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Early Israelite Wisdom
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Early Israelite Wisdom

Stuart Weeks


This is a new and ground-breaking study of the nature and origins of the earliest material in the book of Proverbs, drawing on evidence from Israel and neighbouring countries in the ancient Near East. This literature has widely been believed to have originated as pedagogical material, designed for the education of future administrators in the royal bureaucracy from the time of Solomon. That belief has played an important part not only in the interpretation of the texts, but in reconstructions of Isr ... More

Keywords: Proverbs, Israel, ancient Near East, pedagogy, royal bureaucracy, Solomon, Israelite society, Israelite history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198270072
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270072.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stuart Weeks, author
University of Durham
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