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Jewish Wisdom in the Hellenistic Age (The Old Testament library) [Hardcover]

John J. Collins

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31 Dec 1999 The Old Testament library
Jewish wisdom flourished under Hellenism in the books of Ben Sira and the wisdom of Solomon, as well as in a recently discovered sapiential text from Qumran. In this book, internationally known author John Collins presents a compelling description and analysis of these three texts and their continuing wisdom traditions.The Old Testament Library provides fresh and authoritative treatments of important aspects of Old Testament study through commentaries and general surveys. The contributors are scholars of international standing.

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The category of wisdom literature is identified in modern scholarship primarily with the books of Proverbs, Qoheleth, and Job in the Hebrew Bible, and the apocryphal or deuterocanonical books of Ben Sira (Ecciesiasticus) and the Wisdom of Solomon. Read the first page
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