Jesus the Sage: The Pilgrimage of Wisdom
The path of wisdom from Solomon to Jesus and from Jesus to the churchIn the early Jesus movement, wisdom in the person of Jesus was believed to have returned to heaven, exalted to the right hand of God, and to reign from there. But Jesus as wisdom had left both his legacy and his influence behind. The sayings of Jesus recorded in the Gospels reflect not only the influence of the Israelite wisdom traditions, but also the tradition of the personification of wisdom.In this provocative volume newly available in paperback, Ben Witherington provides both an introduction to Israel's wisdom traditions and insight into how Jesus and his sayings fit in that tradition. Beyond this, he demonstrates the on-going significance and influence of these traditions on other New Testament writings. He concludes that Jesus may be viewed primarily as a prophetic sage emphasizing instruction, insight, and humor in a vein counter to the dominant culture.
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1 Timothy 316
Conclusions and Further Implications
Paul the Apostle Sage or Sophist?
1 Corinthians 14
The Profile and Pilgrimage of Wisdom
Hokmah Meets Sophia Jesus the Cynic?
A The Legacy of Alexander in the Holy Land
Wisdom in Person Jesus the Sage
Jesus Parables and Aphorisms
The Wisdom of God
Wisdoms Legacy From Q to James
The Sapiential Agenda of Q
James and Traditional Wisdom
Singing Wisdoms Praise
1 Corinthians 810 and 2 Corinthians 34
Romans 12 911
Conclusions and Conjectures
The Gospels of Wisdom Matthew and John
Different Sons of the Same Mother
A Word to the Wise
The First and Last Word
Final Reflections on Wisdoms Journey
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