Wisdom s Root Revealed

By interpreting the theme of election in the book of Sirach, this monograph offers an alternative to the dualistic interpretation of Ben Sira and suggests a reading of this pivotal figure that accounts both for his particularism and his ...

Author: Greg Goering

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004190719

Category: Religion

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By interpreting the theme of election in the book of Sirach, this monograph offers an alternative to the dualistic interpretation of Ben Sira and suggests a reading of this pivotal figure that accounts both for his particularism and his universalism.
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Foreign Nations in the Wisdom of Ben Sira

127 Goering, Wisdom's Root Revealed, 60-61. Prior to Goering, Luis Alonso Schokel has reached similar conclusions by stating that Israel's election was not ...

Author: Marko Marttila

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110270112

Category: Religion

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The biblical concept of Israel as the Chosen People raises the difficult question about the fate of other nations. Earlier wisdom literature did not argue in national terms but in Ben Sira we have the first known sage who combined wisdom instructions and the history of his people. Ben Sira’s work gives valuable insight into the relationship between Jews and Gentiles in the first quarter of the second century BCE. Ben Sira attempted to defend the religious and cultural heritage of the Jewish people in order to avoid assimilation, but at the same time he acknowledged wisdom traditions of other nations.
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Canonicity Setting Wisdom in the Deuterocanonicals

393For my fuller argument, see GOERING, Wisdom's Root Revealed, 143- 166. 394 Sir3:14-15; 7:31; 35:1-2; see GOERING, Wisdom's Root Revealed,167- 185.

Author: Géza G. Xeravits

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110392548

Category: Religion

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The volume publishes papers read at the tenth International Conference on the Deuterocanonical Books, Budapest, 2013. The authors explore various aspects of this literature, with pre-eminent emphasis on their relation to diverse early Jewish texts and traditions; their reactions on Hellenism; and the way they treated as a canonical collection within their history of interpretation.
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Wisdom Cosmos and Cultus in the Book of Sirach

10a the verb is gapped; it seems clear that the line is governed by the same idea of pouring out that appeared in v. 9a. Cf. Goering, Wisdom's Root Revealed ...

Author: A. Jordan Schmidt

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110600179

Category: Religion

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Despite the attention that has already been paid to the theme of creation in the book of Sirach, scholarship has yet to provide a comprehensive analysis of Ben Sira's instruction regarding the cosmic order and its role in the divine bestowal of wisdom upon human beings. This book, which consists of two parts, fills a lacuna in scholarship by offering such an analysis. The first part of this study examines Ben Sira's three main treatments of the created world, thus providing a comprehensive description and synthesis of Ben Sira's doctrine concerning the created order of the cosmos. The second part of this work analyzes the place of human beings in general, and the Jewish people in particular, within the cosmic order. This second part includes an analysis of the role of the created order in Ben Sira's wisdom instruction in 1:1-10 and 24:1-34 as well as an elucidation of the way in which his treatments of various kinds of people—civic leaders, wives, doctors, manual laborers, scribes, and cultic personnel—are integral to Ben Sira's doctrine of creation. This study demonstrates that the created order is a fundamental category that Ben Sira relies upon in articulating his instructions about wisdom and wise behavior.
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Wisdom Revealed

“Crown” and “root,” as merisms (pairs that express totality), divide wisdom into two constituent parts. In sum, revering God is the fundamental attitude one ...

Author: Robert P. Vande Kappelle

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498217491

Category: Religion

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Humans, seeking to understand the nature of reality, have learned to discern life's patterns and to respond to life's vicissitudes by acting wisely, doing what brings happiness and success. The Bible is a record of that journey. It represents the inspired attempt to become wise at the deepest level, living harmoniously with one's community, the earth, and the Creator. Through their inspirational teachings, the sages of the biblical wisdom tradition offer time-honored advice about some of life's most difficult concerns, including the problem of pain, the suffering of the innocent, the nature of evil, the justice of God, and the pervasiveness of death. Wisdom Revealed, a survey of biblical wisdom literature, offers perspective on topics that arise as one follows the text, always with an eye on the big picture, namely, daily living. Those who read this literature will be exposed to a set of core values necessary for vital citizenship and effective leadership at all levels of life. They will also obtain time-honored advice about how to deal with life's uncertainties in a holistic and pragmatic manner, focusing on what it means to be human in the presence of God.
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Wisdom and Torah

The Reception of 'Torah' in the Wisdom Literature of the Second Temple Period ... 43 See goering, Wisdom's Root Revealed, 47. goering argues that the hebrew ...

