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
Divinity Hall Room 104
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