By Joel A. A. Ajayi
Historic cultures, resembling that of the Hebrews, in most cases linked knowledge with complex years. In A Biblical Theology of Gerassapience the writer investigates the validity of this correlation via an eclectic strategy - together with linguistic semantic, tradition-historical, and socio-anthropological equipment - to pertinent biblical and extra-biblical texts. There are major adaptations within the estimation of gerassapience (or «old-age wisdom») in each one interval of historical Israel’s existence - that's, in pre-monarchical, monarchical, and post-monarchical Israel. all through this examine, acceptable cross-cultural parallels are drawn from the cultures of historical Israel’s friends and of recent societies, resembling the West African Yoruba tribe. the general effects are bi-dimensional. at the one hand, there are semantic components of gerassapience, comparable to the elusiveness of «wisdom» and the light fluidity of «old age». either phrases have powerful contextual affinity with minimum exceptions. hence, the attribution of knowledge to previous age is clear yet now not absolute within the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). however, gerassapience is depicted as basically didactic, via direct and oblique directions and counsels of the aged, fostering the saging fear-of-Yahweh legacies. in most cases, socio-anthropocentric traits of gerassapience (that is, of creating previous age a repertoire of knowledge) are checked through theological warrants of theosapience (Yahwistic wisdom). accordingly, within the Hebrew Bible, the phobia of Yahweh can be the start of aging and clever.
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