Author: Bernd Schipper

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004257368

Category: Religion

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Taking the concepts of wisdom and Torah in the book of Deuteronomy as a point of departure, the essays of the present collection examines the relationship between wisdom and Torah in Wisdom literature of the Second Temple period.
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Teacher of the Nations

255 Di Lella and Skehan, The Wisdom of Ben Sira, 10. ... 259 Greg Schmidt Goering, Wisdom's Root Revealed: Ben Sira and the Election of Israel, ...

Author: Devin L. White

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110538175

Category: Religion

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This study examines educational motifs in 1 Corinthians 1-4 in order to answer a question fundamental to the interpretation of 1 Corinthians: Do the opening chapters of 1 Corinthians contain a Pauline apology or a Pauline censure? The author argues that Paul characterizes the Corinthian community as an ancient school, a characterization Paul exploits both to defend himself as a good teacher and to censure the Corinthians as poor students.
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Figures who Shape Scriptures Scriptures that Shape Figures

352 See my discussion on the significance of inheritance and of Deut 3 2:8–9 in GOERING, Wisdom's Root Revealed, 69–102. 353 COLLINS, Jewish Wisdom in the ...

Author: Géza G. Xeravits

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110593099

Category: Religion

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The papers of the volume investigate how authoritative figures in the Second Temple Period and beyond contributed to forming the Scriptures of Judaism, as well as how these Scriptures shaped ideal figures as authoritative in Early Judaism. The topic of the volume thus reflects Ben Wright’s research, who—especially with his work on Ben Sira, on the Letter of Aristeas, and on various problems of authority in Early Jewish texts—creatively contributed to the study of the formation of Scriptures, and to the understanding of the figures behind these texts.
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The Early Reception of the Torah

Goering, Wisdom's Root Revealed, 67 – 8. Veijola, “Law and Wisdom,” 150 – 1. Gerald T. →Sheppard, Wisdom as a Hermeneutical Construct: A Study in the ...

Author: Kristin De Troyer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110691849

Category: Religion

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This volume contains the papers presented at the 2017 meeting of the SBL Program Unit on Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature in Boston, MA. The theme of the sessions was the interpretation of Torah in deuterocanonical literature. The contributions cover a variety of concepts and themes related to Torah and trace these through the Hebrew Bible, into the Septuagintal deuterocanonical books and other relevant and cognate literature.
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The Oxford Handbook of the Apocrypha

Leo G. Perdue, The Sword and the Stylus: An Introduction to Wisdom in the Age ... Greg Schmidt Goering, Wisdom's Root Revealed: Ben Sira and the Election of ...

Author: Gerbern S. Oegema

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190689643

Category: Religion

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The Oxford Handbook of the Apocrypha addresses the Old Testament Apocrypha, known to be important early Jewish texts that have become deutero-canonical for some Christian churches, non-canonical for other churches, and that are of lasting cultural significance. In addition to the place given to the classical literary, historical, and tradition-historical introductory questions, essays focus on the major social and theological themes of each individual book. With contributions from leading scholars from around the world, the Handbook acts as an authoritative reference work on the current state of Apocrypha research, and at the same time carves out future directions of study. This Handbook offers an overview of the various Apocrypha and relevant topics related to them by presenting updated research on each individual apocryphal text in historical context, from the late Persian and early Hellenistic periods to the early Roman era. The essays provided here examine the place of the Apocrypha in the context of Early Judaism, the relationship between the Apocrypha and texts that came to be canonized, the relationship between the Apocrypha and the Septuagint, Qumran, the Pseudepigrapha, and the New Testament, as well as their reception history in the Western world. Several chapters address overarching themes, such as genre and historicity, Jewish practices and beliefs, theology and ethics, gender and the role of women, and sexual ethics.
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Creation Covenant and the Beginnings of Judaism

6), and he gifts variable doses of wisdom to different groups (vv. ... 21 Goering, Wisdom's Root Revealed, 22–24; Skehan and Di Lella, Wisdom of Ben Sira, ...

