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Considerations of Genre and Categorization
Definition of Wisdom Literature
Worldview and Values of Traditional Wisdom
Terminology of Wisdom
The Genre of Instructions
A Secular Viewpoint?
Implicit Assumptions – Optimism and Knowledge
Discrepancies in the System
Conclusions
Definition and Classification of Critical Wisdom
Definitions
Voices in the Margin?
The Righteous Sufferer Compositions
The Vanity Theme
The Theodicy Question
LITERATURE
The Righteous Sufferer
Sumerian Job
Babylonian Job
Ugaritic Job / ludlul bēl nēmeqi
Babylonian Theodicy
The Book of Job
Ballade of the Early Rulers
Gilgamesh Stories
The Dialogue of Pessimism
Qohelet
The Form of Divine Inscrutability
The Function of Divine Inscrutability
Cultic Functions
Demonstration of Contrition
Demonstration of Divine Omnipotence
Instructional Functions
Humility of Cultic Officiators
Suffering Does Not Equal Sin
Concluding Remarks
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Davis - DIVINE INSCRUTABLITY IN WISDOM LITERATURE IN ANCIENT ISRAEL AND MESOPOTAMIA

Davis - DIVINE INSCRUTABLITY IN WISDOM LITERATURE IN ANCIENT ISRAEL AND MESOPOTAMIA

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TESI - Vanderbilt University - May, 2010
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