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 Tobitas 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, Tobitas 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 afather-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|