The book of Ben Sira : some new perspectives at the dawn of the 21st century / Pancratius C. Beentjes
The place of wisdom in the formation of the movement behind the dead sea scrolls / George J. Brooke
The wisdom of job's conclusion (Job 42:1-6) / David J. A. Clines
Ecclesiastes as mainstream wisdom (without job) / Katharine J. Dell
Unity, date, authorship and the 'Wisdom' of the song of songs / J. Cheryl Exum
The substance of job : beginnings and endings / Jan Fokkelman
An awfully beastly business : some thoughts on behemdh in Jonah and Qoheleth / Alastair G. Hunter
Ecclesiastes among the tragedians / John Jarick
The disturbing experience of eliphaz in job 4 : divine or demonic manifestation? / Mart-Jan Paul
Acquiring wisdom : a semantic analysis of its metaphorical conceptualisations / Pierre Van Hecke
Aristobulus and the universal sabbath / J. Cornells de Vos
Divine judgment and reward in ecclesiastes / Stuart Weeks
Index of authors
Index of textual references.
"This collection of essays is focused on the wisdom traditions of the Hebrew Bible, including the Book of Sira. The biblical books are read as literary works on their own as well as in an ancient Near Eastern setting. Some essays scrutinize Greek and Hellenistic wisdom traditions. The authors refrain from a definition of 'wisdom' which would have been a reductionist exercise in view of the great variety of material and the complexity of the perennial problems (wo)mankind is confronted with"-- Provided by publisher.