Wisdom in the Hebrew Bible: Exploring God's Twilight Zone
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Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Pub Date: June 2014
Item Number: 704916
Categories: Biblical Studies and Interpretation; Religion and Culture
What is the source of wisdom? What is the biblical understanding of it, and how is it revealed? In this book, T. A. Perry brings his creative impulse and critical mind to some of the most enigmatic passages of the Hebrew Bible.
Perry provides serious students with an insightful and incisive lens through which to interpret, among other biblical passages, the story of Judah and Tamar, the riddle proposed by Samson, and the words of Qohelet (Ecclesiastes) reflecting on the advancing years of life.
“T. A. Perry finds biblical wisdom in some of the most likely and
some of the most unlikely places. His fresh readings of familiar
texts range from the intriguing to the brilliant. Unpacking riddles,
proverbs, puzzling narratives, and more, Perry draws on Jewish and
Western sources to add wisdom to wisdom. Perry’s unconventional
‘introduction’ to biblical wisdom is the most stimulating work on
the subject that I know.”