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Context and Meaning in Proverbs 25-27 (review)

Context and Meaning in Proverbs 25-27 (review) simple reworking. That led to the conclusion that there was an independent priestly "Grundschrift," which, incidentally, rested on the assumption of the old sources and referred the reader to them. This overall hypothesis certainly affects also the judgment on the earliest priestly layer in the sanctuary texts of Exodus and Leviticus, but from an analysis of these texts, it can neither be proved nor rejected. In this section of the Pentateuch the question remains open. These comments, however, are marginal; they do not diminish the importance of the positive work which is done in this powerful book. It is to be hoped that it will be the starting point of a new wave of studies on these generally very neglected texts of the Torah. Norbert Lohfink HochschuJe Sankt Georgen D-6000 Frankfurt. West Germany CONTEXT AND MEANING IN PROVERBS 25-27. By Raymond C. Van Leeuwen. SBL Dissertation Series 96. pp. xi + 171. Atlanta: Scholars, 1988. Paper. One of the unique features of the book of Proverbs is that much of itin particular, 10:1-22:16 and chaps. 25-29-consists of short units, mainly in the form of poetical couplets, each of which, read in isolation, is entirely self-contained, and which with http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hebrew Studies National Association of Professors of Hebrew

Context and Meaning in Proverbs 25-27 (review)

Hebrew Studies , Volume 31 (1) – Oct 5, 1990

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simple reworking. That led to the conclusion that there was an independent priestly "Grundschrift," which, incidentally, rested on the assumption of the old sources and referred the reader to them. This overall hypothesis certainly affects also the judgment on the earliest priestly layer in the sanctuary texts of Exodus and Leviticus, but from an analysis of these texts, it can neither be proved nor rejected. In this section of the Pentateuch the question remains open. These comments, however, are marginal; they do not diminish the importance of the positive work which is done in this powerful book. It is to be hoped that it will be the starting point of a new wave of studies on these generally very neglected texts of the Torah. Norbert Lohfink HochschuJe Sankt Georgen D-6000 Frankfurt. West Germany CONTEXT AND MEANING IN PROVERBS 25-27. By Raymond C. Van Leeuwen. SBL Dissertation Series 96. pp. xi + 171. Atlanta: Scholars, 1988. Paper. One of the unique features of the book of Proverbs is that much of itin particular, 10:1-22:16 and chaps. 25-29-consists of short units, mainly in the form of poetical couplets, each of which, read in isolation, is entirely self-contained, and which with

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Published: Oct 5, 1990

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