The Fear of the Lord Is Wisdom: A Theological Introduction to Wisdom in Israel
ISBN: 080102711X
EAN13: 9780801027116
Language: English
Publication Date: Aug 22, 2017
Pages: 336
Dimensions: 1" H x 9" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.74 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

In this comprehensive introduction to Old Testament wisdom Tremper Longman I examines both cultural and canonical evidence to show wisdom's enduring theological significance.

Israel's wisdom literature has long been misunderstood as secular and experiential, a foreign import and therefore a human response to the challenges of life rather than a divine word. By building on newer work demonstrating wisdom's religious roots and revelatory character, Longman masterfully explores the theological particularity of Israel's wisdom tradition. The result is an excellent introduction for students and the general Christian reader, as well as a fitting culmination of Longman's career-long engagement with this literature. His book is unusually comprehensive in scope, extending its coverage to the Apocrypha, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the New Testament. It concludes with thoughtful reflections on the potential for Israel's wisdom to contribute significantly to church and society in the twenty-first century.
--Stephen B. Chapman, Duke University

With masterful elegance Longman navigates through the topic of wisdom in the Old Testament, making a compelling and exegetically rich argument that wisdom is not independent of the redemptive-historical narrative of the Old Testament but intrinsic to it. Insightful and refreshing, this brilliant exposition of wisdom is a Read More chevron_right

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