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Reading Proverbs Intertextually
Dell, Katharine and Will Kynes, editors

London: T&T Clark, 2019 pp. xiii + 253. $114.00

Series Information
Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies, 629

Description: Sitting alongside the partner volumes Reading Job Intertextually (2012) and Reading Ecclesiastes Intertextually (2014) also published in the Library of Hebrew and Old testament Studies, this addition to the series continues the study of intertextuality in the Hebrew Bible. Dell and Kynes provide the first comprehensive treatment of intertextuality in Proverbs. Topics addressed include the intertextual resonances between Proverbs, and texts across the Hebrew canon, as well as texts throughout history, from the Dead Sea Scrolls to African and Chinese proverbial literature. The contributions, though comprehensive, do not provide clear-cut answers, but rather invite further study into connections between Proverbs and external texts, highlighting ideas and issues in relation to the extra texts discussed themselves. The volume gathers together scholars with specific expertise on the array of texts that intersect with Proverbs and these scholars in turn bring their own insights to the texts at hand. In particular the contributors have been encouraged to pursue the intertextual approach that best suits their topic, thereby offering readers a valuable collection of intertextual case studies that address a single biblical book. Contributors include Pancratius C. Beentjes, William P. Brown, Katharine Dell, John Goldingay, Anselm C. Hagedorn, Christopher D. Hancock, Knut M. Heim, Scott C. Jones, Will Kynes, Madipoane J. Masenya, Susan Niditch, Funlola Olojede, Markus Saur, Bernd U. Schipper, Mark Sneed, Susannah Ticciati, William A. Tooman, and Christine Roy Yoder.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Wisdom Literature, Proverbs, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Judaism, Literary Approaches, Reception History

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Review by Timothy J. Sandoval
Published 1/9/2020
Citation: Timothy J. Sandoval, review of Katharine Dell and Will Kynes, eds., Reading Proverbs Intertextually, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2020).

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