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Wisdom and Law in the Old Testament: The Ordering of Life in Israel and Early Judaism

Joseph Blenkinsopp


This new edition has been considerably expanded to take in work on the legal and didactic material published since the 1980s. It gives more attention to the different literary genres used by Israel's sages, and to the social settings in which the material came into existence and circulated. References to relevant archaeological data have also been brought up to date. The main purpose of the book, however, remains the same – to trace the course of two related key streams of tradition, law, and wisdom throughout the history of Israel in the biblical period, and to demonstrate their essential lin ... More

Keywords: Israel, sages, Old Testament, Judaism, tradition, law, wisdom, biblical period, classical Jewish thought, early Christian theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780198755036
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755036.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph Blenkinsopp, author
University of Notre Dame, Indiana