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Roots of Wisdom: The Oldest Proverbs of Israel and Other Peoples

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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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