Ecclesiasticus, and Wisdom of Solomon -- and adds to them a discussion of wisdom from other parts of the Old Testament.
His careful investigations expose the various guises that wisdom adopts -- the "fear of the Lord," moral formation, the universality of human experience, the mysteries of creation, and others. Paperback , pages. Published January 28th by Eerdmans first published September 15th Anchor Bible Reference Library. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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I recommend this to anyone who is looking to study the Old Testament in greater detail. Don't read this if you're looking for spiritual nourishment.
It is for someone who wants to know context and background for these biblical writings. It is often easy to miss the fact that not all Bible stories are created in the same way with the same int I read this book on recommendation from our professor on Psalm and Wisdom literature.
It is often easy to miss the fact that not all Bible stories are created in the same way with the same intention. The Wisdom literature needs to be read a certain way, and this book does a fine job helping to place these books in their proper place. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Finding libraries that hold this item Walter Brueggemann"An amazingly discerning and helpful book. This is a rich escort, providing many worthwhile insights into the wisdom literature.
This book can be recommended in every way. It provides a sure path for the uninitiated and may even provide new insights for the expert. Unquestionably, this work is one of the finest introductions to Israel's wisdom literature in print.
I learned much from it, but it is not for a beginner - it goes into great depth and compares texts throughout the Bible often. Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es. Murphy looks at each wisdom book individually -- Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, Ecclesiasticus, and Wisdom of Solomon -- and adds to them a discussion of wisdom from other parts of the Old Testament. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. An Exploration of Biblical Wisdom Literature. Old Testament Wisdom, Third Edition.
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