Author: Ari Mermelstein

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004281653

Category: Religion

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In Creation, Covenant, and the Beginnings of Judaism, Ari Mermelstein examines Second Temple writers who described creation, rather than a historical event, as the beginning of Jewish history in order to resolve a perceived sense of temporal rupture with Israel’s covenantal past.
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Sibyls Scriptures and Scrolls John Collins at Seventy

prone to possess the specific order of wisdom proprietary to the nation of ... “Torah and Sapiential Pedagogy,” 158–59; Goering, Wisdom's Root Revealed, ...

Author: Joel Baden

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004324749

Category: Religion

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This volume, a tribute to John J. Collins by his friends, colleagues, and students, includes essays on the wide range of interests that have occupied John Collins’s distinguished career.
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Ben Sira on Family Gender and Sexuality

GOERING, Wisdom's Root Revealed, 21-24, 78-102, distinguishes between two apportionments of wisdom. God ”poured out” the first allocation of wisdom upon all ...

Author: Ibolya Balla

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110247473

Category: Religion

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The Book of Ben Sira, the longest Jewish wisdom book, is a combination of wisdom poems about a personified female wisdom figure, and of teachings on everyday issues including marriage, family life, self-control, desires, and sexual promiscuity. Its author demonstrates an anxiety regarding matters of sexuality in the discussions of social relations, including marriage, family life, and in warnings against sexual wrongdoing. This study examines all teachings concerning sexuality in the context of family relations and gender issues with a special regard to the differences between the Hebrew original text of the book and its Greek translation.
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To the Jew First

Wisdom rooted herself in “an honored people, in the portion of the Lord, ... 32:8; Dan 10:13-21; see, for example, Goering, Wisdom's Root Revealed, ...

Author: A. Chadwick Thornhill

Publisher: Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary

ISBN: 9781303352133

Category: Religion

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Paul's "doctrine" of election has remained a controversial and enigmatic topic for centuries. Few studies, however, have approached Paul's doctrine through the context of Second Temple Judaism. This study examines Paul's view of election through the lens of Second Temple Jewish texts written prior to 70 CE. In doing so, it is argued that the best framework through which to view Paul's discussion of election is through a primarily corporate model of election. While such a model is rooted in Judaism, Paul departs from his Jewish contemporaries in arguing that the locus of election is in God's Messiah, Jesus.
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Religion and Female Body in Ancient Judaism and Its Environments

In Sir 24:7 wisdom looks for a resting place among the nations but finds none; God tells her to make her ... 37 GOERING, Wisdom's Root Revealed, 96–102.

Author: Géza G. Xeravits

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110410099

Category: Religion

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The volume publishes papers read at the ninth International Conference on the Deuterocanonical Books, Budapest, 2012. The title of the conference and the issuing volume covers an, on the one hand, extremely important and, on the other hand, regrettably neglected aspect particularly of the ancient Jewish and Christian traditions. Traditional manifestations of both Judaism and Christianity are predominantly masculine theological constructions. Despite their harsh masculine orientation, however, neither Judaism nor Christianity lacks elaboration on the female principle. When an ancient author chooses female imagery in order to make his message more emphatic, the female body as such forms an integral part of their metaphors. The contributions in this volume explore this phenomenon within the literature of early Judaism, and within its broad environments.
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The Oxford Handbook of Wisdom and the Bible

Wisdom's Root Revealed: Ben Sira and the Election of Israel. Leiden: Brill. Segal, Moshe Zvi, editor. 1972. Ben Sira = Sefer Ben-Sira Ha-shalem.

Author: Will Kynes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190661274

Category: Bibles

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This collection of leading scholars presents reflections on both wisdom as a general concept throughout history and cultures, as well as the contested nature of the category of Wisdom Literature. The first half of the collection explores wisdom more generally with essays on its relationship to skill, epistemology, virtue, theology, and order. Wisdom is examined in a number of different contexts, such as historically in the Hebrew Bible and its related cultures, in Egypt and Mesopotamia, as well as in Patristic and Rabbinic interpretation. Additionally, wisdom is examined in its continuing relevance in Islamic, Jewish, and Christian thought, as well as from feminist, environmental, and other contextual perspectives. The second half of the volume considers "Wisdom Literature" as a category. Scholars address its relation to the Solomonic Collection, its social setting, literary genres, chronological development, and theology. Wisdom Literature's relation to other biblical literature (law, history, prophecy, apocalyptic, and the broad question of "Wisdom influence") is then discussed before separate chapters on the texts commonly associated with the category. Contributors take a variety of approaches to the current debates surrounding the viability and value of Wisdom Literature as a category and its proper relationship to the concept of wisdom in the Hebrew Bible. Though the organization of the volume highlights the independence of wisdom as concept from "Wisdom Literature" as a category, seeking to counter the lack of attention given to this question in the traditional approach, the inclusion of both topics together in the same volume reflects their continued interconnection. As such, this handbook both represents the current state of Wisdom scholarship and sets the stage for future developments.
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The Chosen People

In the beginning of the “Wisdom hymn,” Ben Sira describes Wisdom's ... 9Greg S. Goering, Wisdom's Root Revealed: Ben Sira and the Election of Israel, ...

