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By John Kartje

ISBN-10: 311035053X

ISBN-13: 9783110350531

There was scant scholarship at the epistemology of the Psalter. This paintings offers a comparative epistemological research of the knowledge motifs in Psalms 1, seventy three, ninety, and 107, chosen at the foundation in their epistemic content material and canonical placement in the Psalter. An epistemological development is located to increase around the canonical ordering of the 4 psalms, delivering a valuable diagnostic for exploring the constitution of the Psalter.

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By employing a series of complementary metaphors, parents are able to educate children not only in the ways of human experience and wisdom, but also in the ways of Yahwistic religion and morality. Although he does not reference Habel’s work, L. G. Perdue presents a paradigmatic model for understanding all biblical wisdom literature (not only Proverbs 1– 9) that largely concurs with Habel’s conclusions. Drawing upon the anthropological studies of A. van Gennep and V. , 145.  For example, a father tells his son to write the fruits of wisdom, fidelity and steadfastness (‫)חסד ואמת‬, upon the “tablet of his heart” (3:3), an injunction evocative of the covenant theology of Jer 31:31– 33 (cf.

153. , 112– 18. The Sociology of Knowledge 19 hood. In such cases, the techniques of legitimation are employed to “re-socialize” the deviant as a compliant member of society. These techniques must be both explicit and intensive insofar as they essentially aim to reproduce the effects of primary socialization on the deviant individual. BL note that the power of ritual acts – drawing on, for example, the historical tradition of the society, or the transcendent power of the divine – is often employed as part of this process.

V. Fox, “The Social Location of the Book of Proverbs,” in Texts, Temples, and Traditions: A Tribute to Menahem Haran (eds. M. V. ; Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 1996) 227– 39; L. G. Perdue, “Wisdom Theology and Social History in Proverbs 1– 9,” in Wisdom, You Are My Sister: Studies in Honor of Roland E. Murphy, O. , on the Occasion of His Eightieth Birthday (ed. Michael L. ; CBQMS 29; Washington: Catholic Biblical Association of America, 1997) 78 – 101; idem, Wisdom Literature: A Theological History (Louisville/London: Westminster John Knox, 2007); idem, The Sword and the Stylus: An Introduction to Wisdom in the Age of Empires (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008).

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