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Wisdom's root revealed [electronic resource] : Ben Sira and the election of Israel / by Greg Schmidt Goering.

By: Goering, Greg Schmidt.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Supplements to the Journal for the study of Judaism: v. 139.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 313 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9789004190719 (electronic bk.); 9004190716 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Jews -- Election, Doctrine of | Bible. Apocrypha. Ecclesiasticus -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Apocrypha | Bible | Criticism, interpretation, etc | Ecclesiasticus | Election, Doctrine of | Jews | O.T | Religion | RELIGION -- Judaism -- Theology | Wijsheid van Jezus Sirach (bijbelboek) | Jahwe | Sirach <Buch> | Auserw�ahltes Volk | WeisheitGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Wisdom's root revealed.DDC classification: 296.3/1172 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Wisdom, Torah, and election : an introduction to the study -- Election and creation : the sun, the moon, and Israel's chosenness -- Election and revelation : general and special wisdom -- Election and tradition : the preservation and transmission of wisdom -- Election and piety : the "fear of YHWH" -- Election and eschatology : Israel among the nations -- Conclusion : Ben Sira and the election of Israel.
Summary: 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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Revision of author's thesis (Th. D.)--Harvard University, 2006 under title: To whom has wisdom's root been revealed? : Ben Sira and the election of Israel : a thesis.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [270]-284) and indexes.

Wisdom, Torah, and election : an introduction to the study -- Election and creation : the sun, the moon, and Israel's chosenness -- Election and revelation : general and special wisdom -- Election and tradition : the preservation and transmission of wisdom -- Election and piety : the "fear of YHWH" -- Election and eschatology : Israel among the nations -- Conclusion : Ben Sira and the election of Israel.

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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