- Author : Francis M. Macatangay
- Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
- Release Date : 2011
- Genre: Religion
- Pages : 389
- ISBN 10 : 9783110255348
The Wisdom Instructions in the Book of Tobit Excerpt :
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 Tobit'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, Tobit's wisdom discourse is part of an essential avenue for shaping identity and creating a distinct ethos for those outside the land.