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An in depth exam of Proverbs 1-9, an early Jewish poetic paintings. Stuart Weeks contains experiences of literature from historic Egypt and from the useless Sea scrolls, yet his concentration is at the heritage and use of sure key photos within the textual content. Proverbs 1-9 belongs to an enormous category of biblical literature (wisdom literature), and is much less popular as a complete than the comparable books of activity and Ecclesiastes, partially since it has been considered till lately as a lifeless and muddled school-book. even though, components of it were profoundly influential at the improvement of either Judaism and Christianity, and occupy a key function in sleek feminist theology. Weeks demonstrates that these components belong to a much wider and extra tricky set of principles than older scholarship allowed.

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The Sage’s Language in the Bible and in Ancient Egyptian Literature (OBO 130; Freibourg: Universita¨tsverlag Freiburg Schweiz, and Go¨ttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1993); and ‘The ‘‘Sitz im Leben’’ of the Book of Proverbs in the Light of a Comparison of Biblical and Egyptian Wisdom Literature’, RB 94 (1987), 98–119. The literary evidence is much harder to judge, but (setting Proverbs aside), there is little to suggest widespread or profound Egyptian inXuence on early Jewish literature and thought, or, in fact, any generally deep Jewish interest in, or knowledge of contemporary Egypt.

Hieratic Papyri in the British Museum. Third series: Chester Beatty Gift (London: British Museum, 1935), vol. 1, 37–44, and vol. 2, pls. 18–22. Translation of this section in AEL, vol. 2, 175–8. See also Quirke, Egyptian Literature, 33–6. For other textual evidence, see Parkinson, Poetry and Culture, 29–32. 5–7; Parkinson’s translation, Poetry and Culture, 30. On the general signiWcance, see Assmann, ‘Weisheit, Schrift und Literatur’. 18 The Instruction in the Ancient Near East remembered, as the poem goes on to make clear.

11 If our survey of the foreign literature suggests that an admonition addressed by a father to his son would have been associated with the instruction genre in the ancient world, then it seems more than probable that Proverbs 1–9 would have been identiWed as an instruction by ancient readers. That said, the presentation of instruction is rather more complicated in Proverbs 1–9 than in other instructions. g. 12 More that literature is A. Robert, ‘Les Attaches Litte´raires Bibliques de Prov. I–IX’, RB 43 (1934), 42–68; 172–204; 374–84; RB 44 (1935), 344–65; 502–25.

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