Teaching Morality in Antiquity: Wisdom Texts, Oral Traditions, and Images
Oshima, T. M., editor
TŁbingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2018 pp. ix + 304. $167.00
Orientalische Religionen in der Antike, 29
Description: The eighteen articles collected in this volume are the results of the international workshop, "Teaching Morality in Antiquity: Wisdom Texts, Oral Traditions, and Images," held at the Bibliotheca Albertina of the University of Leipzig between November 29th and December 1st, 2016. During the workshop, fruitful discussions on diverse issues related to the theme "wisdom texts and morality" developed regarding biblical wisdom texts and their parallels from the ancient Egypt, ancient Mesopotamia, and the ancient Levant - more specifically: moral messages and rhetoric in wisdom texts; questions of theodicy; and many more. Contributors: Jan Assmann, Noga Ayali-Darshan, Daniel Bodi, Yoram Cohen, Izak Cornelius, Jan Dietrich, Yitzhaq Feder, Judith E. Filitz, Edward L. Greenstein, Dominick S. Hernandez, Enrique Jimenez, Thomas Kruger, Alan Lenzi, Alexandra von Lieven, Herbert Niehr, T.M. Oshima, Karolina Prochownik, Ludger Schwienhorst-Schonberger.
Subjects: Ancient Near East, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Ancient Near Eastern History, Greco-Roman Period, Social-Scientific Approaches, Psychology, Theological Approaches, Ethics
Review by Al Wolters
Citation: Al Wolters, review of T. M. Oshima, ed., Teaching Morality in Antiquity: Wisdom Texts, Oral Traditions, and Images, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).
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