Wisdom and Law in the Old Testament: The Ordering of Life in Israel and Early Judaism

Blenkinsopp, Joseph

Published by Oxford Univ Pr, Cary, North Carolina, 1983
ISBN 10: 0192132539 / ISBN 13: 9780192132536
Used / Paperback / Quantity Available: 1
From Steel's Used Christian Books (North Kansas Cty, MO, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book
Add to basket
Price: US$ 20.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.25
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

30 Day Returns Policy

Save for Later

About the Book

Bibliographic Details


Title: Wisdom and Law in the Old Testament: The ...

Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr, Cary, North Carolina

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Fair

Description:

Name on ffe page. Spots of ul and highlighting throughout. Oxford Bible Series. Ex library pocket, stamps, spine sticker. Covers are rather dingy and worn. Binding sound. 172 pages. Contact Steels for more Old Testament Studies and Commentaries. Selling Christian books since 1973.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 038196

About this title:

Synopsis: Joseph Blenkinsopp analyses the so-called Wisdom Writings, especially the Book of Proverbs, and outlines the ethical teaching of the sages of Israel and the complex of ideas which supported it. He then goes on to show how dissonance between this theoretical framework and experience gave rise to grave religious problems concerning the nature of Israel's God and his relation with his people and considers how these problems were treated in the literature, especially in Job and Ecclesiastes. Tracing the development of Israel's legal tradition from its origins in the tribal structure, the author brings out the contacts between this tradition and the ethical teaching of the sages. Towards the end of the biblical period the synthesis of law and wisdom provided essential lines of continuity with the early Christian theology and rabbinic Judaism of the classical period.

Review: a valuable work for the reader who wishes to take a broader view. ( Theology)

This study belongs to a biblical series which is devoted to groups of books rather than single books. It describes quite fully the contents of the wisdom and legal portions of the Old Testament and early Jewish literature ... Especially valuable is the treatment of this coming together in early Judaism, so important for a proper appreciation of New Testament polemic. ( John C L Gibson, Edinburgh University, tbr Vol. 8, No. 2, February 1996)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bookseller & Payment Information

Payment Methods

This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:

  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Check
  • JCB
  • MasterCard
  • Money Order
  • PayPal
  • Visa

[Search this Seller's Books]

[List this Seller's Books]

[Ask Bookseller a Question]

Bookseller: Steel's Used Christian Books
Address: North Kansas Cty, MO, U.S.A.

AbeBooks Bookseller Since: December 13, 2005
Bookseller Rating: 2-star rating

Terms of Sale: Mastercard, Visa, Amex, Discover, Paypal, Personal check in advance, USA Money Orders, (European & Canadian customers need to use Paypal or major credit cards.) Shipping: shipping to canada or overseas will be evaluated at a somewhat higher rate, depending on preferences and available service... returns accepted for damaged shipments and inaccurate descriptions only, other issues should be discussed prior to purchase agreement

Shipping Terms: Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required. pro rated shipping and buyers premiums available via bibliodotcom

Store Description: Retail, open shop. Commercial location. Hours 10 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday. 80,000 titles on hand. Will accept "wish lists". International and domestic mail orders accepted by phone, e-mail or post. Please telephone for buyer premiums, and personal service.