Old Testament Wisdom: An Introduction
The title of the book can be pleasantly deceiving. Crenshaw goes well beyond the wisdom tradition found in the biblical books of Ecclesiates, Psalms, Proverbs, and Job. He takes a broader perspective and includes apocrapha writings as well as Egyptian and Mesopotamian literature. This is a very thorough, concise, and well orgainized book, much appreciated for students working under time constraints.
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