The Tree of Life: An Exploration of Biblical Wisdom Literature

The Tree of Life: An Exploration of Biblical Wisdom Literature

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Since 1990 Roland Murphy's Tree of Life has been a standard introduction to the wisdom literature of the Bible. Now The Tree of Life is available in a third edition, complete with a new preface by the author and a special supplement that surveys the latest developments in wisdom research.

This superb study thoroughly explores the wisdom writings of the Bible, interpreting this literature in a way that illumines the development of Israel's search for wisdom throughout its tumultuous history. Murphy looks at each wisdom book individually -- Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, Ecclesiasticus, and Wisdom of Solomon -- and adds to them a discussion of wisdom from other parts of the Old Testament. His careful investigations expose the various guises that wisdom adopts -- the "fear of the Lord," moral formation, the universality of human experience, the mysteries of creation, and others.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Murphy, Roland E.
Published: 01/28/2002
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780802839657
Pages: 296
Weight: 0.91lbs
Size: 9.04h x 6.10w x 0.69d