A Discussion Of The Old And New Testaments Essay

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Wisdom is generally understood as the right application of knowledge. Moreover, it is regarded as basic to a theological understanding of the twin concepts of Creation and Redemption, and this extends its relevance to both a discussion of the Old and New Testaments. In specific terms Wisdom is associated with Creation and with Redemption in both Testaments as an illustration of its importance in overall Salvation History.
Wisdom is generally understood as the right use of knowledge. More than that, it is thought of as basic to a religious understanding of the twin ideas of Creation and Redemption, and thisextends its relevance to both a discussion of the Old and New Testaments. In clearly stated/particular terms Wisdom is related to Creation and with Redemption in both Testamentsas an illustration of its importance in overall (saving or protecting someone from sin or harm)History.
While the dominant trend in Old Testament theology has been either to neglect wisdom literature or to consider it to be outside the mainstream of Israelite faith, some scholars have offered important insights into both the theology of the sages and how it relates to the larger biblical theology. We begin with the place of wisdom in several of the leading presentations of Old Testament Theology since the Second World War, and then move on to the different approaches to understanding the theology of the sages by contemporary wisdom scholars.
According to an Old Testament scholar, Wright (1969:70-96)…
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