Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings

Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings

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This third Old Testament volume in InterVarsity Press's celebrated qBlack Dictionaryq series offers nearly 150 articles covering all the important aspects of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Psalms, Song of Songs, Lamentations, Ruth and Esther. Over ninety contributors, many of them experts in this literature, have contributed to the Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry and Writings. This volume maintains the quality of scholarship that students, scholars and pastors have come to expect from this series. Coverage of each biblical book includes an introduction to the book itself as well as separate articles on its ancient Near Eastern background and its history of interpretation. Additional articles amply explore the literary dimensions of Hebrew poetry and prose, including acrostic, ellipsis, inclusio, intertextuality, parallelism and rhyme. And there are well-rounded treatments of Israelite wisdom and wisdom literature, including wisdom poems, sources and theology. In addition, a wide range of interpretive approaches is canvassed in articles on hermeneutics, feminist interpretation, form criticism, historical criticism, rhetorical criticism and social-scientific approaches. The Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry and Writings is sure to command shelf space within arm's reach of any student, teacher or preacher working in this portion of biblical literature.11QPsa 21-22, which shows that Sir 51:13-30 [Heb] is an alphabetic acrostic poem; Nah 1:2-8 will not be discussed in this volume). Though limited in number, significant dissimilarities between the canonical acrostics display the considerableanbsp;...

Title:Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings
Author:Tremper Longman III, Peter Enns
Publisher:InterVarsity Press - 2008-06-06


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