Significance of Torah in the Book of Proverbs: A Socio-Liberative Reading
Enolyne Lyngdoh
  • ISBN : 9789351486336
  • year : 2022
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
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Wisdom instruction in Proverbs interprets the Torah-values to confront injustice and the misuse of power in ancient Israel. The problem of human greed for power, privileges, and wealth earned by dishonest means are issues encountered by the Post-exilic Israel. The study employs socio liberative reading guide us to understand how Torah can be understood from liberative perspective if justice, righteousness and the fear of the Lord is being realized. Such issues are relevant to contemporary society in the context of mishandling of power by the ruling elites that created conflict, discrimination and inequalities in society. Contents Foreword Abbreviation Chapter 1: General Introduction 1.1. The Socio-Economic Crisis of the Post-exilic Period 1.2. The Political Crisis in the Post-exilic Period 1.3. The External and Internal Oppression 1.4. The Meaning of Torah 1.5. The Usage of the Term Wisdom 1.6. Social Scientific Reading 1.7. The Liberative Reading Chapter 2: The History of Collection and the Stages of Development of Wisdom in the Context of the Book of Proverbs Introduction 2.1. The History of Collection 2.2. History of Different Social Milieu of Wisdom 2.3. Assumptions on the Development of Wisdom Tradition 2.4. Literary Work and the Theological Conflict Summary Chapter 3: The Significance of Law in Ancient West Asian Wisdom Instruction and Its Relationship with the Book of Proverbs Introduction 3.1. Ancient West Asian Wisdom and the Book of Proverbs 3.2. The Similarity of Ancient West Asian Wisdom Instruction and Proverbs 3.3. Relationship of Law and Wisdom Instruction in AWA 3.4. Uniqueness of Israel Wisdom Instruction in the Book of Proverbs Summary Chapter 4: The Theological Significance of the Torah and Wisdom in the Post-Exilic Period Introduction 4.1. The Diverse Opinions on the Function of the Torah 4.2. The Socio-Economic and Political Associationof Law in the Persian Period 4.3. Symbols and Concepts of Torah 4.4. The Relationship of Deuteronomy and Proverbs: A Quest for Liberative Reading Summary Chapter 5: The Vitality of Wisdom Instruction in the Book of Proverbs Introduction 5.1. The Motif of Wisdom Instructional Discourse 5.2. Concepts and Metaphors of Instruction Summary Chapter 6: Instruction on Wealth and Poverty of the Righteous and the Wicked Introduction 6.1. The Collection of Sayings on Wealth and Poverty Prov. 10-22:16 6.2. The Description of the Righteous-Poor and the Foolish-Wicked and its Related Actions Summary Chapter 7: Instruction on Protection of the Disadvantaged in the Context of Oppressive Ruler Introduction 7.1. Protection of the Disadvantaged in the Proverbial Collection 22:17-30 7.2. Justice to the Poor in the Context of the Oppressive Ruler Summary Chapter 8: General Conclusion Bibliography Dr. Enolyne Lyngdoh is the Associate Professor at John Roberts Theological College in Old Testament. She completed her Bachelor of Divinity from Union Biblical Seminary. She did her Master in Theology and Doctor of Theology from The United Theological College. She has been involved in teaching from 2009.