HDS 1454

'Wisdom and Torah' in the Book of Proverbs. An Interpretation of Proverbs 1-9 and 28-31

Bernd U. Schipper


In the past, scholars have declared Israelite wisdom to be something "alien" within the Hebrew Bible. The book of Proverbs seemed to have little connection to the main theological traditions of Biblical Israel. This course presents a new approach to the book of Proverbs, with special attention to the interplay between 'Wisdom' and 'Torah'. On the basis of a detailed exegesis of (the Hebrew text of) Prov 1-9 and 28-31 the relationship of Proverbs to the 'Torah'-tradition, especially to the book of Deuteronomy, will be investigated, with consideration as well for its consequences for the composition of the book of Proverbs.Prerequisite: Introductory Hebrew.

Enrollment Limited: Limited to 15 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as ANE 121


0.50 credits
Spring 2014
Mon 12pm-2pm
Divinity Hall Room 104

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Scriptural Interpretation
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None