Author: Leo G. Perdue Retail Price: $45.00 Our Price: $40.50
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Explore the rich cultural streams that shaped the wisdom literature of antiquity. From Babylon's sapiential tradition in Job and Egyptian skepticism in Qoheleth to Hellenistic influences in Ben Sira, Perdue's magisterial exploration sets representative books in historical context. Analyzing conditions that helped produce them, he discusses their theological themes and the genre's overall evolution. 415 Pages.
Leo G. Perdue, Professor of Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas, is an international authority of wisdom literature and the author of numerous books, including Provers in the esteemed Interpretation commentary series.