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4QInstruction
Goff, Matthew J.

Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2013 pp. xvi + 370. $45.95

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Wisdom Literature from the Ancient World, 2

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Description: The wisdom tradition of ancient Israel, represented in the Hebrew Bible by Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes and in the Apocrypha by Ben Sira and the Wisdom of Solomon, is also well-attested in the texts from Qumran. 4QInstruction (1Q26, 4Q415Ė418, 4Q423), the largest wisdom text of the Dead Sea Scrolls, is considered a sapiential text primarily because of its explicit and insistent pedagogical nature. To make this significant wisdom text more widely available, this volume offers a critical edition, translation, and commentary on the main fragments of 4QInstruction. It examines particular texts of 4QInstruction as well as broader issues, including its date, genre, main themes, and place in Second Temple Judaism. Finally, in order to contextualize this pivotal work, 4QInstructionís relationship to the sapiential and apocalyptic traditions is also explored.

Subjects: Literature, Methods, Linguistics, Dead Sea Scrolls

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Review by Jeffrey P. Garcia
Published 2/26/2015
Citation: Jeffrey P. Garcia, review of Matthew J. Goff, 4QInstruction, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


Review by Kenneth Atkinson
Published 2/26/2015
Citation: Kenneth Atkinson, review of Matthew J. Goff, 4QInstruction, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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