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Title: Book of Proverbs and Arabic Proverbial Works
Author: Kassis, R A
Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 1999
Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004113053
Volumes: 1; Pages: xiv, 318
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This is the first detailed study that critically compares and contrasts the wisdom sentences of the Book of Proverbs with classical and post-classical Arabic proverbs; reference is also made to current Arabic proverbs.The wisdom tradition of Solomon is examined and is compared to that of the Arab sage Luqmn. The book deals with three main themes that are of special significance both in the Book of Proverbs and in Arabic proverbial works: royalty, speech and silence, wealth and poverty.The book concludes with a study of some form-critical and traditio-historical aspects of the treated proverbs.Hundreds of classical Arabic proverbs and wisdom sayings of Prophet Muhammad appear for the first time in English.CONTENTSPreface Abbreviations Ch. 1 Introduction Ch. 2 The Solomonic Wisdom Tradition Ch. 3 Royal Sayings Ch. 4 Speech and Silence Ch. 5 Wealth and Poverty Ch. 6 Some Form-Critical and Traditio-Historical Aspects Conclusion Bibliography Indexes Modern Authors Biblical Texts REVIEWS"Certainly anyone who wishes to offer a theory on the origin of the sentence literature in Proverbs will need to read and consider the book."--Andrew E. Steinmann, Review of Biblical Literature, 2000."Kassis's pioneering survey of extensive corpora of Arabic sayings that elucidate biblical material is therefore invaluable."--P. J. Williams, Tyndale Bulletin, 2000.