• 'Wisdom' as Mask and Mirror: Methodological Questions for 'Wisdom's' Dialogue with the Canon.

    Author(s):
    Will Kynes (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Subject(s):
    Wisdom literature, Prophecy, Hebrew bible, Intertextuality
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    Old Testament Prophecy, Biblical Wisdom literature, form criticism
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/e0v6-k881
    Abstract:
    While endorsing the overall project of this volume, I raise in this essay two significant questions about how this relationship between Wisdom and Prophecy should be explored. First, is the term “Wisdom” as a designation for a category of biblical books more of a hindrance than a help? Recently, the questions about the viability of “Wisdom” as a category are beginning to mount. The vague, arbitrary, and subjective category may indeed be a mask that distorts the meaning of its contents. Worse than that, the level of abstraction from the text at which the genre seeks to unify these diverse books invites scholars to import their modern presuppositions into their interpretation. The second question that must be considered when exploring Wisdom’s relationship with Prophecy is whether form criticism is the best starting place for this comparison.
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