Author: A. Chadwick Thornhill

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830840830

Category: Religion

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In this careful and provocative study, Chad Thornhill considers how Second Temple understandings of election influenced key Pauline texts with sensitivity to social, historical and literary factors. While Paul is able to move beyond ancient categories of a collective view of election, Thornhill shows how he also follows these patterns.
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Wiley Blackwell Companion to Wisdom Literature

Wisdom's Root Revealed: Ben Sira and the Election of Israel. Leiden: Brill. Gottlieb, Isaac B. 1990. Pirqe Abot and biblical wisdom.

Author: Samuel L. Adams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119158257

Category: Religion

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A comprehensive introduction to ancient wisdom literature, with fascinating essays on a broad range of topics. The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Wisdom Literature is a wide-ranging introduction to the texts, themes, and receptions of the wisdom literature of the Bible and the ancient world. This comprehensive volume brings together original essays from established scholars and emerging voices to offer a variety of perspectives on the “wisdom” biblical books, early Christian and rabbinic literature, and beyond. Varied and engaging essays provide fresh insights on topics of timeless relevance, exploring the distinct features of instructional texts and discussing their interpretation in both antiquity and the modern world. Designed for non-specialists, this accessible volume provides readers with balanced coverage of traditional biblical wisdom texts, including Proverbs, Job, Psalms, and Ecclesiastes; lesser-known Egyptian and Mesopotamian wisdom; and African proverbs. The contributors explore topics ranging from scribes and pedagogy in ancient Israel, to representations of biblical wisdom literature in contemporary cinema. Offering readers a fresh and interesting way to engage with wisdom literature, this book: Discusses sapiential books and traditions in various historical and cultural contexts Offers up-to-date discussion on the study of the biblical wisdom books Features essays on the history of interpretation and theological reception Includes essays covering the antecedents and afterlife of the texts Part of the acclaimed Wiley Blackwell Companions to Religion series, the Companion to Wisdom Literature is a valuable resource for university, seminary and divinity school students and instructors, scholars and researchers, and general readers with interest in the subject.
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Crainte de Dieu Sagesse et Loi

Voir aussi Goering, Wisdom's Root Revealed, 138. 56. Voir aussi Skehan et Di Lella, The Wisdom of Ben Sira, 145 ; Goering, Wisdom's Root Revealed, 140 n.

Author: Katharina Lentz

Publisher: SBL Press

ISBN: 9780884144083

Category: Religion

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Peu d'études spécifiques ont été consacrées à Ben Sira 10,19-11,6. Lentz examine le texte en hébreu, grec, syriaque et latin, en essayant d'identifier les différences majeures entre ces versions et leurs orientations fondamentales respectives. Dans cette péricope, elle révèle trois thèmes importants: la crainte de Dieu, la sagesse et la loi. En prenant comme point de départ le thème de la crainte de Dieu dans le Deutéronome, les Psaumes et les Proverbes, Job et Qoheleth en plus de Ben Sira, Lentz examine la relation de ce thème avec la sagesse et la loi. La relation étroite entre la crainte de Dieu, la sagesse et la loi devrait inciter les spécialistes à se demander si celles-ci ne représentent pas trois aspects de la même réalité. Few specific studies have been devoted to Ben Sira 10:19-11:6. Lentz examines the text in Hebrew, Greek, Syriac, and Latin, trying to identify the major differences between these versions and their respective fundamental orientations. In this pericope she reveals three important themes: the fear of God, wisdom, and the law. Taking as a point of departure the theme of the fear of God in Deuteronomy, Psalms, and Proverbs, Job, and Qoheleth, in addition to Ben Sira, Lentz examines the relationship of this theme with wisdom and the law. The close relationship between the fear of God, wisdom, and the law should lead scholars to ask if these do not represent three aspects of the same reality.
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