The Wisdom Instructions in the Book of Tobit

The Wisdom Instructions in the Book of Tobit

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Scholars have shown renewed interest in the Book of Tobit since fragments of the text were found at Qumran. However, the wisdom instructions of Tobit 4 have remained largely ignored. The present study provides an extensive treatment of this important section, reading Tobita€™s wisdom discourse as a vital component in the literary expression of the author and as a strong indication of the significant role of the sapiential tradition in the world of Diaspora living. In the context of Second Temple Judaism, Tobita€™s wisdom discourse is part of an essential avenue for shaping identity and creating a distinct ethos for those outside the land.Chapter 2 The Wisdom Instructions in Tob 4:3-19, 21; 12:6-10 and 14:8-11 The reader is left in no doubt that the sayings in Tob 4:3-19, 21 are instructional, thanks to the a€œfather-sona€ motif at the beginning of Tob 4:3.1 Instruction given to a anbsp;...

Title:The Wisdom Instructions in the Book of Tobit
Author:Francis M. Macatangay
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter - 2011-03-29


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