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A biblical theology of gerassapience, Joel A.A. Ajayi

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A biblical theology of gerassapience
Title
A biblical theology of gerassapience
Statement of responsibility
Joel A.A. Ajayi
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Ancient cultures, such as that of the Hebrews, commonly associated wisdom with advanced years. In A Biblical Theology of Gerassapience, the author investigates the validity of this correlation through an eclectic approach---including linguistic semantic, tradition-historical, and socio-anthropological methods---to pertinent biblical and extra-biblical texts. There are significant variations in the estimation of gerassapience (or "old-age wisdom") in each period of ancient Israel's life---that is, in pre-monarchical, monarchical, and post-monarchical Israel. Throughout this study, appropriate cross-cultural parallels are drawn from the cultures of ancient Israel's neighbors and of modern societies, such as the West African Yoruba tribe" "The overall results are bi-dimensional. On the one hand, there are semantic elements of gerassapience, such as the elusiveness of "wisdom" and the mild fluidity of "old age." Both terms have strong contextual affinity with minimal exceptions. Thus, the attribution of wisdom to old age is evident but not absolute in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). On the other hand, gerassapience is depicted as primarily didactic, through direct and indirect instructions and counsels of the elderly, fostering the saging fear-of-Yahweh legacies. On the whole, socio-anthropocentric tendencies of gerassapience (that is, of making old age a repertoire of wisdom) are checked by theological warrants of theosapience (Yahwistic wisdom). Therefore, in the Hebrew Bible, the fear of Yahweh is also the beginning of growing old and wise." ""Joel A. A. Ajayi has done us all a great service by bringing together the Old Testament understanding of wisdom and the Old Testament understanding of old age. He treats this Old Testament thematic pair with linguistic, tradition-historical and socio-anthropological approaches in three historical periods: pre-monarchy, monarchy, and post-monarchy. With this approach, he is able to articulate the diversity of Old Testament views of the wisdom of old age. In a society already grappling with issues tied to aging, this probing biblical study will richly repay its readers." W. H. Bellinger Jr., Chair, Department of Religion, and W. Marshall and Lulie Craig Professor of Bible, Baylor University, Waco, Texas"--BOOK JACKET
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Ajayi, Joel A. A
Dewey number
220.8/30526
Index
index present
LC call number
BS1199.A35
LC item number
A33 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in biblical literature
Series volume
v. 134
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aging
  • Older people in the Bible
Label
A biblical theology of gerassapience, Joel A.A. Ajayi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Social-Anthropological Approach to the Study
  • Chapter Three.
  • Philological Concerns I: The Semantic Domain of ("Wisdom")
  • History of Scholarship
  • Etymological Analysis
  • Lexical Analysis
  • Comparative Analysis
  • Summative Definition
  • Chapter Four.
  • Philological Concerns II: The Semantic Domain of ("Old Age")
  • Chapter One.
  • History of Scholarship
  • Etymological Analysis
  • Lexical Analysis
  • Comparative Analysis
  • Summative Definition
  • Chapter Five.
  • Social Anthropology of Gerassapience in Pre-Monarchical Israel
  • Evidences of Gerassapience in the Patriarchal Narratives
  • Functions of Gerassapience in Early Israel
  • Chapter Six.
  • Introductory Matters
  • Social Theology of Gerassapience in Monarchical Israel
  • Introductory Overview of the Deuteronomic History
  • Evidences of Gerassapience in the United Monarchy
  • Evidences of Gerassapience in the Divided Monarchy
  • Functions of Gerassapience in the Monarchical Israel
  • Chapter Seven.
  • Conflicting Views of Gerassapience in Post-Monarchical Israel
  • Evidences of Gerassapience in the Wisdom Literature
  • Evidences of Gerassapience in the Book of Psalms
  • Functions of Gerassapience in Post-Monarchical Israel
  • Challenges and Purpose of the Study
  • Chapter Eight.
  • Concluding Remarks
  • Semantic Elements of Gerassapience in Ancient Israel
  • Functional Elements of Gerassapience in Ancient Israel
  • Nature and Scope of the Study
  • Chapter Two.
  • Methodological Concerns
  • Linguistic Approach to the Study
  • Tradition-Historical Approach to the Study
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 267 p.
Isbn
9781433107856
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009040988
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2134283-01umb_inst
  • 2208138
  • (Sirsi) i9781433107856
  • (OCoLC)455870879
Label
A biblical theology of gerassapience, Joel A.A. Ajayi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Social-Anthropological Approach to the Study
  • Chapter Three.
  • Philological Concerns I: The Semantic Domain of ("Wisdom")
  • History of Scholarship
  • Etymological Analysis
  • Lexical Analysis
  • Comparative Analysis
  • Summative Definition
  • Chapter Four.
  • Philological Concerns II: The Semantic Domain of ("Old Age")
  • Chapter One.
  • History of Scholarship
  • Etymological Analysis
  • Lexical Analysis
  • Comparative Analysis
  • Summative Definition
  • Chapter Five.
  • Social Anthropology of Gerassapience in Pre-Monarchical Israel
  • Evidences of Gerassapience in the Patriarchal Narratives
  • Functions of Gerassapience in Early Israel
  • Chapter Six.
  • Introductory Matters
  • Social Theology of Gerassapience in Monarchical Israel
  • Introductory Overview of the Deuteronomic History
  • Evidences of Gerassapience in the United Monarchy
  • Evidences of Gerassapience in the Divided Monarchy
  • Functions of Gerassapience in the Monarchical Israel
  • Chapter Seven.
  • Conflicting Views of Gerassapience in Post-Monarchical Israel
  • Evidences of Gerassapience in the Wisdom Literature
  • Evidences of Gerassapience in the Book of Psalms
  • Functions of Gerassapience in Post-Monarchical Israel
  • Challenges and Purpose of the Study
  • Chapter Eight.
  • Concluding Remarks
  • Semantic Elements of Gerassapience in Ancient Israel
  • Functional Elements of Gerassapience in Ancient Israel
  • Nature and Scope of the Study
  • Chapter Two.
  • Methodological Concerns
  • Linguistic Approach to the Study
  • Tradition-Historical Approach to the Study
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 267 p.
Isbn
9781433107856
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009040988
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2134283-01umb_inst
  • 2208138
  • (Sirsi) i9781433107856
  • (OCoLC)455870879

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