For thirty years, James Crenshaw’s Old Testament Wisdom has been the premier introduction to the wisdom books of the Old Testament. That tradition continues with this newly updated edition. This popular textbook introduces readers to the wisdom tradition as well as the biblical books of Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, Sirach, and the Wisdom of Solomon. In addition, Crenshaw offers expert analysis of the legacy of wisdom in other parts of the canon and in other cultures, offering new insights and fresh perspectives that can only come from one so well versed on the significance of Old Testament wisdom.
“Crenshaw presents the biblical wisdom literature with remarkable clarity and insight. This volume is essential reading for all students of this literature.”
—Samuel L. Adams, Union Theological Seminary & Presbyterian School of Christian Education