The Syro-Palestinian Wisdom of the Late Bronze Age

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Noga Ayali-Darshan covers the wisdom works and vernacular sayings of Syria-Palestine from the Late Bronze Age. This material exists in some form of Akkadian, including Sumero-Akkadian and Akkadian-Hurrian, all of which comes from sites at Ugarit and/or Emar. Darshan organises the works into four types: practical wisdom, critical wisdom, disputation poems and fables, and righteous sufferer compositions. Much of her chapter will introduce readers to the texts themselves, by way of their provenance, language and versions. Additionally, some thematic and particular linguistic reflections are given. In short, this chapter provides an introduction to an emerging and perhaps neglected area of wisdom from the biblical world.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Cambridge Companion to Biblical Wisdom Literature
Editors Katherine J. Dell
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9781108483162, 9781108716475
StatePublished - 2022

RAMBI Publications

  • RAMBI Publications
  • Bible -- Comparative studies
  • Wisdom literature -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
  • Assyro-Babylonian literature -- Relation to the Bible


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