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Bernd U. Schipper

Dr. Dr. Bernd U. Schipper is Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at the Humboldt-University of Berlin. His research focuses on the history of Israel in the Ancient Near Eastern world.
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Bernd U. Schipper

Sprüche (Proverbia)


1. Edition 2018
901 pages
ISBN 978-3-7887-3285-1
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

Biblischer Kommentar Altes Testament - Neubearbeitungen - Band XVII,1

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Bernd U. Schipper reads the book of Proverbs within the context of ancient Near Eastern wisdom literature and at the same time as an integral part of the Old Testament. As a work of literature from the Second Temple period, the book of Proverbs takes part in the theological debates of its time over issues such as the significance of the Torah (and particularly the Deuteronomic law) or whether humans are capable of living in accordance with the divine will.

The analysis of ancient Near Eastern parallels gives special attention to textual material that has previously not been applied to the exegesis of the book of Proverbs: the sapiential texts from the Egyptian Late Period (6th-2nd c. B.C.E.).

On the whole, the final form of the book of Proverbs emerges as a text from the late Persian and early Hellenistic periods that can be ascribed to a circle of »scribes« who were well-versed in the scriptures of ancient Israel.

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