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It is a thoroughly revised and extended version of a vintage textual content. Drawing on contemporary paintings on criminal and didactic fabric and together with extra literary interpretation, Blenkinsopp strains the process similar key traditions--law and wisdom--throughout the historical past of Israel within the biblical interval. He demonstrates their crucial strains of continuity with classical Jewish proposal and early Christian theology.
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The stylization and elaboration evident in this form do not suggest a popular folk origin, though it is sometimes possible to detect popular usage behind the literary elaboration. But in general they are not popular but scholastic, and their intent is explicitly didactic. The bicolon (two-member) structure also has the advantage of allowing the play of different kinds of relationship between the two cola without sacrificing that unity of form and content which is characteristic of the proverb. In some it is a case of a simple and explicit comparison: Like vinegar to the teeth, and smoke to the eyes, so are the lazy to their employers.
And so on in progressive and cumulative sequence up to the thirteen attributes of God. Many other examples of the use of this technique in secular instruction and religious catechesis could be given. ) may also have had the same mnemonic function. A special kind of numerical saying is the type in which two numbers, one higher than the other, occur; we could call it the progressive numerical saying. Starting from the common practice of indicating approximation by numbers in sequence ('two or three'), < previous page page_36 next page > If you like this book, buy it!
While it frequently enjoins attention to the rights of the poor and disadvantaged, as do the Egyptian instructions, it simply takes for granted a hierarchical and feudal society in which advancement depends upon wealth and influence in high places. g. 19: 13; 21: 9, 19; 25: 24; 27: 1516) is by no means peculiar to Israel, but that will do little to alleviate the distasteful impression which it conveys. (It reaches the nadir of irrationality in Ben Sira's statement that 'better is the wickedness of a man than a woman who does good', Ecclus.