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The Society of Biblical Literature is the oldest and largest international scholarly membership organization in the field of biblical studies. Founded in 1880, the Society has grown to over 8,500 international members including teachers, students, religious leaders and individuals from all walks of life who share a mutual interest in the critical investigation of the Bible.
Wisdom Literature from the Ancient World

Wisdom Literature from the Ancient World is the first series to present scholarly editions of such a variety of wisdom texts from throughout the ancient world, including ancient Near Eastern, Greco-Roman, early Christian, and rabbinic wisdom. Each volume in the series provides an in-depth introduction to the wisdom text under examination, a critically reconstructed original text, and an English translation of and extensive commentary on that wisdom text.

The WLAW series is led by General Editor Leo G. Perdue and Associate Editor Reinhard Gregor Kratz. Area editors include:

  • Pancratius C. Beentjes, Universiteit van Tilburg
  • Katharine J. Dell, University of Cambridge
  • Edward L. Greenstein, Bar-Ilan University
  • Victor Hurowitz, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • John S. Kloppenborg, University of Toronto
  • Michael Kolarcik, Regis College, Toronto School of Theology
  • Manfred Oeming, Universität Heidelberg
  • Bernd U. Schipper, Humboldt University of Berlin
  • Günter Stemberger, University of Vienna
  • Loren T. Stuckenbruck, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

For a complete list of titles available in this series and a PDF form for establishing a standing order, click here.

4QInstruction
by Matthew J. Goff, 2013, WLAW 2
paperback hardcover
The Sentences of Sextus
by Walter T. Wilson, 2012, WLAW 1
paperback hardcover

 
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