Wisdom Literature


Graeme Goldsworthy, Gospel and Wisdom, Paternoster, 1981. ****
Derek Kidner, The Wisdom of Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes: An Introduction to Wisdom Literature, Inter-Varsity, 1985.
Roland Murphy, Wisdom Literature: Job, Proverbs, Ruth, Canticles, Ecclesiastes, and Esther (FOTL, 13), Eerdmans, 1981.
________ The Tree of Life: An Exploration of Biblical Wisdom Literature, Eerdmans, 1997.
J. I. Packer and Sven Soderlund (eds.), The Way of Wisdom: Essays in Honor of Bruce K. Waltke, Zondervan, 2000.
Gerhard von Rad, Wisdom in Israel, Trinity Press International, 1996.


Walter C. Kaiser Jr., "Wisdom Theology and the Centre of Old Testament Theology," Evangelical Quarterly 50 (1978): 132-146.

Optional Reading of Interest:

H. Wayne Ballard Jr. and W. Dennis Tucker Jr. (eds.), An Introduction to Wisdom Literature and the Psalms: A Festscrift for Marvin E. Tate,
____ Mercer University Press, 2000.
John Day, R. P Gordon, and H. G. Williamson (eds.), Studies in Ancient Israelite Wisdom: Essays in Honor of J. A. Emerton,
____ Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Leo Purdue and John Gammie (eds.), The Sage in Israel and the Ancient Near East, Eisenbrauns, 1990.
Martin Noth and D. Winton Thomas (eds.), Wisdom in Israel and in the Ancient Near East: Essays Presented to H. H. Rowley
____ (Supplements to Vetus Testamentum, 3), E. J. Brill, 1960.
Ben Witherington, Jesus the Sage: The Pilgrimage of Wisdom, Fortress, 2000.

Leonidas Kaluglia, Wise King: Studies in Royal Wisdom as Divine Revelation in the Old Testament and its Environment (Coniectanea Biblica:
____Old Testament Series, 15), Gleerup, 1980.