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Roots of Wisdom: The Oldest Proverbs of Israel and Other Peoples
In this book, Claus Westermann argues that Israel's early wisdom literature grew out of an oral tradition reflecting an agrarian setting. Dealing primarily with Proverbs 10-31, Westermann demonstrates how the wisdom literature evolved into a form of poetry that had greater universal appeal as the people of Israel became more urbanized. A distinctive feature of Roots of Wis ...more
Paperback, 188 pages
Published January 1st 1995 by Westminster John Knox Press
(first published January 1st 1990)
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